Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Best Garland Ever!!

How fun is this??
 It combines the best of all the garlands out there. It is a string of lights - in this case clear with a white cord- and torn strips of scrap fabric. I call it my Rag Swag! You simply tear the strips into 1 to 1 1/2 inch strips about 6 or 7 inches long and tie 2 or 3 between each light. As you can tell, it's not an exact science. You just decide the width, length and number of strips based on your preferences. How full and raggy you want it. You can use random scraps or plan a color scheme. I've done them to match rooms and, of course, one with owl
 fabrics for my favorite Chi O!!
I've swagged them over windows, decorated for parties and now I'm getting one together for a Christmas tree. The possibilities are endless. The string of light costs just a few dollars and the fabric could be free scraps or just a yard or so makes a whole garland. So even if you want to buy a certain fabric it won't cost much.  If you want a Halloween one for next year , orange lights are 60% off at my Wal Mart amd Halloween fabric is on sale everywhere:)

The pictures don't do it justice but they are really cute - take my word for it !  I'll try for better pictures and post them if they turn out.
This is so simple the kiddos can help or make one for their rooms - they are perfect night lights- talk about cute !

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  1. What a clever idea and great for the kids too.
    I’d love for you to come link this up at my Simply Christmas Inspiration party at

  2. Really cute...I've been wanting to try this with burlap. Maybe I will go for it :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm