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Published on December 17th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain

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Shabby Chic Christmas Garland

I recently recreated my den.

Over the summer I painted and did a faux finish on the brick fireplace (and a wood stove).

We added new furniture, pillows, and wall decor.

Then came Winter, and the holidays.

I knew that my old garland wasn’t going back up. For one thing, it draped, and I couldn’t have that with the stove.

I began thinking of this idea for a shabby chic Christmas garland, and just decided to jump in with both feet to try it.

That’s me. I pretty much have to jump in and get right to work, or I over think it, and it becomes this monster on my back.

Shabby Chic Christmas Garland - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I love burlap and texture. It’s always been one of my favorite parts of crafting.

I love the texture this garland has, and it’s oh-so-easy to create.

 

First, you need some lights.

I prefer white lights, so I used a 200-light strand.

Then, I measured the size of the mantle including the sides.

I laid out the strand of lights, measured to my length, then looped the lights back on itself.

 

Shabby Chic Christmas Garland - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Then, all you need is various fabrics.

I used burlap, canvas, tulle, and fabric. I used various shades of tan, brown, beige, silver, and a little bit of lime tulle.

I cut the strips into 2 x 10 pieces.

Shabby Chic Christmas Garland - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

From there, I began tying the strips around the lights, careful to avoid covering the lights, and just putting a single knot in the fabric.

Shabby Chic Christmas Garland - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

After all of the garland was covered in the fabric strips, I swagged it across the bottom of my mantle using cup hooks.

I wanted to add more color, so I hooked three ornament balls onto a 14 inch piece of wire, then tied them onto the garland.

I used sets of silver and red to go along with the red in the room.

Shabby Chic Christmas Garland - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

It made a beautiful garland that lights up and is lovely in my room.

Shabby Chic Christmas Garland - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Enjoy!

kris



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