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things I love – garlands

November 10, 2011

There is nothing that makes my heart sing quite as much as a homemade garland.

In this pre Christmas advent season, I cannot craft quickly enough to produce a full helping of garland loveliness.  Thankfully I have found plenty of garlands that I love all around bloggyland.

Let’s start with this simple but simply adorable pine cone garland by Twig and Thistle

Next up, this colorful twisted felt holiday garland, courtesy of the purl bee —

Mitten garlands have been on my mind since last winter.  They are so stinking cute.  The talented blogger at Clover Lane made this pretty example.

Allyson Hill made this winter white mitten garland with the alternating cotton puffs.

I remember my mom making decorations with Christmas candy when I was a young girl, so I was immediately drawn to this gum drop garland featured at Intimate Weddings.

Just recently, Jessica at Two Shades of Pink created this very clever pine cone garland —

And what garlands can be found at my house?  Of course I’m bringing out the cute button garland I made last year.  Still love it to pieces!

And all those paper beads I’ve been hoarding all year?  Easily converted into a pretty tree garland.

I added a touch of sparkle to the strand of beads by tying a few strands of iridescent Easter grass here and there.  (Yes, I recycle everything I possibly can, particularly if it is sparkly.)

Thank you for sharing these things I love, things I think we all love.




sharing with
Winter Wonderland at I Gotta Create
The Inspiration Board at homework
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Simply Creations at Simple Home Life
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2011 2:02 am

    Oooo…oooo…oooo…. this post got me VERY excited and happy for the upcoming holiday season, Diane!

    *jumping up and down like a kid*

    I LOVE these garlands! They’re all super-duper fantastic and festive!

    How creative and original!

    Like you, I’m so drawn to the mitten garlands – yes, they are so stinking CUTE!!!!!

    “I remember my mom making decorations with Christmas candy when I was a young girl.”

    Yup, I do too! And also stringing popcorn for garland!

    FUN post, Diane! And a big CHEER to all these wonderful artists who contributed to this post.

    Hope you had a wonderful day, dear friend!

    X to you and Cristybella!

  2. November 10, 2011 2:26 am

    I am TOTALLY in love with the first one…sooo pretty..gotta ck that out.

  3. November 10, 2011 7:55 pm

    So many great ideas…love them all 🙂 Laurel

  4. November 10, 2011 8:02 pm

    You are going to have the prettiest, most unique tree!
    Those mitten garlands are so cute. Almost makes me wish I could knit. Or crochet.

  5. November 11, 2011 1:45 am


    Okay….I really like the paper beads.
    I need to learn how to make the paper beads.
    And then I need to start making the paper beads–cuz strung together they’re just too cute. And yes, I noted the tassel and the button chandelier and the paper ornaments…geeze, you’re on a roll now!

    Yup–paper beads………which I’ll now research!

    *laughing* And at some point I’ll take a photo of the recycle center that I’ve now started. LOL

  6. November 16, 2011 2:04 pm

    OK …seriously, I thought I was off rolling magazine pages for a while after the mirror frame, but after seeing your paper bead garland I’m thinking I have to get back to rollin’! That is SO my style!


  7. November 16, 2011 8:27 pm

    im liking the pinecone one, i have a box of pinecones we picked think im gonna try it

  8. November 17, 2011 11:07 pm

    i must say. I LOVE allof these. I have to decide which one to make. Very unique. I’m happy I found this through the i gotta create linky. Hopen’ you visit my link.:0)

  9. November 17, 2011 11:46 pm

    Thank you So much for sharing and inspiring us with all these lovely garlands over at the december “Winter Wonderland” party at I Gotta Create!


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