Burlap garland.. How-to!
My husband wanted to put the TV on the mantle, but I thought it just made the mantle look so drab. In this post I will show you how to make garland burlap which took my mantle from blah to southern and homey!
Here are the materials you will need (found at Michael’s craft store):
- Burlap ribbon 4-6 inches wide (Mine was around 4 inches wide). 30 yards total
- Safety pin
Start by tying the string in a knot around the safety pin. Cut the string about 4 feet long. Tie the opposite end of the string in the bottom right corner of the burlap ribbon. Begin to weave the string through the burlap, in and out in a zig zag pattern up the ribbon. The wider the pattern the bigger the puckers, and visa versa.
About every 2 feet, tighten the string so that the ribbon bunches. Continue until you have reached the length desired for the garland. When finished, loop the string through the burlap ribbon and tie a knot.
And you are done! I draped mine across my mantle, but this would look awesome draped over a doorway, the back of your buffet or a table runner!