In the midst of all my sewing projects, I always have plenty of fabric scraps available. I like to put them to good use when I can. Today, I want to share how to create my DIY Easter rag garland made of jute and fabric. Why not spruce up your Easter decor with a charming and easy-to-make garland! This project utilizes recycled fabric scraps and twine, which helps to create a delightful spring atmosphere.

“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies” – Kate McGahan

I made this pretty garland for my son and daughter-in-law. I typically gravitate towards bold and vibrant colors in my projects, but for this Easter garland, I chose soft pastels to complement the calming color scheme of their home.

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Gather Your Springtime Essentials

If you craft or sew, you will probably have all the items needed in your current supply closet. If you are like me, you will even have a plethora of plastic eggs laying around, from years of childhood egg hunts.

  • Repurposed Fabric Scraps: Breathe new life into leftover materials! Choose bright springtime patterns or pastel hues that complement your Easter theme. I typically gravitate towards bright colors but I made this garland for my son and daughter-in-law and chose to use pastels based on their home decor.
  • Jute Twine: This natural twine provides a very sturdy base for your garland.
  • Plastic Easter Eggs: Colors of your choice.
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
DIY Easter Rag Garland: Jute and Fabric - Supplies to make your own Easter garland.

Transforming Fabric into Charming Scraps

This Easter garland became uniquely charming with the addition of fabric strips! I cut them in 6 inch pieces using various fabric patterns. I didn’t have the same amount of each fabric either. Mix and match your fabric so you can use up any fabric that you have. If you know me, then you know I’m a firm believer that with a little creativity, you can use up what you have, and still make things look beautiful!

Fabric strips cut into 6 inch length to tie around your jute twine garland base.

Constructing the Garland Base

Cut a desired length of twine, considering the final garland size for your designated space. I made mine for a fireplace mantle, so it was around 6 ft. give or take a couple of inches.

I start by cutting three pieces at my desired length and knot one end. You want to make sure you leave a few inches on the end after you knot the garland. I then secure the knotted end by laying something heavy on it and begin to braid my jute twine. It can be a bit tricky as it is a long piece to braid. Once I have finished braiding the jute, I knot the end.

Adding Fabric Flair

This is the fun part! My goal was to design a pretty visual rhythm in the garland, using my cut fabric scraps and creating sections. I added 10 pieces of fabric in each section of the garland, with a 2 inch space in-between. You don’t need to have the same exact fabric in each section. Remember, all your fabrics with coordinate, therefore no one will notice if they are identical or not.

Simply fold the strip in half and create a loop around the twine, securing it tightly. Cinch the knot firmly to hold the fabric in place. Repeat this process, adding 10 fabric pieces per section, until your garland reaches the desired length. This creates a charmingly textured and colorful base for the rest of your Easter decorations!

Adding the Easter Eggs

After you have weaved in all the delightful fabric sections, it’s time to add a festive touch! Using the 2-inch gaps between each fabric cluster created the perfect spot to attach some colorful Easter eggs. Using hot glue, I adhered each egg making sure to vary the color along the garland. Always be sure to handle the hot glue gun with care to avoid any burns. I know from experience, it’s easy to do!

DIY Easter Rag Garland: Jute and Fabric - the finished DIY Rag Easter Garland with jute twine and fabric.

DIY Easter Rag Garland: Jute and Fabric

Wasn’t that easy!

With a little creativity and these simple steps, you can transform leftover fabric scraps and twine into a charming Easter garland that will perfectly complement all your spring decor. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors, textures, and embellishments to personalize your creation. There’s still time to make your own so grab your materials and get crafting!

Happy Easter to you all!

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