Halloween is coming!  Have you started to decorate yet?  Whether you decorate spooky or fun, this DIY Halloween Garland is a perfect addition to your holiday decor!  It can adorn a mantel or be strung across doorways to add some Halloween fun to your home!

Easy Halloween Garland


One thing I go nuts over are multi-functional projects!  Projects that can be easily customized to different holidays or occasions.  Projects that can be used for more than one purpose!  Projects that you can make several ways so you can use things you already have in your home!

This simple crepe paper DIY Halloween garland is just that!  Easy to customize, perfect for parties or holidays and can be used for more than just dressing up your mantel.  Let’s get started!

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Supplies Needed for DIY Halloween Garland:

  • Crepe Paper in Halloween colors
  • Scissors
  • Paper Clips, clear tape or quilt clips
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread

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To start out we need to roughly measure how long you need your garland to be. I draped mine up on my mantel just to get a rough estimate. Now cut 4 pieces that are one and half that measurement. So if I needed 6 feet of length I would cut 9 foot pieces.

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Use the clips or tape to hold your pieces together nicely on top of one another.  I used these quilt clips because I couldn’t find my paper clips!  Just keeping it real.  Use anything you have at your house!

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Once your have your 4 layers, you will run them together through your sewing machine on a loose straight stitch.  I used a 4 mm length.  This will “ruffle” your garland.

How to Make Crepe Paper Garland

After the layers are sewn together you have a few options for your garland to finish it!

First you can just fluff it!  Here is what it looks like with the black strand I did.  I simply separated all 4 layers and fluffed it out nicely!

Halloween Garland- Fluffed ruffle garland

Second you can make it fringe!  Who doesn’t love fringe?  For this method, fold the garland in half.  Using scissors, cut fringe in the garland making sure not to cut all the way through the garland/stitching.

How to make fringed crepe paper garland

Open the garland up and fluff!

Halloween Garland - Fluffed Fringe Vairiety

The last method is just the same as the fringe except skip the “fluffing” at the end.  You will get this flat fringe garland.

Easy DIY Halloween Garland Idea - Cut Fringe Variety

As you can see, I made 3 solid colors and one multi!  Get creative!  Use your school colors, your favorite team, different holiday colors!  You can use this as garland, as table decorations and door décor for your child’s classroom or even nursery décor!  (Just keep out of reach of baby!)

DIY Halloween Garland


You can also check out more of my Halloween Projects + Recipes!  Free Printables, Crafts and Yummy drinks!

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