Sunday, November 13, 2011


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!

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  1. This is a wonderful idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Please add my link or button to your post...thank you:)

  2. found you through Debbiedoo's newbie party, love this idea! Following you now, would love it if you'd pop by my blog and follow me too!!

  3. All your hard work has paid off because it looks great!

  4. I think the garland is beautiful and very elegant. Great job! I am following you now too. Blessings!

  5. It turned out beautifully! That will look so great on a Christmas mantel :)

    I'm your newest follower and I found you through the newbie party!

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  6. It looks gorgeous. I hope you post some pics when it is in place.

  7. Maria, this is outstanding and beautiful! I can hardly wait to see it on your staircase rails. Love it!

  8. What an awesome job you did on these garlands! Very pretty! I am happily following you from Melissa's Heart and Home. I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

  9. Beautiful job! Your garlands turned out so pretty! It's highway robbery what the stores charge for just 6'! I go on a decorating spree once Thanksgiving is over, too. Looking forward to seeing your stairway all done up. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays Party and would love for you to drop by and share something you made / did / bought sometime Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

  10. Love it! Love it all. Great job. I am a DIYer too. It's so rewarding to have done something beautiful all on your own and spend a lot less money than what the store wants, isn't it. I also wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas. It's only right, in my book. Anyway, have a fabulous Thanksgiving and Christmas as well. Ciao. Sheila @ Beyond the Portico


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