Easy 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!

 

Comments

  1. says

    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.

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