Sunday, November 13, 2011
DIY CHRISTMAS GARLAND
Here is a project I have been working on for the last couple of weeks. I always wanted to have garland to decorate our stairwell for Christmas.
The cheapest one I ever found already decorated was $39.99 for a piece that was six feet long.
Well, after measuring our space, I quickly came to realize that it was going to be a very expensive project.
I needed 38 feet worth of garland, which it would of cost me over $240. No way!
This year, I started planning on making them right after the summer and as soon as the Christmas decor was out in the stores, I bought all the supplies I needed.
I found the garland itself at Hobby Lobby on sale for $3.99 for nine feet and all the picks, ribbons and different berries at Dollar General. I already had the poinsettias.
Total cost of project was $43.00 for 38 feet of decorated Christmas garland with lights! Enough to decorate the whole stairwell. I know they are not as fancy as the ones in the stores, but I think they are going to look just fine.
These are the flowers I already had
I bought the red and gold picks with the little pinecones at Dollar General.
Each package had two picks.
Added the little gold berries
Also, some ribbon in three different colors and red and gold Christmas balls
And here is what the garland looks like
I had to lay one of the pieces on the floor to take a picture.
I have them all in my storage closet waiting very patiently for the day after Thanksgiving, when we plan to start decorating the house for the holidays. LOL
Until then, I am making bows, also for the stairwell. Ten more to go!
This was a very easy project, but very time consuming. I was a little afraid at the beginning, but there is nothing a glue gun can't do!
I hope you had a great weekend!