Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Garland

I know, it's like five days 'til Christmas and I should have posted this like weeks ago.  Ha!  But better late than never, right? ;)


This is a craft that is super easy!  We've been doing it for years and have garlands for just about every holiday.  So, I thought I would share it with all of you. :)


Here's what you need:
  • scissors
  • rope
  • tape
  • fabric
  • grocery bag (optional)
Instructions:


First you need to get some rope.  About this size:


Or you could go a little thicker:


Then you need to cut it off.  Make sure it's big enough to go across a door frame or around a tree.  Then take a small piece of tape and wrap it around the end so the rope doesn't ravel.  Like so...


Then pick out some nice fabric.  I chose this red plaid...thought it was Christmasy. :)
(Oook...my carpet decided to change colors in this picture...lol.)


Now it's time to cut your fabric.  You can go all sizes or lengths.  I suggest ranging from about 1in. - 1cm. in width and about 6in. long.


I use a grocery bag to keep all my supplies in...that way it's portable and not messy.


Now you just tie the strips of fabric to your rope.  Just one knot (not a double knot) will do the trick. :)


Also, I suggest putting something in between you and the fabric when you're cutting it and when you tie it on the rope because you'll get 'little threads' (lol) all over your clothing.  Trust me, I know from first hand experience. ;)  So, maybe a blanket or a table top.


Once you get more than one strip of fabric on the rope you'll have to start pushing them together to make it look full and thick.
 

Then, when you're done, you can hang it on your door frame or wrap it around a tree.  I twisted one around my bed frame one time. :)  And, like I said before, we have garlands for almost every holiday.  All you need to do is pick out different fabric.


I hope you enjoyed the holiday craft. :)

7 comments:

  1. cuuute! and nifty! :D

    blessings,
    anna :)

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  2. I made a wreath like that once.
    http://buffyblessings.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-latest-creation.html

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  3. Anna: Thank you! :)

    Buffy: That's really cute!
    Merry Christmas to you all! :)

    Katie

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  4. That's cool! And yes... very Christmas. :)

    xx,
    Bleah

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