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fabric scrap garland tutorial

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Monday, October 24, 2011

fabric scrap garland tutorial


with the holidays approaching quickly (eeeek!) i wanted to make something bright, yet festive for my studio. i'm always trying to come up with new and unique ways to utilize the thousands of little scraps laying around. 

for this project all you need is scrap fabric and some christmas lights. 
 the scraps i used were around 8x2, however you could really use anything, as long as it's at least 6 inches long so that you are able to tie a good knot.
 the lights i picked up were under 3 dollars at target. i'd suggest staying with the clear lights, so that it's brighter and brings out the color in the different fabrics.
 1) start out by tying the fabric in a knot around the cord. make sure none of the fabric is touching the actual light.
 i made sure that the back of the knot always had the fabric facing up, because i think it looks nicer.
 2) keep tying more knots
3) you are done, easiest and cutest project ever, right??  
 i currently have it hanging on the door to the studio


 however, i think it would look pretty cool outside or in a room that usually has the lights off. even on a christmas tree!!


i really want to say happy holidays, just because i love saying it.. but i'll hold off for now. if you decide to recreate this i'd love to see how it turns out. 

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9 Comments:

At October 24, 2011 at 11:13 AM , Blogger TheUnSoccerMom said...

how cute!!!! I've got to try that!

 
At October 24, 2011 at 11:16 AM , Anonymous aimee said...

it looks fantastic, its great how something so simple can be o pretty. thanks for sharing xxx

 
At October 24, 2011 at 8:01 PM , Blogger Lori said...

oh this is gorgeous and looks like something i could actually make!!

thanks for sharing!

http://www.penelopeblue.blogspot.com/

 
At October 24, 2011 at 9:12 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

copy and pasted comment :)

 
At October 25, 2011 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Aimee said...

This is DARLING!!! Thanks for stopping by from Tip Junkie!!! I'm your newest follower!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

 
At October 25, 2011 at 10:39 AM , Blogger Katie H said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. If I try it, I'll let you know how it goes :)

 
At October 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM , Blogger Betsy J said...

Super cute! How festive and happy :)

 
At October 26, 2011 at 4:23 PM , Blogger J's mom said...

I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. Thanks, Peggy.
http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2011/10/whacha-work-up-wednesday-weekly-linky_25.html

 
At October 31, 2011 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Ruthie Hart said...

I pinned this on pinterest!! I am so glad it came out so cute!

 

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