DIY: Fabric Chain Garland

 When I saw THIS fabric chain garland post by Bekuh at Secondhand Sundays I knew that I had to make one. I was originally planning on making a chain garland for my new apartment that I am moving into in a couple weeks, and while I still may do that, I decided to make one now in honor of the United States olympic team. Last night we had an Olympics opening ceremony party complete with Oreos, guacamole, mini American flags to wave around, lots of patriotism, and this garland! It was so much fun! By the way... did anyone else not get what was going on in the opening ceremonies? Maybe it was the copious amounts of jokes made it impossible to hear what the commentators were saying, but I didn't get it at all. So if you would like to clue me in... that'd be nice.

The garland was so simple to make! and very fun. It took me about 20 minutes to put all the links together. My chain wasn't very long (I only used 1/4 yard of fabric). If you want to make it check out Bekuh's how-to. I am sure she'd love it if you stopped by. She has such a lovely blog!




  1. gosh, so american i can't even handle it, seriously love it.


  2. Carli I love your patriotic version of the fabric chain garland. Thanks for actually doing one of my DIYs. You put stuff out there but you rarely hear if people tried them and what they thought. I hope you had the best time at your party!

  3. What a great chain! My friends and I had wondered if anyone not-British (or honorary English :-p) would understand any of the Opening Ceremony. We decided that all the parts were very good, but it was a bit disjointed and we couldn't even work out if there was a storyline going on! But there were some cultural references to things like Eastenders, The Archers and the NHS that I'm not sure would have transferred well. Also references to very English films, TV shows and ads. The guy at the beginning was supposed to be Isambard Kingdom Brunel (an engineer) and all the peeling back of the grass was supposed to be the industrial revolution. My favourite (and totally un-related) bit was the little kids jumping on the glowing beds!

    1. Yeah we figured that it was more along the lines of british inside jokes. It was all really cool, but I couldn't figure out how it fitted together. I loved the kids on the glowing beds too. It was funny because our American commentators seemed to not really know what was going on either. They kept saying stuff like "Those kids don't look very sick to me".