Friday, October 23, 2009

Need a project for all those fabric scraps?

We all have more scraps laying around than we know what to do with right?  Well now you can use them to turn an ordinary strand of twinkle lights into a festive piece of garland you can hang year round!

Strips of scrap (cut 2 1/2 inches wide x 6-8 inches long)
1 strand of holiday lights
strips of ribbon, lace, ric-rac (optional)

All you do is tie the strips around the strand wires in between each bulb.  We tied 3 strips in between each bulb to make the garland in these pictures.  We used all the new Tanyard Creek by Little Quilts fabrics for this strand.  This was such a fun and easy project to do and would make any mantle smile!  You can even make these as last minute holiday gifts for your friends or neighbors!

We also used scraps of ribbon, lace and ric-rac that we had in our stash pile; we thought it added a little something extra to the lights twinkling through.


Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Tanyard Creek..chopped into bits..Well I might use my scraps but not my precious Tanyard sireee.


Rae Ann said...

What a clever idea! I love the way it looks!