- fabric cut into 1" x 6-8" strips
- twine or any type of sturdy roping
A couple things to keep in mind:
1. Do not try to make your garland look exactly like mine or Katie's (owner of CheepIdeas.com) because it will never look the same. I like that!
2. Knot the strips of fabric around the twine/ roping somewhat snuggly, but you may want to move them around later, so keep that in mind.
3. Imperfection is key! Ha! Do not try to make it look symmetrical. Okay - I confess I did have a specific order to the color, but I have an explanation for that. I will get to it in a bit.
Here is a sneak peak of what mine is starting to look like...
One night there was a bright star which guided three men, who were the three wise men, to the birth of Jesus, who late became a carpenter and a fisher of men and souls. He had twelve apostles who spread the Word of Christ. But on one black day of hatred, envy, and death, He was crucified. He shed His blood for us to purify and save us. He rose and is now in Heaven seated with the father and the Holy Spirit. And He did all this because of His great love for us.
So to give this garland a little more meaning during the Christmas season:
Yellow: bright star that guided the three wise men
Brown & Green: Jesus becoming a carpenter (brown) and fisher of men and souls (green)
Red: Jesus' blood shed for our sin
Purple: when Jesus rose
White: Jesus' great love for us and the peace we have in knowing Him
Now when I look at the garland adorning the mantel or our Christmas tree, it will be more than a crafty project I ran across on the internet, but the true reason for the season. I hope you all take a moment this holiday season to reflect its true meaning!
I will reveal the finished product on Monday. I have plans of finishing it at the Anderson's farm this weekend with another lovely couple who was MARRIED the SAME day as us, and was on the SAME airline as us going to and from our HONEYMOON! Oh and they live about 10 minutes down the road. We LOVE it! :) Happy Weekend!