Saturday, November 26, 2011

Scrap Garland for Christmas - Part II

This week I made my first scrap, rag garland
using muslin and toile fabric.
You can see it and learn how to make one here.

It was my first attempt,
so I wasn't disappointed that it didn't turn out perfect.

Last night I made two more fabric garlands.
One is a traditional Christmas red and green.

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The second garland is a muslin with blue striped ticking.

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The red and green check fabrics were thin,
so cutting them into 8.5"x2" strips worked wonderfully.

One yard of each fabric,
yielded a three foot garland.

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The muslin and ticking fabrics were a little thicker than the check,
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The difference in volume can be seen in the photos.
So if you're looking for a full, well filled garland,
the 2" width should give you this.

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If you like the garland a little less voluminous,
the 1" width may be just for you.

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If you make a garland and would like to share a photo,
please feel free to post it on my Facebook wall.
Today 2ndEssence shared a photo of the garland
she added to her mantle.
after being inspired by my previous blog post.

The barn door has been used as a background in a number of my photos recently.

Although it's listed for sale in my shop,
I'm kind of hoping that it sticks around for a bit longer.

Maybe long enough to be made into a coffee table!

Were you inspired to make this garland?
If so, please leave a comment with a link to your post showing your garland,
and I'll share it here.

Below are a few more of my Christmas ideas
Just click the photo for more details

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  1. They both look fantastic!

    I'd love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at

  2. What a fabulous that you can create any result you like from shabby chic to elegant, etc. Great idea and what a terrific way to use some of your fabric stash. Thanks for sharing. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle

  3. Following from the Say Hi Sunday Hop! Would love a follow back:D

  4. Thank you for linking up your fabulous garlands! Jen @

  5. These are beautiful. I love the muslin one. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. (actually, I thought I was following you but I couldn't find your blog in my list. Now I'm definitely following you)
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

  6. I really love these. They look so effective. I have a bunch of scrap fabric and now something I want to do with it.

    It would be amazing if you would link these to my Christmas link party happening now at:

    Hope to see you there!

    Rosie x

  7. They look great! I love the red and green one. :o)

    Thank you for linking up to Make Yourself Monday! And for adding my button!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  8. Swoon! I love, love, love the one with ticking!!! Actually, I love them both, but the ticking one is my favorite! I'll bet you sell bunches of these!

    Thanks for sharing these @ Knick of Time Tuesday!
    (p.s. - can you add a link back to the party, please?)

  9. I love both of them! But the red and green one is definitively very festive!!!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  10. These are so adorable!!! Visiting from Beneath My Heart's best DIY of November party!

  11. Beautiful! What a fabulous garland! I'd love for you to share with my readers if you get a chance.

  12. I love it!! I want one for the my railing. Please link to

  13. Those are both beautiful! I personally like the more voluminous one. :)

  14. these are great! love!! thanks for linking them to my blog! if you don't mind, please add my little picture to your list! :)

    Megan @

  15. These are great! Thanx for sharing the how to with us and going THT!

  16. I love these homey, country / rustic little garlands and the variations that can be achieved. Thanks so much for sharing them at my Winter Wonderland party over at I Gotta Create! I'm thrilled to have a trio of your fabulous creations!!!

  17. Would luv for you to add it in our linking party, so our readers will discover this awesome project at
    Have a great week,

  18. Very cute idea! Thanks so much for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  19. very nice! I'll try do this

  20. SO awesome! I think I need to copy your idea - I have lots of scrap burlap and muslin laying around!Thank you so much for linking up your lovely project at Get Schooled Saturday. We will be open for business again Friday night-Sunday night!
    Kim @ Too Much Time

  21. This is a great idea! I am pinning this! This is something my oldest son and I could do together! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party?


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