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!!!




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10 comments:

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...

Seriously...you 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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