Really exciting title huh?!?
I know I thought long and hard about that one, for all of about 2 seconds. You can thank me for inspiring you with the title later…. Anyway.
How to Make a Lighted Fabric Garland from Old Towels
- 2 Bleach stained towels
- 2 Strands of white Christmas lights
- Several scraps of fabric in different fall colors (about 1/2 a yard of about 6 colors, slightly more of some)
- Masking tape
- Fall leaf sprays (optional)
- A bit of time (and a lot of hulu shows later)
The inspiration for this idea is a window treatment my friend Kim did in her daughter’s room. The hard part was coming up with a bendable “bar” type string. That is where the towel came in. I cut some old towels into 1/3’s length wise. Then sewed them end to end, (although I realize now that I could have just masking taped them together for those of you without a sewing machine.)
Step 1. I measured the banister and cut the (now sewn/taped together) towel piece to length.
Step 2 Then I rolled it up width wise, and secured the roll with masking tape. See picture below:
Step 4. If you choose to have a leaf spray at the end tape that in place at both ends of garland now.
Step 5. Take your fabric of choice and cut them into strips. I cut mine into strips approximately 1/2″ -1″ wide and 10″ to 15″ inches long .
Then begin tying the fabric strips randomly onto the towel roll. Until the towel is completely covered