lighted garland

This adorable and easy lighted garland is quick to make and beautiful to hang.  The lighted garland uses a simple strand of lights and strips of fleece to create a cozy garland perfect for your mantle, staircase or tree.

Lighted Garland

I saw this garland on my friend Wendy’s blog, Wendy’s Hat and I fell in love!  I had been eyeing her Christmas wreath made with fleece strips but when I saw the garland, I knew I had to make it.   I have a banister that runs up my staircase and it was feeling a little lonely without any Christmas decorations and I knew that this lighted garland would be perfect for it.  I was thinking of doing a red and green garland, but then I dug through my fabric stash and found a small strip of ivory fleece.   So that was that! I found lights on white cords at Target for $2.49 and picked up another 1/2 yard of ivory fleece.

Easy Lighted Garland made with felt strips and Christmas lights

I began by using my Christmas gift from my husband – a brand new rotary cutter and board! It’s my first rotary cutter and I love it!  I cut my fleece strips roughly 1″ x 8″ as Wendy suggested, but I wasn’t very accurate.  Some strips were closer 6″ long and others were 10″ long.  So don’t sweat it if you have a little less or more.

Easy Lighted Garland made with felt strips and Christmas lights

Then I just started tying the strips on to the strand of lights.  I did three fleece strips, more or less, between each bulb.  It only took me about 20-30 minutes total to get everything cut and tied on.

Easy Lighted Garland made with felt strips and Christmas lights

I wound the lighted garland up my banister and voila – instant coziness.  My daughter says it looks like snow, which is pretty much near perfect for a 6 year old dreaming of a white Christmas in the desert!

Easy Lighted Garland made with felt strips and Christmas lights

And now I have to go straighten the crooked photos on the wall! Sheesh!


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6 comments on “Easy Lighted Garland

  1. Oh wow! How did I miss this?!?! You made one! I love it. This garland looks perfect on your stairs too! Thanks for the mention. Was it addicting to make like it was for me? I ended up making garlands and wreaths for others after I made mine.

  2. Wow, love it! It looks fabulous and I am totally crushing on how you no longer have to worry about bunched up lights in one spot or keeping them “even”.

    Great job!
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  3. What a neat idea! love the white!

    Loved seeing this at the special link party supporting Sandy Hook last week. Hope you’ll come to The Humble Brag link party today to see some features from last week and link up some more cool projects. We also give away free ad space every week! Happy Friday!
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  4. What a great idea!! So pretty!
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