DIY Burlap Ribbon Lighted Garland Christmas Decoration
This DIY Burlap Ribbon Lighted Garland was super easy, fun and inexpensive to make. It looks so pretty laying on the fireplace or around the china cabinet. I used wired burlap ribbon because that is what I found on sale and clearance at my local craft store. If you don’t find that and want to just use regular burlap ribbon that works great too. You can tie it on instead of wrapping. I went to the dollar store and picked up a few strands of clear lights and some flowers to glue on for an even more festive look. There is not set list of materials for this because it is going to vary according to your particular taste and how many you with to make.
- Here is a picture of the things I used and what it looked like when I got home and poured the contents of my bags out onto the work table. You will notice it is not in order because I could not wait to snap the picture and get started on my pretty new Christmas decoration. I have 2-inch wide wired burlap ribbon in holiday colors from the craft store, a floral arrangement, lights, and a package of silver ribbon and bells from the dollar store to use on the next strand of lights I am working on.
- Cut the ribbon into strips of about 6-8 inches in length and then cut in half lengthwise so that the strips are about (1) inch wide. You don’t have to be precise with this. Remember you are making a rustic looking piece so you don’t really want it to be perfect.
- Unwrap a strong of lights, decide on a pattern (for me it was green, white, red) or just wing it if you like to live precariously. Then begin to wrap the ribbon around in between the. I used about three pieces in the space between each light, but depending on the space size and your own personal preference you might want a little more or less. If you are using wired ribbon like I did you just wrap like a twist tie. If you have just plain ribbon you will need to tie it onto the light string.
- Once you have a your ribbon in place plug in your lights to see if you like the arrangement and amount of coverage. Wiggle the ribbons around until you have the look you like. If desired glue a few of the flowers in place where you like them allowing a couple of hours for the glue to dry. Arrange you DIY Burlap Ribbon Lighted Garland wherever you wish being sure to arrange the ribbons and flowers as you go. Plug them in and enjoy the beautiful Holiday Decorations you created.
- If you try out this craft leave us a comment below to let us know how it turned out! We would love to know the details if you created your own variation!