I love handmade primitive country crafts but I cringe at the price of them. It’s understandable why they are a bit pricey though; considering the time that goes into making them. For me, I DIY it every chance I get.
This fabric rag garland candle ring is simple and inexpensive to make. The only thing you will need is some spare time since there is cutting, knotting, and threading to be done.
I used 3 different pieces of scrap material that I had on had for this project.
1.) Start by cutting strips of material 12” long by 1” in wide.
2.) Cut the 12 “ strips of material into thirds. I didn’t keep count of the number of strips I cut, I just kept cutting. The amount you will need will all depend on the size of garland you want.
3.) Once you have cut all of your strips, tie a knot into the center of each one. You may notice that some knots are tighter than others depending on the type of materials used.
4.) Once all of the knots have been tied, take a piece of embroidery string that is double in length of the size garland you want. Knot one end, and thread an embroidery needle on the other end. Run the needle through the center of each knotted piece of material (in the order you decide on) onto the string.
5.) Tie the end of the strings together for a candle ring, or if you are using this as garland to hang, just knot off the other end.
6.) Finish your project off by placing a glass candle holder (with candle) in the center of your ring. Make sure you use a glass candle holder to house the candle and to avoid a fire.
This was probably one of the most inexpensive crafts I’ve ever made, and yet it’s so cute. Remember, if I can do it, you can do it!
Click on the photo below to go to my 2012Valentine’s Day craft project (Paper Heart Garland).