Handmade Christmas {fabric garland}

29 Nov

This year might be my most favorite as far as decorations in my home.

Up until a year ago, I’ll admit, I really didn’t decorate for Christmas in a way that matched my personality.

I decorated by following, looking at what others were doing, thinking that was ‘me.’

It’s not.

Alot of decor decisions I make are out of the box…but I like that about me.

This year I completely revamped my tree.  I have boxes of unused ornaments in the garage.  A sea of red bows that need a new home.

My tree is mainly white with various shades of green, mercury glass ornaments, and a touch of leopard.

I absolutely adore it.

And then there’s the mantle.  I’ve stared at it for 2 weeks, wondering what I should do to blend it with the rest of my home.

I collect nutcrackers…The Wizard of Oz and the characters from the Nutcracker ballet.  They fit nicely across my mantle but not for much longer.

As my daughter and I were getting ready for her Nutcracker rehearsal, I had the idea to make a vintage garland from some of my favorite pieces of fabric.  I grabbed the fabric and scissors and out the door we went.

And the project began as I watched her practice Sunday evening…

Tearing strips of fabric, leaving the frayed edges in place, tying on a string of twine…

I could not be more in love with this garland…

Adding small white lights (battery powered, no strings!)

Finally hanging 2 winter white velour stocking purchased from Pottery Barn two years ago.  I need 2 more because for some reason, I bought 2 white and 2 red.  I don’t know why I did that.  (Need 2 gorgeous cream and red velour stockings?  They are for sale for a very cheap price.)

My Dorothy and Lion…

I am working on one more handmade Christmas this week.  I’ve stared down the pile of fabric for over 2 weeks now.  Hopefully it won’t be as tedious as I think it will be, ha!

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Do you have any handmade Christmas projects you want to share?  Send them to us!

xoxo,

Carrie

 

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27 Responses to “Handmade Christmas {fabric garland}”

  1. Shawn November 29, 2011 at 5:31 am #

    Love this SO much! Going out to buy some Christmasy fabric today. :)

  2. KAM November 29, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    I just found your post from the Holiday crafts party. I love your garland! Such a neat idea. I may try this myself! Thanks for sharing.

    • Angie & Carrie November 29, 2011 at 11:17 am #

      Thank you Katie! I really love it too! :) Can’t stop staring at it! Thank you for saying HI to us!! xoxo, Carrie and Angie

  3. Jessica November 29, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Gorgeous! I have never seen this done before… very talented you are! xx

  4. Andrea @ Vegvacious November 29, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    I LOVE this so much girls!!! Pinterest has totally motivated me to try my hand at some christmas crafts. I’m heading straight to Walmart after work to see if I can get my hands on some fabric to make my very own garland!!

    • Angie & Carrie November 29, 2011 at 11:18 am #

      Thanks Andrea!! Go get you some fabric! :) I wish our Walmart carried fabric still. For some reason they stopped a few years ago.

  5. Diane @ home sweet homemade November 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    it’s adorable and looks so sweet with the dolls and toys – couldn’t be merrier!

    • Angie & Carrie November 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

      Thank you! It passed the ‘husband test’ too! :) Thank you for stopping by to say HI!! xoxo, carrie and angie

  6. Sherika Alston December 1, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Love this! Great job! I would love for you to come link up today at Passionatelyperfect.com

  7. Karen December 1, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    This looks so cool, and what a great way to use up little scraps!

  8. Shannon akadesign December 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    awesome way to use scraps!
    shannon

    • Angie & Carrie December 2, 2011 at 6:07 am #

      thanks Shannon! Thank you for coming to say HI! xoxo, Carrie and Angie

  9. cassie {hi sugarplum} December 2, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Your garland and mantel are so pretty! thanks for linking up!

    • Angie & Carrie December 3, 2011 at 5:51 am #

      Thanks Cassie! An impromptu project that actually turned out great! :)

  10. Gina December 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I saw your fabric garland through a link party…Can’t remember which one…I loved your idea and finally made it to JoAnn’s today to buy some fabric! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! ~ gina

  11. Shiloh December 7, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    I love that garland! It may be out of the box, but it’s no less Christmasy.:) I think it goes perfectly on your mantel.

  12. Allison {A Glimpse Inside} December 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Love it! The different fabrics are perfect together.

    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party. I’ll be featuring it tomorrow.

  13. Becky December 9, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Love the mix of fabrics you used–perfect! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

  14. Carrie ~ The Corson Cottage December 9, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    This is so cute! I love the use of modern fabric. I would love you to share this at The Corson Cottage for our {Home for the Holidays} link party.
    http://thecorsoncottage.blogspot.com/2011/12/home-for-holidays-link-party-features.html

  15. Barb December 9, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    Your garland is so pretty – I think I’ll try one of these next year!

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