Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rag Burlap Garland

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. 

All it takes is a few strips of fabric (I bought a yard of each and had a little left over), a little bit of patience and some time. A strand of Christmas lights is optional.

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!

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  1. I love this idea! When I was in college everyone used to use Christmas lights to decorate their dorm rooms all year. I wish I would have done something like is not too late though!


  2. Great idea! Love that your garland is rustic looking and the lights just make it pop!!
    Visiting from Rednesday!

  3. A very nice idea and you did very well caring it out. Love your runner and the way it looks on your table.

  4. I love your garland, it's so charming and so much fun with the lights.

    Happy Rednesday!

  5. Totally cute--and the lights add just the right amount of sparkle!


    Something cherry, something blue,
    Something scarlet just for you;
    Something blazing as the sun,
    Something red when day is done.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Desert reds here and here

  6. Love this garland, thanks for a wonderful idea!

  7. I think it is very cool !I may try it, maybe next year . :)




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