Friday, December 9, 2011

Garland Before & After

Christmas decorating is on a tight budget this.  Living on one income is becoming increasingly difficult.  I have tried to make do with what I have on hand.  This garland has been in my basement for a couple of years.  I have never been a big fan of it, but used it outside in the past.  This year I decided to give it a new look.  I started by removing all the old ornaments.
 Then I went to my craft cabinet looking for something to add white to the garland.  I found this.
 It's Snow-Tex.  I've had it for a couple of years and when I opened it, it had dried up.  I decided to add some water and mix it well.  It worked.  It came back to life.  
 Using a popsicle stick I spread some faux snow on the garland.  I was already much happier.  Then I set it to dry overnight.
 Once it was dry.  I folded it in half to give it more fullness.  I went through my stash of floral picks and set to work.  Using wire cutters, hot glue and what I had on hand.
 I used the silver mesh that I had used on the swag I made here.
 Here it is in its new home.  This window really needed a little something.  
I am so pleased with this "new" garland 

 and so glad I never tossed it.

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Mlissabeth said...

I think it turned out great! It looks really nice in the window.

Karyn said...

Tight budgets inspire great things. It looks wonderful.

Aimee said...

Whatever! This turned out FABULOUS!!!

Aimee from

The Single Nester said...

What a lovely garland. And your truffles look delicious.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Thanks for your kind words on my teal and silver wreath redo! Your upstyled garland is pretty sweet, what a good job. I find that using what I've got can be pretty rewarding and easy on a tight budget. Plus you get a rep for being an awesomely creative woman. Win win!

Trisha said...

It looks great and fits perfectly in that window!


notes of sincerity said...

Oh wow! That looks great!! :o)

Donene said...

Way to refurbish and the end results are fantastic! Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!

Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

Kudos to you for taking something and repurposing it to make it better! I am definitely a fan of using what you have to decorate! :)
Good job!

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