I thought I would attempt to copy one of the Nesters original crafts... the Ragamuffin Garland. I love crafts that are easy and are not time consuming. I like immediate results and satisfaction. This is a no-brainer. So, do what I did... make some coffee, watch some T.V. with your husband, and start tying!
Pick out your fabric. For the first one I choose 5 different patterns. I used burlap and I really like having a different texture in the garland. You can also add ribbon, fringe, or rick-rack. I've also seen some garlands that have decorative items hanging from them or photographs. Very cute!
I bought 1 1/4 yards of fabric and it was enough to make 2-30 inch garlands and 1-54 inch garland. The fabric cost me a total of $18.
Step 2~ Cut fabric into strips. I measured mine out to be 2 inches wide and 10 inches long. I've seen some other garlands with longer strips of fabric and it looks really pretty that way too.
Step 3~ Use twine or jute to tie the fabric strips on. Cut it the length you want your garland to be and then just loop it at each end so you can hang it. I double stranded the twine.
Then just start tying. It's that easy! Make sure you push the fabric strips tightly together so that you will have a full garland.
Step 4~ Fluff and straighten out your garland and hang...
I'm sure you are wondering how long this project took aren't you? Cutting the fabric took about an hour. The longer garland took a little over an hour, but the smaller ones only took half an hour.
These garlands can be hung on cabinets, mirrors, mantles, or in my case... the pantry door. Yes, I know it really won't work in keeping my children out of the food. Can you give me credit for trying?
If you end up making one of these Ragamuffin garlands, please let me know. I would love to see it!
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