Easy Holiday Decorating – Fabric Stash Bundles

We are all super busy during this time of year. Okay, we are all super busy all.the.time.


But I do like to decorate for the Holidays.  I buy little things here and there and actually love finding decorations at thrift stores or a relative’s attic best.


The rest I do like to make. Making holiday decorations takes time ..and money so I really try to find ideas that are simple, easy to do, take no time and use existing materials that I already own so are virtually free. Right?


Well I have an obscene stash of fabric. There was a time(before Astrid) that I used to sew quite a bit. I still sew – but not like I should. So I have bins and bins of fabric.

Do you all have a fabric stash?  If so – here is a super easy way to decorate using your stash. The great thing about this idea is it isn’t just a Christmas craft – you can do this as a decoration any time of the year for any occasion or in colors that match your decor to leave up all year.


Fabric Stash Bundle Decorations:


What you will need:

A yard or a few of 3 or more different complimentary fabrics from your stash (no cutting necessary)


Something to tie the bundles – you can use a rope, a ribbon, another piece of cut fabric, muslin – anything really

What you need to do:

Fold the fabric to the heights you want  – usually a different height for each fabric

Roll each fabric tightly and pin to secure

Lay the fabric rolls in whatever order/pattern you want

Tie together to hold( you can even use buttons or buckles on your tie if you are feeling especially crafty)

And place upright to display

Super easy and gorgeous. You could also take holiday linen napkins or placements and tie them together to create a gorgeous decoration if you do not have a fabric hoarding issue.

Have fun and Happy Holidays!

About Tracy

My name is Tracy Morrison and I live in sunny Minnesota. I'm neither British nor a nun - I'm just a Midwesterner with a headache. This is mainly a humor and lifestyle blog that documents the lighter side of parenting. I am an ex-corporate ladder climber turned freelance writer, social media manager, world traveler, and marathon runner. I would love for you to contact me at tracy@sellabitmum.com

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  1. says

    Huh. Never would I have come up with that. I have fabric just lying around (I don’t sew well, but I buy what I like when I see it with the hope of talking my MIL into helping me create something). This is a great idea, though!

  2. says

    My “secret stash” is yarn. I have every imaginable color and style of yarn. And yet when we’re near a craft store, I just have to run in a look at the yarn 🙂

  3. says

    I am SO not crafty I almost didn’t read this post.

    But, after all, it’s you. And I think everything you write is entertaining in one way or another (sometimes THREE ways or more) so I persevered.

    I know. Yay me.

    Because this is awesome. And almost (yes probably even exactly) easy enough for me.

    My only issue is that it’s my daughter who has fabric stashes. And I think her material is mostly covered with peace signs or teddy bears.

    Or teddy bears wearing peace signs.

    I must explore.

    And maybe buy her more fabric for Christmas.
    You know. In patterns that I like.

    (Because I’m generous at the holidays…)

    • says

      Julie, I’m right there with you. I almost didn’t read it either, but I love Tracy too and I thought perhaps she could teach me something. I wonder if that Joann Fabrics gift card I’ve had for 4 years has an expiration?

    • admin says

      I have SOOOOO Much of that stuff – in 3 different colors. I bought it when MJ did that peasant dress for Christmas like 4-5 years ago thinking I would make the girls something…lol


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