I’ve always been quite a crafty soul and being creative offline is something I’m really trying to give a push now that I’ve got some more time on my hands!
The thing is, my confidence is at an all-time low when it comes to my own creations so despite raiding the aisles of Hobbycraft the other day (sorry bank balance!) I started off small and simple last night (whilst watching my beloved Noel *swoons* on the Great British Bake Off) and made this super-easy DIY Halloween garland from scraps of material and ribbon.
I’m actually quite proud of it and I think it looks lovely! Here’s how you can make you own…
DIY Halloween Garland Tutorial
You will need…
— Jute rope/twine.
— Various materials and ribbons.
— Roll out your twine to the desired length, trim as necessary and make a loop on either end using a double knot.
— Cut your material and ribbon to around 2 x the length you’re looking to achieve for your garland. You can always trim off extra if needed to make everything equal and neat as you go along.
— Starting in the middle, add each piece of material or ribbon one by one to the twine. You do this by making lark’s head or cow hitch knots.
— To do this, simply fold the material in two and place it underneath the twine with the loop at the top and the ends at the bottom. Then, bring the ends up through the loop and tighten to secure your knot.
That’s all there is to it (see I told you it was easy!) It’s a really satisfying craft and doesn’t require too much concentration if you’re tired or feeling a little overwhelmed.
I had some scraps of Halloween material that weren’t long enough (to fold in two) and to save wasting them, I folded the ends over until they were the right length and sewed them on instead.
So, what do you think? How will you be decorating your home to celebrate Halloween this year?