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Spooky Shabby Rag Garland

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Spooky Shabby Rag Garland

I love the look of the shabby fabric strip rag garlands. And because they are so scrappy looking, I knew I wanted to make a creepy version for my dining room for Halloween.

This type of garland is super easy to make out of left over fabric from past projects. Just add some Creepy Halloween fabric to it and it takes on a whole new spooky feel. Here’s how to make it~

Spooky Shabby Rag Garland


  • Seven different kinds of fabric: natural Linen, natural canvas, light blue & tan tulle, black cotton, white gauze fabric, beige creepy fabric
  • Natural sisal jute rope
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat

Cut fabric strips with rotary cutter

Cut all of the fabric to 22-25 inch strips with a rotary cutter.

Fabric Rag Banner

Cut the sisal rope to the length you want your garland. Be sure to leave the ends of the rope a little longer on each end to tie a knot to make it easier to hang it up. Since you are using a bunch of different fabric this garland can tend to get quite heavy when it is finished.

Make a Rag Garland

Fold the strip of fabric in half. Place the loop end under the rope, then pull the loose tail ends through the loop. Pull tight on the tail end to make a snug knot. Repeat the knots with each different kind of fabric, placing them close together on the rope. And that’s it! Soo easy and so pretty.

Halloween Rag Banner

Rag Garland Shabby Halloween

Also, see my Something Wicked Post for the FREE Printable Garland seen above!

Something Wicked Halloween Rag Banner

It ended up being such a pretty garland, I may just keep it up all year.


See more of my Halloween Decor Projects~

Wicked Witch Halloween Wreath Paint a Foam Head Tutorial madeinaday.com

Wicked Witch Wreath

Halloween Decor Gallery


  1. how wide do you cut the strips and how much of each fabric?

    1. Hi Chris,
      The strips are around 2 inches wide. I used leftover fabric I had on hand. They were all around 1 yard each.

  2. This is so simple ,Christmas colors be pretty to.Thanks’ great as usual….

  3. Kim, I love this spooky shabby garland! And paired with the Something Wicked garland just takes it over the top! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

    1. Thanks so much! I love it too I think I will leave it up all year long! Lol!

  4. I love this – not only because it is cool looking but because it is simple!! I love the “something wicked” signs beneath and the cobweb crusted skeleton on your table! So great for decor. Pinned!

  5. This is amazingly beautiful! Great job, and thanks for the tutorial!

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