Plaid light string garland
Plaid is everywhere this year! You can add touches of it to your holiday decor in so many ways. This is my favorite way. It’s super easy to turn a boring string of lights into a beautiful plaid light garland. Plug it in anywhere to add a pretty touch of plaid wherever you want it.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Plaid Light Garland:
- String of lights (I like white lights)
- Plaid fabric (about 1/2 yard)
- White tulle (I used a roll just like this one which made cutting much less time consuming)
The first step is to cut or tear strips of fabric and tulle, which you will tie onto your string of lights. I prefer to tear the fabric. I like the rustic rag edges it creates. Cutting it would work as well. I tore my fabric into strips roughly 1 inch wide, and 6-8 inches long.
The easiest way to tear the fabric is to cut a small slit on the edge, and then just rip. It will follow a straight line down the threads!
Because of all the cross threads in a plaid, there is an unusually large amount of strings after ripping. Just pull off any loose strings and discard them.
Tie your fabric strips and tulle around the wire. I put one fabric and one tulle between each light, but you could tie it in any configuration you wished. Keep going until your light string is covered!
Plug it in anywhere! A super fun and easy way to add fun character to your holiday decor. This is a great project to involve the kids in too. They would love helping you tie the fabric onto the lights, and it would make the project even faster to complete!
Are you decorating with Plaid this year?
I apologize for not adding any pictures of the garland in use! It has been requested several times here and on Hometalk where this post was featured so I have gone back and taken some pictures of the garland where I have it on the TV media console. Thank you so much for expressing the desire to see more of this fun project!
Isn’t it fun?!
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