I love versatile decor that can float through the holidays. I am one of those people who suck at taking things down. I made this in October and it is up for November and I will probably leave it up for Christmas because I have white and teal decor for my tree.
1/4 yard of 4-5 different fabrics (I used 4 colors of the cheapest quilting cotton and silver lame fabric)
8 feet of twine
string or sewing machine
scissors or a rotary cutter
I left the fabric folded in half as it came off of the bolt. Cut through the fold. That will give you two rectangles of each color. Each Strip should be 9 inches wide, which is 1/4 yard. It doesn't matter if they are a little bigger or smaller.
This is a 4 blade rotary cutter, which I got at Hancock Fabric. It is for those fleece tie blankets, but works perfect for this.
Fold the fabric in half. You can use a scissor too, no need to be perfect. Just cut 1-1/2 inch strips all the way across the fabric. Leave 2 inches uncut on the folded edge.
They should now look like this:
Roll them up
I sewed mine across, but you can also tie them off with string. The loop just needs to be big enough to fit a piece of twine through.
Here is the rope I used. It is what I had on hand. Jute is a little less rough and it works well too. Just string them all on a length of the rope and you are DONE!
If you are wondering how I got it to stay in my mantel.