Do you want to decorate your home for the holidays, but often struggle with DIY projects you see online? Well, never fear, because today’s holiday burlap lighted garland project is so easy I just know you can do it. Can you use scissors? Can you tie a knot? That’s all it takes!
My favorite part of holiday decor? Christmas lights! We don’t go overboard with lights on the outside of our home, but I confess that I love driving by homes that do. Other than a simple nativity display in our front yard, the only lights you’ll see at my home are the Christmas tree lights peeking through the front window. But if you step inside the front door, it’s a different story. I use lighted garlands, a glowing Moravian star, my great-grandmother’s lit up ceramic tree, a shining star and more to bring the Christmas holiday to life in my home. Christmas reminds me of hope, and there’s something about bright Christmas lights that whispers hope to me.
You can’t have too many lighted garlands, and ever since I started making them, I have been obsessed with making more. I can’t get enough of these beautiful strands of lights, and the holidays are the perfect time to put them on display. This year I decided to make a lighted garland for my home using everybody’s favorite these days…burlap.
Materials needed for this project:
- Burlap Ribbon
- Strand of Mini Lights
I purchased this beautifully decorated burlap ribbon at my local Walmart. It measured 5.5 in x 10 ft per roll. I used slightly over 1.5 rolls for my short strand of lights. Choose whatever length of lights you want to use, just keep in mind you may need more ribbon.
I started out by cutting my ribbon into 8 inch strips. I then cut each 8 inch strip longways into 4 strips of ribbon. I continued doing this until I had enough strips for my strand of lights, which was 76 (38 of each color). I then sat in front of the TV and started tying knots. I tied 4 knots, alternating colors, in between each light. I tied and tied and tied until I was done. Didn’t I tell you it was easy?
Keep in mind that burlap is a tougher material and will take you a little longer to tie than regular ribbon, but this is still an easy project. I will tell you that I discovered the chevron printed ribbon was more difficult to tie since the gold paint on it was thicker and tougher. So when I organized a craft night for the ladies at church, I purchased the white and gold polka dotted ribbon instead and it made this easy project even easier!
This holiday burlap lighted garland will look perfect hanging over your mantel or over a window during this holiday season. If you’re feeling ambitious, you could make longer strands to hang onto your Christmas tree. Wherever you decide to put it on display, I hope your lighted garland will bring the hope of Christmas to your home this year.