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Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas on a Budget {Ornament Garland}

Are you ready for another inexpensive (or maybe even free!) idea for decorating this holiday season? How about an ornament garland? It's fun. It's pretty. It's sparkly (yay!). 

When I saw this Christmas Bells Hanging Christmas Decor, I loved it. What a fun way to add a few more decorations! The problem? We're trying to keep the spending to a minimum this year, and I didn't quite have all the supplies. "Oh well, maybe next year," I thought. 

Then, when we were decorating for Christmas, and realized that I have A LOT (and I mean like several trees worth) of ornaments. Naturally, they won't all fit on our tree, so I usually pack the unused ones back up. Well, not this year! (At least not all of them; I still have a lot of extras. I might be a bit of an ornament fanatic...just maybe)

I hung some extra garland from the ceiling (my husband cringed at the push pins, but then he decided they'll patch easily). Then, using silver thread, I hung my ornaments from the garland. You could use any kind of ornaments, but I went with the lighter, non-breakable ones...just in case. They're staying up fine, though, so there was no need for me to worry! Beautiful, don't you think?

It adds a little something extra to our breakfast bar area. I love it!
This is one Christmas decoration that will be making return visits year after year!

I'm linking at these great parties:
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  1. Very pretty! I love that blue, and the fact that they filled that unused space with lots of Christmas cheer!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. It's great to connect with you, Erin.

    And wow, you're crazy talented with crafts. I wish I were more crafty myself because this garland would be on one of my top 'to do' lists. So beautiful. I love the matched colours too. Beautiful.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  3. Love it! You can't have too much 'sparkle' during the holidays :-)

  4. Hi! Just wanted to let you know this project is being featured in my Christmas round-up post. Thanks for linking to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. See you next year :o) This feature link will be live Friday morning US time.

  5. Love how sparkly! If you'd like to add it to Photo Friday Blog Hop on Ladies Holiday (http://www.ladiesholiday.com) and add it to your list that would be super! Cheers and Merry Christmas :)

    1. Thank you and thanks for the invite! I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  6. This is so pretty! I like to use snowflakes to decorate with in January. I now have a great project I can work on over Christmas break and have it ready for January. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!


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