Since I fell in love with the rag garland I made last year (and left in storage in another state!) I had, had, had to make another one this year. My initial idea was to have a rustic feel or theme for Christmas this year. But that never works...I always pick a theme and can't stick with it! But I love the garlands and this is the one I made this year.
Cut the fabric into strips of your desired length. And then tie them onto the strand of lights. You can rotate the fabric or put them into thicker "chunks". Whatever your eye prefers.
Also, I found it easier [less boring] to cut some then tie some, rather than cut loads of fabric then tie. This also gives your fingers a break! :)
I love the burlap! It's my favorite!