I am just barely starting to decorate our home for Christmas, so I don't have any holiday decor to show yet, but I thought it would be fun to go back and share with you how I made very economical Christmas garland a couple of years ago for our stairwell and front door and how did I changed the look of it the year after also using
Dollar Tree supplies.
I always wanted to have garland on the banister for the holidays, but as you all know, our stairwell is pretty huge and it would of cost me a pretty penny to buy them already made.
I shopped around in several stores, but the final outcome was the same, I needed to spend a few hundred dollars to be able to make enough garland for all the railings.
And then, during a shopping trip to the Dollar trip, I found such cute ornaments and ribbon so I decided to buy them and give it a try. I already had a box full of poinsettias.
I bought the greenery at Hobby Lobby 50% off.
A bunch of pretty picks, ornaments and ribbons from Dollar Tree.
And got busy making lots and lots of feet of garland :)
As you can see, I had to lay it all down on the floor to be able to add and glue all the decorations.
I did this on and off for over a week.
And when all the pieces were finished, I made bows using the same ribbon.
I am not going to lie, it was a lot of work and many hours on my knees trying to make them look right with what I had, but I think they looked cute when I was finished.
The best part is that I was able to do the complete stairwell and front entrance for about $40.00
And once they were up, my husband asked me where I was going to plug them in.
Yikes!!! I forgot to add the lights!
Once again, I purchased them at Dollar Tree and for $5.00 more, I was able to add lights to the whole stairwell.
And even had enough to decorate the front entrance of our home.
Not bad for about $45.00.
What do you think?
Now, the next year, I completely changed the color scheme of our holiday decor so I went back to Dollar Tree and for about $12.00 I found all the supplies I needed to make the changes. I used the same greenery.
Even the white stockings came from Dollar Tree.
And this time around, I didn't forget to add the lights. Ha!
I am still working on my decor for this year, so far I have made fifteen pillow covers and two runners and I am already tired. LOL Getting there slowly!
I hope this post gives you a little inspiration to make your own Christmas garland.
Enjoy the rest of your week!