Rag Garland Christmas Lights

This is a fun and easy project to use up all those small scraps of fabric you've been saving.

Rag Garland

I began with scraps of grain sack, painters cloth, and burlap. 

I tore it into strips that were long enough to knot around a set of Christmas lights. 

The lights for this project stay cool which is recommended by Homeroad. You should be sure to use the lights that do not get hot. 

drop cloth fabric

I began at one end and kept tying until I got to the other end. 

In between the grain sack and painters cloth I added ribbon and burlap strips for color.

I even added some thick jute for interest and texture.

Rag s tied on Christmas lights

The lights got hung around my kitchen sliding door. 

Rag Garland and lights

The lights look gorgeous when they are on and when they are off the rag garland looks beautiful!


rag garland on lights

burlap and drop cloth rag garland


Rag Garland Christmas Lights over sliding door

Beautiful, easy, and a great repurpose for all your fabric scraps!

Rag Garland Christmas Lights with overlay

*The lights I used for this project did not get hot. If you are recreating this project
please be sure that the lights you are using stay cool. Never leave them unattended*

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .