2.5 yards of red fabric
2.5 yards of burlap
string of lights
1. If you are like me and are more than a little obsessive about things being all the same lengths and widths, measure out how long and wide you want your strips. I decided I wanted mine to be 3.75 inches thick and about 8 inches long (there's a that's what she said in there somewhere). So I got to cutting.
2. Once I cut my rags (I cut a TON, the picture above is from just the first strip of fabric), I started tying them onto my string of lights. I alternated the colors as I went and would stop every once in awhile to cut some more so it wouldn't get so boring.
|side effect of using burlap? Your pants and couch and everything else around you gets covered in little frayed pieces|
3. Plug in your garland and enjoy the effect! I plan on putting mine on my Christmas tree, but I think they would be gorgeous elsewhere too!