Hello JOANN friends! Easter is just around the corner and I am going to show you a fun way to decorate for Easter which can also serve as a year-round decor. Dual purpose decor for the win! This lighted rag garland is fun on a mantel, in a playroom, or draped over a loft bed like I did for my daughter’s room. It is painfully easy to make – no special crafting superpowers needed. PHEW!
Strand of light or just jute rope
1/3 yard of 8 different fabrics – I used the Country Solids and the Symphony Broadcloth in the colors I liked
Note: the Broadcloth has more fray so be prepared to cut loose threads. The Country Solids rip nicely and was my favorite to work with but it is a little more expensive
plastic Easter eggs
clear stringing wire
1. Start by cutting 1/2” snips along the short edge of your fabric. The snip allows you to rip 1/2” wide fabric widths giving it a nice frayed edge. Cut the 45” strips into fourths (roughly 11” or so). Do that with all your fabric and then separate the colors into different colored piles. It makes it easier for the next step if they are semi-organized.
2. Tie your fabric around your light strand or jute rope. I tied mine in a knot so it wouldn’t come loose.
3. You can make it as full as you want. I like mine as full as it can get so I tied as many pieces of fabric that would fit between the light bulbs as would fit.
4. Alternate colors until your garland is as long as you want it to be.
5. Hang your garland in place. I tucked the excess cord underneath the mattress.
6. Optional: As an added bonus for Easter use some clear stringing wire and thread the wire through the top of the Easter eggs. Tie those onto your garland. You can add candy, notes, bible verses, money, or any other little trinkets inside. I think it would be a fabulous way to countdown to Easter with your kiddos. When Easter is over simply cut the clear wire and save the eggs for next year.
It is so fun in my daughter’s room. I love the ambience at night with the garland all lit up. And tucking the eggs in between made it a simple way to decorate her room for the holiday.
To see how fabulous the room turned out check out the full reveal of my daughter’s bedroom here!