Next I cut up the material in approx. 1" to 1 1/2" strips. Don't worry about cutting perfectly straight lines, it truly does not matter. If you have a pattern as this one is, you can get fairly straight lines, but as I said don't worry about it at all.
On this garland I decided to cut my slices into 8" strips. On the one I made for Lexi's room I used 10" strips. I pick up my long strips and put them one on top of another until I get a stack and then cut them down into the 8 - 10 inch strips. Again, it doesn't have to be perfect and if at the end the strip is only 6 or 7 inches so be it....throw it in the pile.
After everything is cut up, including my ribbon, I got out my twine and just pulled it out against where I was going to hang the garland. I then tied one end of the garland into a knot....on Lexi's garland I tied a ring clip onto each end to hang by or clip things on. Then I stretched it across again and added about 3 or 4 more inches to tie a knot into the other end. You can see in the picture what I started with.
Then just start at the end and hold that little "tail" down with the long string (you don't want it to show) and tie on your first scrap. Pull it tight and push it up against the knot. Keep on tying on the scraps and ribbons tying them tight and pushing them tight up against each other to make a tight, full garland.
Keep tying and tying and shoving them together.....it does take some patience.
At the other end be sure to hold that "tail" down and tie your scrap on top of it so it doesn't show. I put the two ring clips in the garland so I could hang something else in it if I decided to.
When you are through pick it up and kind of twist or fluff it up and here you have it. This garland is approx. 18" long. The one I made and showed in Lexi's room post was approx. 40" long. The size just depends on where you want to use it. This is the spot I measured where I plan on hanging it.