December 13, 2011

Burlap & Bells Rag Garland

Hey guys :)

I'm so ready to get today over with.

I don't think I'll ever be okay with speaking in front of people.
So I'm ready to be done with my mini research presentation.
I'll be a much happier camper after that.
Then I'll only have one final left so that will be the icing on the top!

I feel like I've been posting sooo much lately- there's so much Christmas-y stuff I want to show you!!

I'm thinking after new years I'll get back to my regular three-day a week posting schedule but we'll just see about that...

Today I wanted to show you a super quick- super easy project you can do to liven up a boring space in your house!

Christmas is the perfect time to go a little overboard, don't you think?
I woudln't normally have glitter and garlands everywhere...but I can this time of the year :)
Yay for Christmas!
I gave you a glimpse yesterday at the pretty little thing...

I think it's the perfect touch for that blank area above the breakfast bar :)

All you need is:
*Burlap (I used two different shades)
*Hot Glue Gun
*Jingle Bells (optional)

I set to work cutting strips of burlap.

Which is a messy messy process so enjoy all the burlap crumbs that get all over the place :)

I didn't do anything complicated to attach them to the twine.
I cut a piece of twine the length of my area I was hanging it in.

Then I literally just folded each piece of burlap over the twine and secured with a dot of hot glue in the middle of each.
Easy peasy. Lemon squeezy.
As my four year old says...constantly...

And you have yourself a pretty burlap garland.
I'm thinking this will be good for lots of things, rather than just Christmas.

I'm thinking shabby chic showers and parties :)

I used some twine to tie some white jingle bells periodically into the garland.
Super easy to take out if I want to change it up.
But a pretty touch for now!!

So there you have it.

An easy garland to glam up your space!

Am I the only one still in love with burlap?
I'm pretty sure I'm okay with that if I am... :)

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  1. LOVE it! Did you paint your bells or buy them white?

  2. Lovely! I am totally addicted to burlap and that's ok by me :) I made a burlap garland with jingle bells for our woodland themed tree.


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