DIY Christmas Garland



Phew...Christmas Decorating is DONE!! ( At least at my house!) It's not even December and I have already decorated 3 mantles, 4 Trees and on Monday, I'm headed out to do another Christmas Tree for a client. It 's already been a VERY eventful Holiday season :)
Here on the home front I've spent a little time updating Christmas.

Out with the Old and in with the new.... Old Garland that is!
I FINALLY have gotten rid of ALL my old piney garland And have moved on to

THIS!!!
I am loving my new boxwood garland! I have been eyeing it for the past 3 years from Ballard Design, but it wasn't until this year when Pottery Barn introduced their lighted boxwood garland that I knew the time had come and I had to have it. Then I looked at the price..$69.00 for ONE 5 foot garland??.... ARE YOU KIDDING ME....Ughh! 




I LOVE you Pottery Barn, But not at that price. At that very moment I had an Idea. I jumped in the car and headed to Porters ( One of Two craft store in my city!)
(All you Utah Girls should be feeling bad for me right about now!!)

I walked over to the floral section and what did I find?
Boxwood garland!! The BEST part, they were on SALE $6.69 originally $8.99

The only problem was, they were a bit to thin. But, I had an idea!! I wired 2 -5 foot garlands together stringing the lights in between. And Poof... The perfect Boxwood Garland!!

I used 6 garlands which equaled 15 feet plus ONE box of 100 white lights
GRAND TOTAL ...$43.00 and a few pennies.
 CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???
(Truly a Christmas Miracle... wink!)

4 comments:

  1. I just discovered your blog. I love it. I love the comment about how all the Utah girls should feel bad about the two craft stores in your town- I totally know how you feel. I grew up in Utah and now live in Oregon and we don't have the access to crafting ideas and supplies like they do. BTW That makes you MORE talented- carry on the good work.

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  2. I can relate also! I grew up in Utah. When I visit Utah in the summer, I fill my suburban up with all my shopping at the stores I love!
    I love your blog! It is wonderful!

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  3. AnonymousMay 16, 2011

    We will be visiting Utah this summer, from Provo to Logan. May I ask, what are some of your favorite shops/stores to be sure to visit? Love all of the wonderful ideas you share to motivate your readers!!

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  4. Anonymous..I hope you get this comment. My FAVORITE places to shop in the SLC area is of COURSE Tai Pan!! I also LOve Rod Works. if you are looking for GREAT fabric the home fabric store on 7200 south has amazing fabric and Rugs! Downeast home is also a place where I find a lot of name brand items like Pottery Barn for sooo cheap! I also Love Roberts and Hobby Lobby and IKEA. Pretty much those are the places in Utah that I like to shop Oooo and Target OF COURSE! :) Email me if you have anymore questions!

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