Vintage Christmas Light Garland Tutorial

    Posted by  ·  November 29, 2015

    This vintage christmas light garland is a great way to decorate for the holidays.  Looking for gift ideas?Put together this holiday hoop art, this is a great gift idea kids can help make! I love to get kids involved in making their own gifts. This theme print zipper pouch is a fun project you can put together in a afternoon. I love zipper pouches and they make a nice handmade gift.

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    If you haven’t already started decking your halls, this easy tutorial is a great way to get started! Jess from If Only They Would Nap here, with a tutorial to make this adorable vintage Christmas light garland! I love those big vintage bulbs, and with this garland, you can bring them into your house and put them just about anywhere!
    Make a vintage Christmas light garland with this easy tutorial

    Supplies:

    • fabric that doesn’t fray (fleece or felt are great choices)
    • rope, ribbon, or twine
    • embroidery thread
    • hand sewing needle
    • scissors
    • polyfill
    • a chopstick (or something similar to stuff the bulbs)
    • sewing machine (though you can get away with just hand sewing if you prefer!)

    1.Cut out your Christmas light shapes. You will need two for every bulb. The number you need will depend how long you want your garland to be.

    christmas light garland step 1

    2. Place two bulbs together, wrong sides together. Stitch around the bulbs with a blanket stitch.

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    christmas garland step 2

    3. After you’ve gotten all around the bulb (except for the top part), stuff a small amount of polyfill into your bulb. You don’t want to use too much! Use the chopstick to get the stuffing all the way to the bottom of the bulb.

    christmas light garland step 3

    4. Now sew the bulb onto your rope, twine, or ribbon. I used a thick jute rope, but make sure you use something that your sewing machine can handle! You can also hand sew the bulbs on, making this a completely hand sewn project – perfect for car trips or sewing by the Christmas tree!

    christmas light garland step 4

    Now repeat these steps until all your bulbs are on your garland!christmas light garland

    The thick jute I used gives this garland a little bit of a rustic feel, but you can change that up by choosing a different material. A shimmery ribbon would have a completely different look!

    christmas light garland tutorial

    This is such a simple decoration, but it brings such a festive look to your holiday decor. It’s easy enough that you could get your kiddos involved in making it too!

    vintage christmas light garland tutorial

    Happy sewing! Be sure to stop by my blog If Only They Would Nap to enter the giveaway and see more sewing tutorials and inspiration!

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