Hexie fabric garland DIY

We asked three bloggers to come up with their own spin on our cover gift this month. Using some or all of the materials in the patchwork needlecase kit, free with issue 49, Candy PopTigerlilly Quinn and Fall for DIY made a delicate papercut bookmark, hexie fabric garland DIY and a smocked necklace respectively – what a clever bunch! Here’s blogger and boutique owner, Tigerlilly Quinn with her version of the Mollie Makes cover gift…

Hexie fabric garland DIY | Mollie Makes

“A couple of weeks ago Mollie Makes got in touch and asked if I would be up for a little challenge. Given the materials that come with issue 49 they asked if I could come up with an alternative DIY using the materials provided. I’m always looking for simple ideas on refreshing our living space and when I saw the hexagonal shapes I knew that I wanted to create a garland to place above our mantelpiece.

What I loved about this challenge is that the materials could easily be off cuts you have lying around and so with a little thread and a few scraps of fabric you can create something easy and pretty within half an hour.”

Hexie fabric garland DIY step 1 | Mollie Makes

Step 1
Use the hexagonal shapes to draw round onto the fabric pieces.

Hexie fabric garland DIY step 3 | Mollie Makes

Hexie fabric garland DIY step 3 | Mollie Makes

Step 2
Once cut you’ll be left with tiny little triangles of fabric which could look interesting sewn on top of the hexie pieces. Make a simple stitch between each shape to create a garland.

Hexie fabric garland DIY step 3 | Mollie Makes

Step 3
Glue the small triangles on top of the hexie shapes to add something extra to the geometric theme and then you’re done!

“I love the contrast between the pinks and yellows against the colour of my living room wall. Wilf also liked the idea of using it as bunting in his dolls house which I thought was a pretty sweet idea.”

DIY fabric hexi garland 2 | Mollie Makes

Here’s a look at what Natasha from Candy Pop did with the cover gift materials in Mollie Makes 49.

Made Fritha’s fabric garland DIY? Send us your photos on Instagram and Twitter using #molliemakers – we’d love to see.

Images © Tigerlilly Quinn

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