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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Simple Ragged Garland Tutorial

Can you tell Im a Christmas addict? For all us scrap savers: I dug through some old decorations & had this handmade rag garland I made from last year when my Christmas theme was "gingerbread". My colors this year I think are white & bright red ,so new handmade garland will be needed. Im going to make more but pink, white,red & maybe blue in it. Wanna make your own? This terrific for using up great scraps. I will post my new one when I finish it!
Rag Garland:
*Just make lots of 2" strips of assorted fabrics in your choice of colors, as long as possible.
*Sew ends together to make 2 super long peices(mine was 9 meters)for a 5 foot tree.
* lay your 2 strips on top of each other and zigzag down center of entire strip.
*Snip with sharp shears side by side every 1/2 " along entire strip & up other side.
*Through in the washer & dryer until raggy and fluffed up & your done!
Let me know if anyone trys it!

On the table- I dont have a mantle:( My favorite vintage looking tall santas , they open up and are cute little containers. And all that snow in the background...just came last night! Beautiful , but the snow shovel needs to get busy. No these are not up already! Heres the 2 new shabby stockings I made from a wool blend super soft material with bow, & vintage buttons. They are going to my etsy shop soon,or maybe to someone special, not sure yet! Must go work on a special item for this great gal!


17 Comments:

Blogger Terri said...

That garland looks very interesting! I may have to give that one a try.
Thanks for the idea!
God bless.
Terri

4:12 AM  
Blogger LauraJ said...

My goodness, are you already decorating?
I wish I had the spirit this early!

7:06 AM  
Blogger Dannielle said...

oooh! How wonderful to find you already in a Christmas mood. I'm tryiing to get myself there.

I have a rag garland that was on our tree last year. When Christmas was over I couldn't bear to put it away so I draped it over out curtains in the living room.

I made mine differently, but a similar look.

Your tall cone santas are cool!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love the rag garland idea! Your stockings are wonderful :) I'm almost finished my three stockings. Should be done the last one this afternoon.

12:37 PM  
Blogger deb said...

I do so love those stockings especially the button trim along the edge. And what a good idea with the garland.. really a great way to use up your scraps.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

hooray for christmas! thank you for inspiring us!

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

WOW! Just love all your Christmas goodies. Vintage stockings are beautiful. Did you special order that snow?

7:24 PM  
Blogger Judy Scott said...

What a beautiful site you have, I love the work you have done ~ so pretty and the garland is a brilliant idea. Thankyou for an inspiring read, xxx Jude xxx

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

I think I will try it out. I'll be sure to send a pic your way when I do!!! Do you have any photos of the garland in action?

6:17 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Love the garland, I may try it! You have a lovely site, and some great ideas.

lucy

10:01 AM  
Blogger Veronica TM said...

All you show in this post is beautiful!! Thank you for the great tutorial!

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

What type of fabric do you recommend for these?

8:26 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Love the garland! I have loads of scraps, I'm definately trying one. I'm new to reading your blog but I'll know we'll be the best of friends. :)

12:24 PM  
Anonymous jen said...

you said that you've sold the garland at craft shows, right? how much do you sell it for?

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Joy said...

I really love your rag garland what a brilliant idea, so homely.
Joy

1:24 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Angela your stockings are beautiful!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

I bought my fabric today. It's cream with a purple toile design - sort of. I'm going to photograph it before, and after.. then on the tree when we get the tree, which will be on the 10th!

Jen

3:13 PM  

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