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Rag light garland

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You will need a set of light. I used LED mini style 20 count. Homespun fabric or any fabric you prefer, scissors, ruler and plenty of patience.
Cut your fabric into 1 inch by 6 inch strips. Amount of strips depends on how long your light string is. When you have a good amount of strips cut start tying the strands in between your lights. I put 5 strands in between each light. You want them close enough together so you don't see the wire. Continue until you have reached the end of the light strand. After the last light I didn't go all the way to the plug. I added 5 more strips to end it.
This is my finishing project! Love it!!!!
Now with th plugged in!!! Can't wait to make more!
  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Nov 17, 2014

    This is so very cooL! The garland on its own is neat - the lights are wow!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Nov 18, 2014

    Loveee this!

  • Swan Road Designs
    Swan Road Designs Sedalia, KY
    on Nov 18, 2014

    Think outside the box. This time of the year, these types of lights are readily available and often on sale, especially at Hobby Lobby, Big Lots, etc. Why not buy a number of strings and make garlands for each calendar event? Trim a string with Mardi Gras fabric, Valentine's Day fabric, Easter fabric, St. Patrick's Day fabric...you get the picture. I always have some sort of decoration for each of those days because our grandchildren love to come to our house and they have fun seeing how Gramps and Grandma have decorated it. I'll definitely be checking out the next Hobby Lobby ad for strings of LED lights. I already have plenty of fabric to make at least one lighted "celebration" garland.

    • Debby Johnson
      Debby Johnson Cedar Bluff, VA
      on Nov 18, 2014

      @Swan Road Designs JUST THINK HOW MUCH FUN AND CHEAPER IT IS TO DO IT YOURSELF.

  • Terrell Sanzone
    Terrell Sanzone Dickson, TN
    on Nov 18, 2014

    Or you can buy them the day after Christmas for dirt cheap and a piece of wire and wrap the lights with wire so that you can keep whatever shape you want ;) Adorable idea!

  • Alice Fillmore
    Alice Fillmore Hillsdale, MI
    on Nov 18, 2014

    Ok, what is home spun? Will reg ol cotton material work? I love what u did!!

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