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Monday, December 15, 2014

Burlap Christmas Light Garland

I discovered something this weekend. Wanna know what? Well, even if you don't I'll tell you--I loathe working with burlap. Not hate....it's not a strong enough word....loathe. Can someone tell me how to cut burlap without it falling apart and leaving little fibers all over the place??? I mean it added to the whole rustic feel I was looking for with this project but still...messy as all get out! 

Ok, ok, if you can get past little burlap fibers in your carpet during the whole crafting process, this is pretty much the easiest DIY Christmas decoration you can get. It's pretty much Cut, Tie, Repeat--how easy is that. 

holiday diy garland
First off, assemble everything you're going to need for this project:

// burlap ribbon //
// colored burlap ribbon (I chose red) //
// holiday ribbon // 
// strand of lights, 100 or less //
//scissors//

Since our tree this year is red and gold, I picked out some red burlap ribbon along with this really gorgeous shimmery gold ribbon at Target. I want to use this garland as a centerpiece for the dining table so I also picked up a set of battery-powered Christmas lights but, depending on where you want to put this garland you can use a regular set of lights....just make sure it's 100 lights or less because otherwise you'll be doing the 'repeat' part of this diy for quite a while!

Once you have all of your materials together, it's time to start cutting. I started by cutting the ribbons into six inch pieces and then cutting those pieces in half lengthwise so they end up being about 2 inches wide and 6 inches long. Again the edges started to really fray on me but I decided that just added to the whole rustic look. 

Now that everything is cut, figure out the pattern you'd like for your garland; mine went red, burlap, gold ribbon, light and so on. Now start by tying your burlap into a simple knot around your light strand! And tying aaaaaaaand more tying. I really liked that my pattern (red, burlap, gold, all fit within the space between two lights. It's pretty much mindless work once you get into the rhythm....I finished this project from start to finish while watching Tangled. It all depends on how long your light strand is. 

So were tying and tying and kaboom we end up at the end of our light string and we're done! I love how rustic this garland looks on my dining room table--I added a few extra Christmas balls from the tree and tied them to the garland also and it looks gorgeous!! 

burlap christmas light garland


HAVE YOU MADE ANYTHING WITH BURLAP LATELY? ANY TIPS FOR ME? 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Burlap Christmas Light Garland

I discovered something this weekend. Wanna know what? Well, even if you don't I'll tell you--I loathe working with burlap. Not hate....it's not a strong enough word....loathe. Can someone tell me how to cut burlap without it falling apart and leaving little fibers all over the place??? I mean it added to the whole rustic feel I was looking for with this project but still...messy as all get out! 

Ok, ok, if you can get past little burlap fibers in your carpet during the whole crafting process, this is pretty much the easiest DIY Christmas decoration you can get. It's pretty much Cut, Tie, Repeat--how easy is that. 

holiday diy garland
First off, assemble everything you're going to need for this project:

// burlap ribbon //
// colored burlap ribbon (I chose red) //
// holiday ribbon // 
// strand of lights, 100 or less //
//scissors//

Since our tree this year is red and gold, I picked out some red burlap ribbon along with this really gorgeous shimmery gold ribbon at Target. I want to use this garland as a centerpiece for the dining table so I also picked up a set of battery-powered Christmas lights but, depending on where you want to put this garland you can use a regular set of lights....just make sure it's 100 lights or less because otherwise you'll be doing the 'repeat' part of this diy for quite a while!

Once you have all of your materials together, it's time to start cutting. I started by cutting the ribbons into six inch pieces and then cutting those pieces in half lengthwise so they end up being about 2 inches wide and 6 inches long. Again the edges started to really fray on me but I decided that just added to the whole rustic look. 

Now that everything is cut, figure out the pattern you'd like for your garland; mine went red, burlap, gold ribbon, light and so on. Now start by tying your burlap into a simple knot around your light strand! And tying aaaaaaaand more tying. I really liked that my pattern (red, burlap, gold, all fit within the space between two lights. It's pretty much mindless work once you get into the rhythm....I finished this project from start to finish while watching Tangled. It all depends on how long your light strand is. 

So were tying and tying and kaboom we end up at the end of our light string and we're done! I love how rustic this garland looks on my dining room table--I added a few extra Christmas balls from the tree and tied them to the garland also and it looks gorgeous!! 

burlap christmas light garland


HAVE YOU MADE ANYTHING WITH BURLAP LATELY? ANY TIPS FOR ME? 

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Your comments warm my heart!! Leave one for me and I PROMISE to email you back (unless you're a no-reply blogger in which case please fix that)!!