Easy Lighted Christmas Garland

Hey friends and happy Monday! I hope your weekend was fabulous and you’re ready to take on a new week like a honey badger. Surely you’ve seen the honey badger video, right? Gracious sakes that video makes me laugh so hard. Nothing can stop the honey badger! Anyway, today I have a super quick DIY project for you–an easy lighted Christmas garland. I was actually working on decorating our basement for Christmas this weekend and I ended up creating this lighted garland with extra fabric I had laying around the house. It was sooooo easy, but I’m kind of obsessed with it. So of course I had to share it with you lovely people!

Easy Lighted Christmas Garland

Ok, so I feel silly making a supply list for this project because it’s so simple, but here you go:

  • 2-3 different fabrics, cut into strips
  • string of lights
  • scissors

Easy Lighted Christmas Garland

I recently shared a detailed tutorial for making a fabric garland similar to this one, so definitely check out that post if you want to see a bit more instruction. I used the exact same technique to tie the fabric to the lights. Just a simple loop knot will do it!

Easy Lighted Christmas Garland

Easy Lighted Christmas Garland

I alternated strips of white burlap and my favorite Christmas-y fabric. You can use anything you like for this project. I wanted the strips to be fairly long, but this would also work really well with shorter strips. It literally took about 20 minutes to get this done from start to finish.

Easy Lighted Christmas Garland

And here it is!

Easy Lighted Christmas Garland

Easy Lighted Christmas Garland

Easy Lighted Christmas Garland

Believe it or not, I found this Coca-Cola crate at a yard sale years ago for $1. ONE DOLLAR. That’s four quarters. One of my best finds ever.

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This is such a fun and simple way to spruce up your basic strand of lights. It was so easy to create, I actually kind of want to make a few more. This would also be really cool on your staircase banister, the mantel, or even on your Christmas tree. Lots of possibilities! Ok that’s it for me today. I’m hoping to share a little tour of our basement all decorated for Christmas very soon, so I’m off to finish that area up.

Thanks sooooo much for dropping by today. Let me know what you think of my lighted garland and as always don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

Easy Lighted Christmas Garland. Easy Farmhouse Christmas DIY.

Sarah here! Nice to meet you. I’m a mama to three, wife to my high school sweetheart and accidental blogger. We recently moved to our little homestead on ten acres and we're loving the small town life in Colorado. I hope this space can inspire you to create a home you love and enjoy the simple moments the most.


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  1. 12.5.16
    Marilyn Soto said:

    Once again – you’ve come up with something from virtually “nothing”and made it look like a boutique find! Thanks for sharing it.

    • 12.5.16
      Sarah said:

      You’re so sweet, thank you dear Marilyn! xoxo

  2. 12.5.16
    Gaye Sunshine said:

    How cute! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that your ideas are something I could actually do!

    • 12.5.16
      Sarah said:

      You know I’m all about easy projects Gaye. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. 12.5.16

    what a great idea! love it draped over that fantastic bench. ????

    • 12.5.16
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Kim, I love it too!

  4. 12.5.16
    Doreen Sulfaro said:

    that is absolutely beautiful!!!!!

    • 12.5.16
      Sarah said:

      Thanks my friend!

  5. 12.5.16
    Brenda said:

    What a great idea to put the strips of fabric right onto the string of lights, so simple and still so cute!

    • 12.5.16
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Brenda, so glad you stopped by!

  6. 12.6.16
    Tammy Ganci said:

    I am going straight to Michaels Craft Store right after work today and buying a pretty set of clear lights and some ribbon or fabric and placing this along the top shelf of my open shelf dining room hutch….I can not wait to get to the store and back home to make this tonight!!!! Thank you for your wonderful project and ideas. XO Merry Christmas

    • 12.6.16
      Sarah said:

      Oh yay, I’m so glad you’re going to make it Tammy!! I know you will love it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. xoxo

  7. 12.7.16
    Teresa O'Connor said:

    Awesome , love it and its very creative. Thanks for sharing all your idea’s xoxoxo
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

    • 12.7.16
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Teresa, so glad you stopped by today!

  8. 12.8.16
    Lindsey Ballard said:

    So easy and creative! Right up my alley! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

    • 12.8.16
      Sarah said:

      So glad you like it Lindsey!

  9. 12.8.16
    Leigh said:

    Ummm… $1 for that Coca-Cola?! Wow!! Love this project! Am thinking it would be sweet in in a master bedroom! And can’t wait to see your basement Christmas decor!

    • 12.8.16
      Sarah said:

      Aw thank you so much my friend! And I agree, this would be great in a bedroom as well. My son wants it in his room 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Leigh!