Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lighted fabric garland

Some of my favorite holiday projects are ones that take normal holiday decorations and take them up a notch.

Like your standard strand of Christmas lights...boring and ugly wire. Who wants that displayed on the mantle?

This is one of those holiday crafts that make my home just feel ready for Christmas. It's simple and there's no sewing involved. Just a few basic supplies and should cost less than $5. And it gives your strand of lights on the mantle a real WOW when it's all lit up...

Mine, not all lit up...but hey it was my first attempt at a holiday mantle

And here it is up close...all pretty and sparkly...



Materials:

minimum 50 light strand (if you do 100, fold it in half)
Scrap fabric in 3 holiday colors/patterns (about a fat quarter of each)

Cut the fabric scraps in to strips approximately 1.5 inches wide by 5 inches long. You can do this as you go or cut them out ahead of time.

Tie the fabrics on to the strand of lights, either as a knot or folding the fabric in to a U shape looping the two loose ends through the closed end of the U.

Use a repeating pattern or random, it's really up to you.

I love the project so much, I've done it in many different colors to suit my holiday palette for the year. Enough of these that I took it another direction this year...I'll share that project later :)


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13 comments:

  1. Cute idea, and pretty easy from the looks of it! This may be what I need to make my mother-in-law this year! Pinning...

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  2. Oh what a great idea. I don't have a mantle, but if I did I would do this! Actually, you could really put it anywhere couldn't you! Thanks for some inspiration :-)
    And thanks for sharing at Melting Moments linky.

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  3. That looks really great, very rustic country, it would suit my place down to a tea. Very creative of you :)

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  4. I am pinning this right now...so simple and fun! Any fabric would work! Hmmmmm, what about ribbon??

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  5. I am pinning this right now....what a great idea!

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  6. I don't have a mantle but I do have a place this would be awesome! Stopping by from Busy Monday link up. http://www.robinseccentricities.com/

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  7. So pretty and so many holiday uses! Thanks for linking up @ Miss Information and may we have a wonderful Thanksgiving in spite of our ADD!

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  8. I love this!! I made some for Halloween with tulle. It sparkles! I want to make more for Christmas.

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  9. This is SO pretty! I LOVE the versatility! I posted it on my Some Kind of Wonderful Party! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Very nice --like the adaptability! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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Thanks and have a great day!