November 28, 2014 · One less thing to do! :D I wanted to make a rag tree but the duvet cover was way too nice to cut up! I thought it was great but apparently the kids hated it. :/ I ended up using rope to tie the layers on the outside, it gives it a more rustic look and not as tight as the zip ties. Lots of room for creativity!!! I also used the rope to help hold the lights in place as they hold up some of the lighter decorations. I tied some yarn around one of the layers and used that to hold a heavier decoration in place. Oh, and yes, those are tp rolls to help space out the lamp shades!