December 10, 2013 by

Fun with Garlands

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Categories: Christmas, crafts

I love being creative, especially at Christmas.  This year, I’m on a garland kick.  I’ve been making them as gifts, to decorate my home, to put on packages – I’m having so much fun.  As with all my creative projects, I like to look around in cabinets, drawers and old trunks for crafty things I can use before running out to the store to buy anything.  For my garland fun, I gathered mini canapé cutters, twine, cording, sequins, a hole punch, pom poms, colored pencils, cinnamon sticks and card stock.  I did some prep work by dehydrating oranges several weeks ago (I used blood oranges – what a beautiful color) and I did purchase some gumdrops and miniature candy canes.

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garlands

garlands

After gathering what I needed, it was time for some serious creative fun.

I traced shapes on card stock and hand-drew letters for the garlands that used words.

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garlands

I made a garland that says ‘Christmas’ and hung it on my calendar.

garlands

garlands

This one says ‘Rejoice’ above the manger scene.

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I took my kitchen curtain down for the season and hung four garlands in the kitchen window, sticking with a kitchen theme of gingerbread, gumdrops, peppermint and oranges with cinnamon sticks.

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garlands

garlands

garlands

If you like being creative, try making some garlands.  It’s so relaxing and you’ll love it!

3 Responses to Fun with Garlands

    • Holly Post author

      Thank you, Betsy! I always have such a peaceful feeling when I’m doing the dishes and looking out the window at the beautiful view.

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