I was recently impressed by the most uniquely decorated holiday tree! So rustic and natural - it’s limbs were hugged by a ruffled burlap garland! You know me – once I had it in my head, I couldn’t rest until I’d figured out how to make this garland for my own tree! It’s a WIP for now, a work in progress, but here’s a little tutorial to show you how to make your own!
I cut my burlap strips along the width of the fabric, and here’s an awesome tutorial from The Barefoot Seamstress on how to cut burlap completely straight.
I cut each strip 4 inches wide, but you can cut your strips any size you’d like to obtain that perfect width for your tree.
I serged the strips together on each short end. You can also straight stitch or even zig zag your strips together. Remember, you’re shooting for a rustic look here – not perfection, and you really don’t see the ends anyway, once your burlap is gathered.
Weave on, Crafty Friends!