Nov 23, 2011

Paper & Twine Garland

Happy Thanksgiving to my south-of-the-border readers!  I hope your day of celebrating includes lots of loving family and friends!

I can't believe it's only one month until Christmas!  Slowly but surely our plans for the season are coming together.  Gathering dates are being set, gifts are secretly stashed on the top shelf of my closet, and decorations are finding their places.  It truly is a wonderful time of year!

Earlier this week I enjoyed putting together this simple paper garland while the kids had their quiet time.  After seeing this garland linked up to the latest Head to Head Showdown, I knew I wanted to try making my own version.  

Kim over at Too Much Time On My Hands put together a great, easy to follow tutorial.  I did a couple of things differently, but the basics are the same as hers. 

I loved the scalloped ornaments that Kim put together, but I don't have a scalloped punch, so I stuck with what I had on hand and used my small circular punch.  This created smaller ornaments for my garland, but they're perfect for my mini tree, or for other small scale projects.

I also added a simple star between each ornament.  

This is the perfect project for a crafty evening in front of a movie with a nice warm mug of hot chocolate.  What kind of crafty Christmas projects are you working on?

Be blessed,

I'll be linking up to a few of the following fine link parties:


Lesley said...

I am sooo stealing this idea and making a bunch of them for the mantle! Thanks!

PS...I have a Thursday linky party I'd love for you to link this up to! ♥

Evie said...

Too cute! I love it!

evie @ brown paper packages

Cynthia said...

OOhh.. this is too cute! Love it!

adventuresindinner said...

So lovely, especially the addition of the star. Very glad that you were able to join us at Pin'Inspiration Thursday.

Happy new follower :-)

Craft Crazy Mom said...

Love your blog! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing some love. Happy Thanksgiving!

h. rae said...

This is so cute! I would do it if I had little ones. It looks so fun and delightful! Thank for linking up and putting a link-back in your post.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend!

Christina said...

These are so cute!
I love them!

Anonymous said...

too adorable! garlands are my favorite and especially those with twine and paper - couldn't be sweeter!!

Sandy Ang said...

Oh it looks great !

Amy said...

Beautiful, Jen! I want to try this! I am so glad I came across your blog...I'm your newest follower! I'd love for you to share this and any of your other fabulous ideas here:

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

I love how this looks...thanks for sharing!!

Marilyn said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for joining in Pin'Inspirational Thursday's linky party last week.. I sincerely appreciate it.. You where featured as a TOP pin today.. Hope you can stop in and snag yourself a button.. Thanks again for linking.. Hope you will be back again today.. : )) TY

Kara said...

First of all, I love the title of your blog:) Second, I love your blog and I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing this at Shine on Friday so I could find your fabulous blog!!