Ok, let me start by bragging right quick! Our children's choirs did wonderfully last night!! Miracle on Main Street was perfect- everyone knew their lines & sang beautifully! It is so rewarding to watch the final performance, and see how everything (miraculously) comes together! Ok, bragging over... :)
This post is on one of the projects that I actually finished a while back, but as I said in an earlier post, I wanted to wait to post about until after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is too important of a holiday to always be getting "skipped over." I know that Christmas is so close, it's hard not to want to drag out the decorations & talk about it all the time, but I love to focus on Thanksgiving first.
This is such a simple project. I guess you could say I "stole" this idea from Ballard Designs. They have two similar designs of this. I included the links here and here. But, I have also seen a few pics on Pinterest with this same idea.
However, mine is a whole lot cheaper than the BD version,
and I love that! I started with the "J" monogram that I covered with my dining room fabric a while back. You can visit that post here. I bought one strand of garland at Dollar General for $2.
I was hoping one would be all it took.
I just started on the top end, and began wrapping around the "J".
I actually struggled with the garland a little, because I got to the very tip of "J" where it curves at the bottom, and ran out of the garland. I just knew this was going to happen, so I just relaxed & started working backwards, spreading the garland out a little more. Some of the red in the fabric shows through a little at some points, but I actually like it. It needs a little color mixed in.
And here it is, hung up on our back door. Not too shabby for what began as a cheap thrift store find.
Ok, so I didn't like the look of this. Ha! I had some of my mesh wide ribbon leftover (which I still can't believe), and I love this stuff so much, so I used it to "spruce" it up a bit...
And, this is its second use, since I had once had it hanging on my china cabinet. I'll include a link to that post here. I love going back & looking at old posts. :)
I also wanted to include a pic of something new I've added this year to our Christmas decor. I have also hung greenery from our china cabinet, as we use it for our stockings, since we have no fireplace. I also added two little stockings for our doggies, which I should have done forever ago. I added lights the other night, just to add to it (and sorry about the blurry lights...new camera, new camera, new camera!)...
I already had these big bows on the mirrors, but added these sprigs from Dollar Tree. They add so much for so, so little!
I hope everyone is enjoying this season as much as I am! It has been incredibly busy, and this coming week will be even busier. If you're close by, come to First Baptist of FP this Sunday night at 6:00 PM. Our choir is performing our Christmas concert, and you will not be disappointed!! Oh, I love it!!!