Saturday, December 17, 2011

Burlap Garland

I know it's bumping up on too late to be starting new projects, but I just couldn't help myself!! I spotted a fabric garland that was similar and I just HAD to try it with burlap. 


This was both simple and time-consuming at the same time (of course it wouldn't have been quite as time consuming if I hadn't chosen the longest strand of lights that we own!)


It is just a whole boatload of 1 inch strips of burlap (I used about 3 yards) cut into about 6-7 inch lengths. And knots, lots and lots of knots.  Tie each little strip in a basic knot around your light cord.  Man is it gonna stink when this string of lights goes out....


This was one of those impulsive-don't-feel-like-pulling-out-my-camera-to-take-during-pictures-so-I-can-do-a-proper-tutorial projects.  I know all of you bloggers out there have projects like that... don't judge.


 I cannot WAIT until next year when this is wrapped around my big tree with all my family ornaments hung all around around it.  Yes, I am already planning my decorations for next year.... hopeless is a good word to describe me.


It gives such a simple, natural, homespun feeling to my mantel that wasn't there before and I am in love.  If I try it again, maybe I will look a little closer at the length first :)

FYI: if you, too, make the mistake of choosing a length that is entirely too long and decide that there is no way in the world that you will finish this project in the next 3 Christmas seasons.... you can simply fold the lights over on themselves 3 or 4 times at any point and tie your strips around all the lights.  It makes it look a little brighter and fuller anyway :)

Do you have any last minute christmas projects that you are dying to do?  It's not too late!

4 comments:

  1. Don't you EVER just stop and relax?! Haha! This is really pretty. You ate amazing. Who ever thought my "baby" would be the next Martha Stewart?? Love you

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  2. I wanted to let you know that I mentioned your sweet blog on my blog recently: (http://aprildawns.blogspot.com/2012/01/5-uses-for-drop-cloth.html)I found the picture on Pinterest, I am your newest follower! Have a great day! Happy New Year♥

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  3. Hey, girl! Missin' ya. Hope you are Oba-kaybee...

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  4. Hope everything is good. miss seein' what ya' got!
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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