At Brave Girl Camp, we do all we can to make things look and feel perfect. We want every detail to be beautiful and when you walk in for the first time we want you to feel every ounce of love that there is in the universe for you.
Because of that we’ve done a lot of decorating….which is SUPER fun to do for a group of women. I mean, we adore our husbands…and our kids, but they just aren’t impressed by things like fabric napkins, and giant umbrella flowers and scalloped garlands. You know what I mean.
One of the things we made that is one of our very favorite decorations is this scalloped garland. At Brave River Ranch, it hangs all along the porch….and of course we put twinkle lights with it. It’s just lovely, and we want to show you how to make it.
In this video Kathy will teach you how…there are also instructions and pictures below the video in case you prefer it that way. 🙂
First, gather your supplies. You’ll need:
A sewing machine
Several scraps of fabric (sizes are not exact here, but we started with pieces that were all about 6″ x 15″ …very ishy here)
Twine, Yarn or some kind of string like you see in the picture
Next, cut scallop shapes out of each folded piece of fabric. Start and end at the fold. You want each scallop to be able to hang on the fold and be double-sided. Size doesn’t matter here – our scallops are all different widths, lengths, etc. Just adds to the charm.
Here’s what they look like when they’re cut out…or here’s what they look like when you’re trying to show someone that they’re folded.
Then take your chosen twine (or yarn) and tie a knot in one end. Here’s how we did it…there’s a close up of this in the video if that’s easier for you…
Line your scallops up and place the twine along the folds.
Then close your little scallop sandwiches and pin them.
Next sew with a half-inch allowance along the folded side of each scallop. You will not be sewing the scallops to the twine, only to themselves so they hang on the twine. You want to do this so your garland hangs straight. Don’t forget to back stitch at the beginning and end of each scallop, since you will cut the little threads between them when you’re done and you don’t want them to unravel!
All done! Quick, simple and beautiful!!!
We hung this one up on our dry sink right outside the Art Barn…so pretty…