Shabby Twinkle Garland

I made a cute garland that can go on my fireplace mantel or a Christmas tree.



All I used was a white cord twinkle light set and muslin fabric.
Let me show you how....
I used muslin fabric. 1 yard to 10 ft of twinkle lights.
The fabric comes folded in half. Keep it that way and snip with scissors at 1" to 1 1/2".
Rip at the snip into strips. Then cut each strip into 4th's.
Each piece will be about 6 inches.
Fold the 6 inch strips in half - making a U shape. Wrap the U around the light strand.
Fold the cut ends into the U center around the cord - making a knot.
Tighten the knot of fabric around the light cord.
Keep them all snug together all the way down the stretch of lights.
Twist the "tails" of the knots around so they are every which way.
So versatile and pretty. I can use this all year around.
I can use this on my mantel for the holidays....
or on the little Christmas trees.
For the mantel I used little hooks to anchor the strand of garland and hung a little tree charm on each end.
(the tree charms are from Kirkland's for $3.99 each)
The window in front of my fireplace was my headboard at my other house.
I don't have a basement to store it so one day it ended up here....
I was going to make this garland with ivory burlap but I remembered how messy that was to work with on my  Favorite Burlap Wreaths. Muslin was easier and faster.
When I get my Christmas tree up - I am going to display my homemade garland there.
Or...keep it here.

You can view Homemade Winter Garland Here.
If you are looking for more holiday inspiration Go Here.

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