Thursday, September 11, 2008

MY RAGAMUFFIN GARLAND

My latest copycat project was from Darlene's Days. She gave great instructions on making this ragamuffin garland several days back. I knew that I wanted to try it and found fabric on the "sale" table at Wal-Mart. I bought 1/2 yard of each of the five colors and it turned out to be exactly enough for the project I wanted.
She told us to cut each strip in 1 1/2 inch wide pieces. However, I tore mine instead of cutting it to give it more of the unfinished look. After I tore the pieces I cut each strip into 4 pieces (each piece was about 11 inches long).
I cut a piece of jute twine the length I wanted my garland to be and made a loop with a knot at each end. Then I started to tie each strip on using alternating colors. I did this sitting on my sofa watching tv. It didn't take a real long time. If you want your strips shorter, you can adjust to your liking!!
I hung my garland on the top of my hutch in the kitchen.
This is a view from the side. There's all sorts of ideas that you could do with this garland type. I read where someone cut their strips shorter and used Christmas colors and used it as a garland on a Christmas tree. This would take alot longer and use more fabric but I think it would be worth the time.
Be sure and visit Darlene's site because she has wonderful ideas.

16 comments:

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh Sue, I love the fabric choices you made. I really like the torn fabric look for fall- It looks just perfect up on your hutch!
Robin~♥

DaNella Auten said...

copying is creative!!!

Tricia said...

I like this idea too. It would be cute to do it in your favorite school colors for football season. Maybe even catch some of the little school hard footballs and drill a hole in them to string along. It would look really nice in blue and orange!

Linda said...

That looks great Sue! I love the fabric that look like Indian corn.

For my tree I made my strips shorter but spaced them out every inch or so because I didn't want it bulkie. It looks so primitive!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sue,
This looks great. The fabric you picked is perfect...looks great with the hutch.
diane

Angie said...

Oh, this is such a cute idea! The possibilities are endless!

Picket said...

Morning Sue! That turned out beautiful & I was eyeballing some of your treasures beside that beautiful hutch..ohhh that washboard! lol I am so glad you like the wall hangers. I want to thank you for all the prayers & encouragement for me & my family this past week...hope all is well for you & yours and that you have a great weekend girl!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Oh, I LOVE it! I keep saying that I'm going to make one and still haven't done it. Your's turned out awesome!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...that looks fun! You could do so much with that..any season! How cute!
-Sandy toes

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sue, I see you have been busy getting ready for fall. It all looks festive at your house! I'm ready for some cooler weather myself.

Joy said...

Love the fall garland! You might want to try JoAnn's for white pumpkins. I found some there too, of course they were a bit more than a dollar.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi there....love your garland. I made one in reds and have yet to show it. I love the fabrics you chose. cherry

Debi said...

Sue dear,
I love your garland!!! I am going to have to make some of my own for the different holidays, and maybe even some to give away at Christmas!!!
It is so neat to see my Christmas Stocking Swap partners blog!!! I love it!!! Keep it up!!! I am glad I was selected to be yours!! I am really looking forward to this!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend dearest Sue!!

http://whatscookninjunk.blogspot.com/

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Marie said...

So cute! I love the fabric you used. :o)

Darlene said...

OMG...you mentioned me in your blog...like I am a celebrity or something.....

LOVE your ragamuffin garland...it turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! I also LOVE where it is on your hutch. Mine has moved around a few times but has been on my sofa table right now.

Thank you so much for the kudos!!!