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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

DIY Fall Decor Garland: It's like a rag wreath, but it's a garland! Sort of...

I really really love a good rag wreath. I think I've made about four of them for different occasions this year. I just love how soft and textury and homey they are.

Well, I was tempted to make another one for Fall this year. Is there a more textury season than Fall? I think not. I had a little bit of a different idea though after looking at some of my favorite images of Fall entryways.

I used a long piece of twine to tie fabric strips to and made a garland!



Ok, truth be told, this really isn't much of a garland. I worked on it for about 2.5 hours while watching a movie. When the movie was over, this what I had. More of a little scarf than a garland really. Yup, I made a house scarf! And that's how it stayed.

2.5 hours of cutting and tying was enough.


The fabric I used was a weird stretchy Lycra with a fake burlappy look printed on one side. It really wasn't any good for anything else, but it was perfect for this!

Don't ask me why I had that fabric in the first place...


Can I just say one thing? If you look at my kitchen from this particular angle and ignore what's reflected in the mirror and squint really hard, this little part of the house looks pretty darn good! Never expected that would happen without the use of a sledgehammer.

Anyway.

So it wasn't exactly what I envisioned, but my little house scarf still helps to Fallify this little corner and looks pretty snazzy while doing so.

And it distracts nicely from the plastic floors and 1974 range too!



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51 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing how you made it with us!

The Bold Abode said...

That is some crazy fabric. Were you going to make some burlap stretch pants with it?

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Lol at Gwen's comment! This turned out really good-pinning it!

Terri said...

Love the idea, so country , love it! Thanks, I'll have to make one, thinking changing the fabric for holidays, seasons...

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It is the perfect size for your mirror. I made one for the window in my hobby room a few years ago, all whites and laces, and man I know what you mean. It took f.o.r.e.v.e.r. and that was using a rotary cutter half the time to speed things up. Still love it to this day though. I am about half way through tying the same strips on a wire wreath and keep giving up.

Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

It's so rustic looking & "down to earth" - I love it!! I'm your newest follower from "live laugh rowe" blog hop. I would love it if you would follow me back: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/
Thanks
Angie

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It's a very cute look. Fabric burlap ...... cool!

Dee

House on the Way said...

Very cute garland! Love the Fall decor. I'd like to invite you to share this at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. I think it'd make a great addition! Plus, there's a great giveaway too!
Leslie

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

That is cute and very autumn-y! I made a rag wreath once and I am with you.. it took soooo long! Never again!

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

That is cute and very autumn-y! I made a rag wreath once and I am with you.. it took soooo long! Never again!

Inspire Me Heather said...

I love that fabric (could you send me some? - just kidding...) Two and a half hours, eh? It was worth it!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a fun extra piece--could be used so many places.

Bobi Jensen said...

You made a house scarf! ;) Love it. Especially love your writing. I feel like I've made a new friend. Will go follow :)

Bobi
http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

Honey at 2805 said...

It's adorable! Thank you for sharing your creative project at Potpourri Friday!

Chenille Cottage said...

How I love your darling blog! I am so inspired today by all the wonderful Autumn creations and your swag is truly a winner!
Have a sweet day!
Carolynn

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

super cute! stopping by from happy hour;). hope you'll come have a slice of plumberry pie sometime!!

Ladies Holiday said...

I love this, it's just a touch of deco, but still festive! Perfect balance for me! Saying Hi from Mom on A Time Out Hop...I host Photo Friday Link Party, I'd love to have you link up this or any other original photo from your blog. Happy Hopping!

~ Liz ~ said...

Good use of your movie time. A house scarf is not inferior to garland if you ask me. I think it sounds a notch above. Good work using something you would have no other use for. It turned out really sweet!
Liz

Renae said...

o i am glad to find you. i love interior design sites but, only if I would learn and do? so I just look and observe and hopefully something sinks in. hi - just joined you.

Gina said...

Your garland turned out so cute! I tried to make one this year too, but mine did not turn out as well as yours.

freckled laundry said...

I love your little house scarf, Courtenay. And "house scarf" sounds much more chic than "garland", no matter what size it is. ;) Thanks for linking with air your laundry friday! xo Jami

Barb said...

Really cute!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Very cute! I just might have to try one (and watch 5 movies, hee hee).

Dixie n Dottie said...

This is great! Well done! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party again! Hope to see you there! Happy Friday! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_10_archive.html

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I like your little mirror scarf! The addition of the berries is perfect.

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

This came out great. Stopping by from A Little Knick Knack linky party.

Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/09/another-fur-baby-coat.html

Glamorous Mommy said...

Pretty! Something like this would look beautiful hanging from a harth!

-Fotini

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I like your little house scarf! And I understand about the cutting and tying thing. Sometimes projects can get monotonous no matter how cute they are! :)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Such a pretty project Courtenay! I love it! Have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

I think this turned out beautifully! I love the fabric you chose, it is so rustic and fabulous. Thank for linking up to Happy Hour Friday!

Jaime Lyn said...

I really really like your "house garland"!!! Andddd I love your blog, it is just so so beautiful! I think you did a great job... I don't know after 2.5 hours of cutting and tying I would have the patients to do much more either!! :o) Anyways thanks for the great inspiration and for linking up at happy hour!
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

Recycled Rita said...

It's darling! I have been wanting to make one for awhile now but dreaded the time it took! karen...

Becky Lindenmayer said...

I agree with Jami House scarf is a great term and I think I will go and make one :) Thanks for the inspiration!

made by ChrissieD said...

Love it - I'm inspired with ideas now, thanks :)

Katie's Life Ever After said...

Ha! I love your little house scarf... That's hilarious! It still looks super cute. I just did a few rag banners (house scarves) and I also had enough of the cutting and tying! I'm a new follower from Funky Junk's link party! Come visit me sometime! Best, Katie

Katie's Life Ever After said...

Ha! I love your little house scarf... That's hilarious! It still looks super cute. I just did a few rag banners (house scarves) and I also had enough of the cutting and tying! I'm a new follower from Funky Junk's link party! Come visit me sometime! Best, Katie

Sweet Boutique said...

That is too cute, I think I might make one for our hallway, thanks for the great idea. It would be great if you would share it on Super Sweet Sunday at swtboutique.blogspot.com.
Thanks
Stephanie

Rita said...

So cute! Love the colors.

Sandy said...

Great job and a good use of extra material. Looks very cute. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

A Lived in Home said...

Love this creation! So glad fall is here! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social Sunday party!
http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday_16.html

chateau chic said...

LOVE your fall house scarf! This is so great...2.5 hours well spent.
Mary Alice

Cindy Jenkins said...

I love it! I saw it on I Heart Naptime!

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said...

I LOVE this!!! I am soooo going to make this today!! Soooo excited!
I would be so happy if you would share this on my first ever linky party! http://www.therusticpig.com/2012/09/my-first-linky-party.html

Sherry said...

Very cute ! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Lorrie said...

Super cute, and I love it on the mirror~

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said...

Hey girlie! I loved this so much that I featured it on my blog for Creatively Tuesday! Go grab your button!! You rock!!
http://www.therusticpig.com/2012/09/linky-party-2.html

Kathy Moody said...

So cute!! I love it. Visiting from Cowgirl Up. :)

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hello! New to your place! Love your comment about the sledge hammer! Have you thought about spray painting the hood a stainless color? Then maybe you wouldn't have to squint at all! Ha! Your home is beautiful! You're just a youngin', so don't be hard on yourself! Your house scarf is lovely, too!
Cheers!,
Barbara

(hope you'll think about joining www.theblogsisters.com!)

Nook and Cranny said...

Stopping over from Folk Magazine.
I like the fall garland/swag.
Really would not have noticed the kitchen in the mirror until you mentioned it, I was looking at the garland.
Thanks for sharing and happy fall season.
Michele

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said...

Hey girlie! I posted about you again! Just in case you wanted to see... http://www.therusticpig.com/2012/09/a-raggy-wreath.html

Hugs!
Claire

Teddee said...

I love your rag garland. Reminds me of having my long hair set on rag rollers when I was a child. Also love the pottery shard you kept by the potted plant!