This past Monday I was home all day and actually took some time
to get some Christmas/Holiday projects started! I see all of these
great ideas every year but by the time I get around to doing it I am
busy shopping and getting ready for Christmas parties!
So this year I have started early:) My hubby said no Christmas decorations
can go up before Thanksgiving but he didn't say I couldn't start getting
I wanted to share with you two strings of garland I have about 90% completed!
Over the summer I hit an AMAZING garage sale and scored a bunch of Christmas
wreaths and garland for only a $1 each!!
Below is a picture of the garland and supplies used before I
My inspiration came from Christmas bulbs and ribbon
I bought last year at an after Christmas sale at Sam's Club!
I noticed this year that they are also selling 9 ft deco mesh garland
all jazzed up for I believe it is $49.99 or maybe $39.99, don't hold me to that! :)
Anyways where I am going with this statement is that the total
cost of my project below is between $8-$10 and I think it turned out pretty good!
I got the cute little ornaments at AC Moore for 2/$1 :)
Now below you will see that I have added the
lights, deco mesh (both red and green), and started to
weave the ribbon through the branches!
Below is the garland lit with the ribbon added.
Below is a close up of it with some of the ornaments added to it!
Here is the final what it looks like now about 90% finished.
I still have beads and a couple more twigs to add but I want to wait
to I put it out for display because I need to get it out of my
attic craft room to my living room where it is going to be placed on
Here are some fun picks I made out of craft filler balls and
kabob sticks. I like making these because you can
mix and match and make them any color that you want:)
Here's the a before picture of the second garland!
This one here I used all left over supplies from last year!
I really love all of the fun colors of this piece!
Same process as above with this one.
I added a couple of fun ornaments, ribbon, and bows!
Below is a full picture of the garland.
This one here will also get a couple of extra
goodies once it is place down stairs:)
Here's a side view!
Don't mind my dirty floor:( That's the only thing
the garland does loose a couple of its needles when
you are adding all of the goodies!
Well I am starting to feel pretty good about getting a head
start on Christmas decorating!
Remember it doesn't have to cost a lot of money to
Here's to Decorating on the Cheap!!
I will be sharing these projects on the following
FANTASTIC Blog Parties!! :)
Have a Great Week!