Sunday, December 09, 2007

A Scrappy Garland

I went into my craft room early on Sunday morning with the plan to do a little bit of organizing. I came across a stack of Christmas fabric that I bought and haven't yet used. I drew up a pattern for a Christmas stocking, but my heart wasn't really in it.

I was trying to decide if I really wanted to make Christmas stockings and I dragged out some red rick rack. A light bulb went off. A scrappy garland! Yes!

I threw out the pattern for the stocking and after a couple of hours of tying strips of fabric to the rick rack, here's my new scrappy garland.



Our living room is way too dark for a photo of the garland in action, but trust me, it's cute.



It even matches my little Christmas trees.

17 comments:

Felicia said...

Love it! Its a great idea with no sewing involved. And I love that it coordinates with your trees. :)

lera said...

Wow, Karyn. Very pretty!

KarenV said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea! I must have a go at that, I've got some red ricrac and plenty of scraps. Beautiful!

LittleMissMeshell said...

Oh that is fantastic! So lovely.

I love red/white/blue as Christmas colours...or at any time of the year! lol :)

I was making wreaths yesterday, but garlands are on my list, bunting too!

Cici said...

I love it!

amandajean said...

LOVE the garland!

Louise said...

Completely gorgeous - well done!

Tracy said...

Love the garland--it is soooo cheery and festive! Great idea for rickrack...I think Felicia said, you are the Rickrack Queen--yup! Happy Day ((HUGS))

linda lum debono said...

The garland is so cute and so are the button bracelets.

randi---i have to say said...

I LOVE the garland! If I wasn't so behind on gift-making, I would make one for our home. I love all the festive colors!

Mary Sarah said...

So cute! I bet it's adorable on the tree!

magicalmuse said...

Very nice! And a great way to use fabric too. :)

Regina said...

Ack!!! See, this is why I love coming here! I've been trying to come up with a new fluffy-ish fabric garland and was coming up totally blank. I currently have a yucky plastic-y fake pine garland that I can't stand. Something like this would be infinitely better!! LOVE it!

Chara Michele said...

Oh I love this!

Pieces said...

Adorable! I love it when lightbulbs go on over my head like that.

atet said...

It's too freaking adorable is what it is! You're giving me ideas. Stop that!

Polka Dot Creations said...

That's a fun idea! And it's always nice to have a project that doesn't require big pieces...