Saturday, November 29, 2008

Garland - Inspirations from the Nesting Place

Well a few weeks ago, Nester, at the Nesting Place posted about her garland! She gave me great inspiration, so I decided to try it out! Sister and I went to Michael's at 6:00 on Thursday night for their super Thanksgiving Day sale! They were open from 6-9 PM, so I was able to get some great garland-making bargains!

I started with one pre-lit strand, and one plain strand. You can see that one strand is actually a bit greener than then other, but they blend very well together.

To get them to stay together, I simple twisted a few strands together - just a few here and there through the langth of the garland.

Then, I took my plaid ribbon and wrapped it around the garland...and not perfectly either - it just helps to add a little personality. As soon as that was finished, I hung the garland on the mantle.

I bought a sting of holly berries to lace between the garland strands.

However, the strand was too small, so, I simple cut the strand into small pieces, then just stuck them in the garland.

Then I added some ornaments, poinsettia blooms, and pine cones.

TA-DA!!! My beautiful garland.

Thank you, Nester, for all of your wonderful decorating advise!!!



Rach said...

Wow, that looks great!! How did you attach everything to the garland? And how did you hang the garland on your mantle? Did you have to use nails? I love it!

Amanda Rooney said... actually took pictures of each step?!? How on earth did you take one of yourself using the wire cutters?

It turned out beautiful. Obviously I didn't take pics.


Holly said...

How very beautiful!! And I love the J-O-Y!

Just Keeping it Real said...

Very nice! This is so much fun taking a peek at everyone's handy work. You did a great job.

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

I love it! The hearth and the mantle matching looks great!

The Nester said...

I need wire cutters! It looks so good--thanks for joining in girl!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your garland is so lush and lovely. Absolutely adorable!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

You did a fantastice job -- I love everything about the fireplace area!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I have that big wood JOY too. Last year when I went from a traditional Christmas look to a sparkly silver and gold one. I covered the J and the Y in silver gliter and the O in gold. It turned out great. I think you can see in the background of the picture of my sofa table.

Kathy said...

Your garland turned out GREAT! Doesn't make such a HUGE difference on the mantle? LOVE it! And I also LOVE the word JOY! Everything looks wonderful!

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