This post is going to be quickie-quick-quick because PC and I promised we would get to bed early tonight and READ!!! We have been dragging upstairs too late every night, then lying in bed watching “Modern Family” for too long before turning out the light. Not tonight, though. Not tonight.
So, with blazing speed I am going to recount how I created the winter garland that debuted in my holiday home tour yesterday. If you missed the tour, it’s still going on today…just click right here to be swept away. And that rhymes!
We have a kind of tree theme in our den. Pictures and paintings of forests, framed leaves, sculpted wrought iron trees, even a piece of ceramic tree-art. So when I started thinking about the garland I wanted to put together for our mantel, I knew I wanted to go with…wait for it, wait for it…bushes. No, silly! TREES!
I found this little pine tree garland for $3.00 at Target.
Oh, pardon me. I have been calling this a garland but clearly, I have misspoken. Tree banner, not garland. Tree banner. Ok, so I bought one TREE BANNER but measured it on my mantel and decided I need a second one. One was too short but two was too long.
Ha! I guess I could have cut the string. Geez, that just occurred to me. So if one banner is too short but two are too long at your house, grab your scissors.
Not only did I know I wanted trees, but knew I wanted snowflakes, too. I visited my favorite Dollar Tree and found most of these goodies to add to my garland.
Started trying different combinations of things mixed with the little pine trees.
Clothespins for the Win
On my fall garland, I had used little clothespins to attached my leaves to the twine. The snowflake clothespins came on a string, I guess to be used as a garland. It was $1.oo, I think, at Target. If not a dollar, no more than $3.00. I bought two of the snowflake garlands. Slid them off to clip my pine cones and snowflakes onto my banner.
Hard to tell in my top-notch photographs but the large foam snowflakes are iridescent. A word that took me ten minutes to spell correctly. One R. The large snowflakes came in a package of six or eight for $1.00.
Winter Garland AKA Tree Banner
And here’s the winter garland all put together and hanging at the mantel in the den.
Simple and frugal. I like that I can take it apart easily to store until next year. And by attaching everything with the clothespins, it can be changed up by adding different decorations. Like the gold snowflakes or the little gingerbread men in the photo up above.
If you make a winter tree banner – or a winter garland by another name this year, please let me know! Would love to share a pic here or on Insta or Facebook.
Off to bed in fifteen minutes. Heaven! Thank you for stopping by, gals! Big family hugs to one and all.
Hugs and kisses,