Easy Breezy

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mesh Garland

I was feeling so ahead of the game this year because I started getting out my Christmas decorations Thanksgiving weekend.  I usually don't start until the weekend after that, but I got a little earlier start this year, mainly because I was dying to hang my new mesh wreath.

I always hang a wreath and a garland around my front door.  This year my garland just looked sad and plain next to my new fabulous wreath.  I had to remedy that situation, so I pulled out the mesh again and got busy gussying up my garland.  Please ignore the reflection of me snapping the picture but notice the sweet little face gazing out the door watching me

Here is how I did it!

I had bought this pre-lit garland 50% off after Christmas last year and got it for $5!

I stretched it out and fluffed it.

 I started by gathering the mesh at one end and attaching it by using two pieces of the garland like a twist tie. 
Then I measured a length of garland.  I held it in my hand and measured up to about my elbow (about 12inches).  You can make your loops fuller or less full depending on your taste.

Go down the entire length of the garland and viola!

I added this green and red garland to my "banister".

And to my mantel.  Notice the half lit garland!  Grrr... Christmas lights have been on my last nerve this season!  Would you believe that the entire town was out of white lights last weekend?  I went to two Walmarts, Target, Lowe's and Home Depot before I finally found ONE dinky 200 light strand at CVS!!  What's up with that? 

My tree doesn't have nearly as many lights as usual, but I think it's pretty anyway.

Now that the decorating is done I've got to get busy shopping and wrapping and baking and partying!  Merry Christmas y'all!

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