Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Garlands

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This garland is so cute and so easy to make!  I used some wool felt and just cut squares a bit over an inch square…then I strung them onto coordinating baker’s twine. 
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I love the way it turned out!  I made each one 12-14 feet long so it will actually make a few circles around the tree. 
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The wind was really strong today, you can see how the garland was blown all around!
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I made the garland from this sweater…it has the best colors!  Bright lime green, bright red and blue.  Perfect for a garland. 
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I am working on getting the Christmas tree up and the decorations out later today, then this garland will hang on the tree!
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I am linking to these great parties
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25 comments:

Natalie Zepp said...

Cool idea!

liz said...

I love it!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

These look so fun! Visiting from Sew Many Ways.

Nina Lise Moen said...

I love this! Thanks for the inspiration, I'm not sure I have any wool sweaters to sacrifice, but the thift store is open tomorrow...

Jill said...

Just beautiful Ellen! The garland looks wonderful just blowing in the breeze!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Samantha said...

I found this post over at Craft-O-Maniac and this is darling! Wonderful idea!

Michelle L. said...

Incredibly cool repurpose of a sweater - really gorgeous!

supermom said...

What a creative way to repurpose an old wool sweater. Handmade decorations just give such a wonderful feeling of an old fashioned Christmas.

southernscraps said...

That makes a darling tree garland!

Leslie said...

so simple and sweet - I love it!

Artsy VaVa said...

What a great idea! I love your colorful garland!

Cassi said...

That looks great I love all the color

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

what a great idea, i need to try this! i'm hosting a grab bag giveaway over at my blog and i'd love for you to stop by and check it out- http://www.thelovelypoppy.com/2011/11/21/giveaways-galore-part-four/ xoxo nicole

Nat and Holly said...

A beautiful way to repurpose this sweater! I love the texture it adds :) We'd love you to stop by our Christmas Traditions link party and giveaway today: http://mysisterssuitcase.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-for-holidays-day-12-christmas.html

Thanks!

Michelle said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

Terrie said...

Very sweet and good idea for such decoration. I wanna to do something like that on my pine tree.

Jen said...

So creative! Thanks for linking up to the Head to Head Showdown! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Jane said...

You are so creative! What a fun idea. I love that you were able to reuse the sweaters.

Stopping by from Stuff and Nonsense.

adventuresindinner said...

I love this idea! I have a few sweaters that are beautiful colours but the decency is worn off of them. Very glad that you were able to join us at Pin'Inspiration Thursday.

Happy new follower :-)

Tanya@takesix said...

What a super idea. So cozy looking! Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy said...

Festive and fun! So glad you shared at Shine On Fridays!

shopannies said...

love it reminds me of a southern style christmas from the past come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Thank you for being a part of making last week’s “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17 so rich in creativity and inspiration! Today’s party is in full swing, so please feel welcome to drop by and share your talent.

Yours,
Jenn

adventuresindinner said...

So glad that you shared at Pin'Inspiration Thursday last week. You are one of our features. Hope you pop by and grab a button :-)

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Wow, you make the coolest projects with felt. And they're so colorful & fun. Love it! Thank you for linking it to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

Warmly, Michelle