Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas Garland, take two

Inspired from the success of the living room garland, I took off for the kitchen in hopes of working the same magic there. Armed with loads of garland, some wire and cutters, pine cones, berries and unbreakable ornaments (and a few "helpers") I got to work.

Since we don't have a curtain rod here I just tied the garland around the top part of blinds, the one that attaches them to the window frame. I would have taken a picture but that would have required more hands and my "helpers" were busy splashing in the kitchen sink.

So I wired the ornaments with floral wire to twist around the garland.
And I couldn't find white berries so I spray painted a fall wreath I found on clearance.
And then I hung it all up and stuck and stuffed all the stuff in.
Then it was done.
Well, it wasn't really that simple, on account of my "helpers." A small flood and lots of messes slowed me down considerably. I would have taken a picture but they were busy playing in their My Little Pony panties. I do want them to be okay with me in their teenage years, so I'll just tell you about the silly things they do.
Oh, and one thing I learned: just use the floral wire to wire the pine cones in. Every time I open or close the blinds I get pelted by pine cones. It kind of hurts.

10 comments:

  1. This turned out lovely. You did a fantastic job, even with all the "help". I also love your stenciled phrase above the window. It's a great reminder.

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  2. So pretty! Green is my favorite color and I love the green bulbs and white berries! :-)

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  3. It was so worth it! Very lush and full!

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  4. Oh I love your garland. It's so lush and pretty. Absolutely adorable!

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  5. I love your wall and your garland! You cracked me up about the pine cones hitting you in the head! I usually do it the easiest way first too!
    Merry Christmas!

    -Kim
    www.ForeverWherever.com
    (Please ignore the gecko photo -- my son uses this account. LOL!)

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  6. pelted by pincones...that is so true. Wire them in for sure. Your garland looks fabulous.

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  7. You definitely succeeded in working your magic again! Your garland is BEAUTIFUL!

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  8. Your garland is great, but I really like your wall sticker.

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