How to Make Buffalo Check and Toile Rag Garland

   DIY black and white buffalo check garland for my 
Christmas mantel is my plan today. 

Black and white garland with large clock

This is an easy project that took about an hour and cost, well nothing. 

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I gathered pieces of an old cotton curtain, scraps of buffalo check fabric, one black and white toile napkin and a length of thick jute

Buffalo check and toile fabric

I folded all the fabric scraps in half then started to cut strips about 1-2" thick on each fold. 

Each strip was about 14" long. 

Scissors and white fabric

I tore the strips down the length of the fabric to give it a frayed look. 

Strips of black and white fabric

Once each of the strips were cut and torn to about the same size I hitched each one in a pattern to a length of thick jute. 

Strips tied onto jute string for garland

When I was finished I laid it out on the table and removed any random strings. 

Black and white garland on buffalo check fabric

Next I gathered the rest of my supplies... thin twine and silver bells

Scissors Bells and string for the garland

I cut short pieces of the twine and tied a bell to each section of buffalo check along the garland. 

Bell tied on to the garland

When the garland was finished in about an hour I hung it from my mantel. 

Black and white Christmas mantel with large clock

The garland is beautiful and it matches my Christmas tree!

Black and white mantel garland

Christmas tree and black and white mantel.

You can read all about 
this Christmas tree mantel 

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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. .