TWENTY THURSDAYS ‘TILL CHRISTMAS // Christmas Burlap Garland

AD4D2D7D-1821-47DE-B384-8E8B96446908I am starting to get into the Christmas mode in a really big way. If you read my blog post earlier this week, you will know that I am really panicked about putting together all of my Christmas decorations. So let’s start with this garland!

6A2FC573-7B59-488F-B222-C8079DECBA86I bought some burlap fabric at Walmart a few weeks ago. I was not shopping for fabric at Walmart but I happened to walk by it and I loved the color. So I got out my silhouette machine and made this wonderful burlap garland.

*If you don’t have a Silhouette machine you can still make this garland. Just pick up some Christmas stencils at your local craft store (or online) and paint them on your burlap.

What you will need:

One yard burlap fabric

Silhouette machine

Silhouette Christmas designs

Smoothe heat transfer vinyl

Craft glue (that dries clear)

Ribbon or raffia

F5293884-CCAE-43CA-A20F-155545589508STEP 1

Measure out 6” on the burlap and carefully pull out one string along the cut line.

Once the string is removed, you have a perfect line to use as a cutting guide.

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STEP 2

Cut along the line. I cut four long strips of fabric.

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STEP 3

Fringe the bottom edge by removing two strands of the burlap along the bottom edge.

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STEP 4

Cut the piece 10” long. Fringe the next piece and cut another 10” piece.

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STEP 5

On the Silhouette machine, download any Christmas designs you like.

D7B39EEB-D2D7-4545-977A-BBF18D82E04F I selected these trees from the Silhouette Design store and each design was less than a dollar to download. Resize the photo to 6” tall and cut the iron on transfer on the Silhouette machine.

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STEP 6

Transfer to the burlap piece and adhere with a hot iron.

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STEP 7

Fringe the edges of each piece by removing one or two strings on the sides and top.

Then remove five strands of burlap near the top edge to make room to string your garland. Just be careful to not remove any additional edges of the burlap.

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STEP 8

Flip the burlap pieces over and lightly place glue around the edge to prevent the edges from fraying. Let the glue dry until clear.

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Lace a strand of raffia through the opening to make your garland.

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