Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Fun

Happy Holidays! 

Christmas time can be a little crazy for everyone, but luckily I was able to find some free time to get some crafting done, and today I have Bella Boo's first ever NO-SEW project for an easy Christmas garland! This is a perfect project for little ones to do because you only cut and tie. And in total, it only took me an hour. 

The supplies are super easy on your wallet, especially when Christmas shopping can get really expensive. 
You need:
- scissors
- assorted Christmas fabrics
- some type of string,I just used a roll of white string that was lying around the house

The only thing I bought was the fabric which in total was only $6.00; the other supplies I had in the house.

(Forgot the scissors!)

First cut the string as long as you want it to reach, plus add on extra at the ends to hang it up.

Next cut your fabric so that you have strips 10 inches long. Width really doesn't matter because cutting strips can't be perfect but if you do want fatter strips, keep in mind that you will need more fabric than just 1/2 yard. My strips were generally 1.5 inches wide x 10 inches long.

Now just start knotting the strips on your string. You can slide your knots closer together or farther apart depending on what you prefer but remember to leave some string at the end in order to hang it up. 

Once you have tied as many knots as you want, go test your garland out to see how it looks and its length. If you are happy with your work then you're done! Just like that, you've made a festive Christmas decoration to spread some holiday cheer! 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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