Feel like making a scrappier, shabbier, vintageier (totally a word) version of the Rainbow Garland?
No rotary cutter required.
Just patience and pretty sheets, lace, trim, fabric, and a pair of scissors.
Lets say that vintage sheets are easy to come by in your hood.
Must be nice.
I however have to import mine because our thrift shops are horrid and crazy overpriced.
My favorite sheet supplier is Jane Says Vintage.
She has an endless supply of the prettiest ones.
(P.S. They don't smell either. I'm super creeped out by smells.)
I got a little fat quarter set that was just calling to be ripped up.
If you haven't torn fabric, you are missing out.
It is so fast, and somewhat therapeutic.
All you need to do is cut little notches every inch or so, then tear.
It's the best sound.
You will be left with lots and lots of long strips. At this point, some of them might be all stringy. Take a little time to pull the long and crazy ones off. You want shabby... but not SHABBY, you know?
Then tie them all together in charming little knots.
I wish I also had a huge stash of vintage lace trim.
I grabbed a few of these from Joann's.
Not vintage pricing.
Where is the estate sale where I can buy a trunk of this for $1.00?
Then take your strips and tie them to a ribbon, twine, even a curtain rod. No rules here. Make them as long or as short as you want. Intersperse the lace for a little texture. Burlap strips would be fun too. If it didn't hate my skin and make me all crawly itchy.
Step back. Enjoy the pretty.
As the unicorns slide down sunshine rainbows marveling at the beauty of your latest project.