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.
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