This garland isn't just easy to make, it is pretty inexpensive, too! You shouldn't need much that you don't already have.
-6 coordinating fabrics, 1/4 yard each. They were all cut from the bolt, except one, and cost $0.66 each because calico was on sale at Joann's, yay! The yellow chevron is a "fat quarter" which you buy pre-cut in little squares for quilting, usually. It was $0.99, so still pretty cheap.
-heavy string. You can buy this in a spool fairly inexpensively.
The total cost for this project was right around $5, and it is definitely a decoration you can store and reuse. That makes it worth a lot more in my mind!
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