I’ve been on a bit of vintage fabric buying bender the past year, and I’m always looking for DIY wedding ideas to put my stash to good use. I stumbled on a few of torn fabric garlands on Etsy and fell in love. They are easy to make – but time-consuming. If you are making uber-long ones to hang at a barn wedding, my advice is to gather your maids and get all hands on deck, er, rope and work on it together. It’s pretty mindless work (you can chit-chat while you are doing it), so it would actually be a fun project to share with your maids over margaritas. Instead of a ‘Stitch and Bitch’ you could call it a ‘Tie One On” party:)
You will need:
Gather your vintage fabric and make cuts at the edge it about 2 inches apart. I like the rustic chic look, so my scraps are not all the same width or length.
Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Until you have a nice pile of scraps. (It took approximately 30 scraps of fabric per foot to make my garland.)
Voila! A gorgeous torn fabric garland for your wedding!