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No Sew Valentine’s Day Rag Tie Garland

A rag tie garland is one of the easiest types of homemade garlands you can create. All you need string and fabric strips. Great for all holidays!

A rag tie garland is one of the easiest types of homemade garlands you can create. All you need string and fabric strips. Great for all holidays! #RagTieGarland #RagTieCrafts #ValentinesDay #ValentinesCrafts
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Looking for a super easy DIY garland to spruce up your mantel for Valentine’s Day?

This Valentine Rag Tie Garland you can have done in one night while watching your favorite tv show. I did this one for Valentine’s Day but these could easily be done with coordinating fabrics for all kinds of holidays or birthdays.



  • fabric
  • ribbon or [easyazon_link identifier=”B00WHXQIJA” locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]jute[/easyazon_link]
  • scissors
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B002NHL3EK” locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]foam hearts[/easyazon_link] (optional)


How to:

First, you will want to start by cutting all your fabric. I used scissors and just eyeballed the strips, nothing fancy, but if you have a [easyazon_link identifier=”B0055740UO” locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]rotary cutter[/easyazon_link] then two thumbs up.

You will want to cut the strips in approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inch x 8-inch strips.
My garland is 6 1/2 feet long and I used a 1/2 yard of fabric per design of strips. If you want a longer garland or even a smaller one then just cut more or less depending on your own needs.



Once you have all your strips cut start tying them onto your ribbon. You can use a piece of ribbon or even jute that you might already have handy. The ribbon will be hidden so no need to use anything fancy or buy new unless you just don’t have any available. For that matter, if you have lots of fabric scraps lying around then you can probably create a rag tie garland without spending a dime. Score!

My final step was to tie on a few foam hearts that I picked up in the Target dollar spot. I love the dollar spot!! This is definitely an optional step and I think the garland would have looked really cute even without it but I just thought I would add a little sparkle with some glitter hearts. Who doesn’t like sparkle, right?



How it looks finished…

Rag Tie Garland


Not looking to make your own rag tie garland, well you are in luck. These awesome ladies have some for sale.


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la petite lulu

Thursday 17th of January 2013

This is cute! I've never made a rag garland before... Actually this is the first time I've seen one but I like it - good job!


Sunday 20th of January 2013

They are so easy to make and I love how thick and substantial they are compared to just a dinky garland.



Wednesday 16th of January 2013

Love your garland... I made a similar one last year for Valentine's, but I really like how you added in the hearts... makes it extra fun!


Wednesday 16th of January 2013

Thanks Cynthia! :)


Lizzums - BeneBelle

Monday 14th of January 2013

Love this! So pretty! Don't think I could do it, no pretty fabric but I am inspired!


Monday 14th of January 2013

If you don't want to spend the money on fabric but have a few tops or even bottoms that you never wear you can always use that fabric too. :)