Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIY: Fabric Rag Garland and Pet Rock Valentines Tutorials

Today, I am giving you a SNEAK PEEK into my baby's nursery. I made this rag garland from scraps of colorful new and vintage fabrics, ribbon and pieces of clothing from us for some "personalization". I think it turned out perfect!  This garland is probably about 6 feet long and adds wonderful character to the room.


There are tons of tutorials online how to do it, but basically, you just cut/tear fabric scraps (mine were about 20 inches long and 2 inches wide), and knot them on your string/twine. I use this method for knotting

I only had a hodge podge of fabrics, so I made a base of white from the same fabric as the one I made for my window. Really, the garland looked just like that before I started layering more colors onto it. I add one color at a time, so I know I am evenly distributing them, so my garland won't be uneven. I have since added some more pizazz to the wall design, but that will be in another post.
 My previous DIY Pet Rock Valentine tutorial post was picked up by a cute online kids mag that featured 15 no-candy Valentine ideas that are all really cute. So be sure to visit there! Today, I am cleaning (yeah right), makng decorative hearts and stuff for my upcoming Valentine's mantle, going to work, and doing the mom thing... fun stuff! Hope your day is wonderful!
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2 comments:

C Sarager said...

Hello! I have been following your blog since my stay in London in 2009. I have tried to check back as often as I could but it has been less frequent in the past year. What drew me to your site was a Marie Antoinette post you made. I kept checking back because of your fun post and similar style. I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your posts and inspirations! Thank you for everything!

Ianroniel Baluyut said...

Thanks for linking us with the tutorials, they are indeed lovely, just in time I have some extra
fabrics for it, can't wait for it.

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