Christmas Garlands

With the season upon us I have a lot of work to do. This year we have a new house that has more windows than the last house and we have an upstairs. So, needless to say, I better get busy! My first project was to get the bows done for the wreaths that go on each window. I made approximately 10 bows a day for 3 days. Splitting the time like that made it not so overwhelming that I had to make 30 bows. After the bows were done and the wreaths were fluffed, up they went on the windows.photo-nov-30-8-10-34-am

I still have to place the candles in the windows with timers but the wreaths are up.

On to the banisters on the stairway.

I thought I might try and buy something already made to put on the banisters but boy was that a bit expensive! It would have cost $140.00 to get pre made. And, mind you, my banisters are small. In the heat of the moment, with a three year old in my cart eating his lunch, I decided to make my own! Crazy, yes!

I found a few items that had sparkle to them which jump started my hunt.

Using one stand of the plan green garland and adding a different type of greenery for texture, my rails were beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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To this greenery, I just started layering the sparkle that I had purchased. With this being on the stairway and 4 kids living here, I bought plastic everything! I wired these balls and the gift box together hoping to add volume to the space.

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I added other items like the snowflake to take up space too. To add another dimension the tear drops were place in and the curly gold item.

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In the end, my cost was $69.00 and I had a lot of fun along the way.

You can do this too! The savings is at least 50% and It is totally what I like not something I had to settle for.

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