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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Easy Holiday Garland DIY

If you sew, keep reading.
If you don't sew, keep reading.

I threw my mother in-law a surprise 60th birthday party last weekend and at the last minute decided we needed something a little nice around the cake table.

My mother in-law likes the traditional decor at Christmas time and goes with an au naturale feel when decorating her own home.  So when I went to the fabric department at Walmart, I gravitated toward burlap, deep reds, and hunter green.

Here is what you need to make a Christmas Garland:
1/4 yd. fabric in 1 color
1/4 yd. fabric in another color
1/2 yd. burlap
1/2 in. wide satin ribbon in coordinating color

First, I folded a piece of paper in half and cut a perfect triangle out of it.

When you unfold your triangle it will look like this...

Lay the triangle pattern on your fabric and cut out several triangles in each fabric.


Here is the part where you may change what you do depending on whether or not you are a sewer.
If you're a sewer, you will sit in front of your sewing machine and stitch the triangles to the ribbon.
If not, you can use No-Sew Fabric glue to glue the triangles to the ribbon.

I left about 3 inches of ribbon on each side of my triangles so that she could tie it on her mantle.

Here is the finished product around the cake table

It was a nice added touch to the table.  Don't you think?

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4 comments:

  1. I love this! And I have some extra burlap I wasn't sure what I should do with. I might be stealing this idea! ;)

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  2. That's so cute! I love it. :) Seems like even this blonde bimbo could do it... yes? :)

    Thanks for linkin up!

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  3. SO CUTE!!! i love it! you are so crafty!

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