Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Get Your Garland Groove On...Nester Style

Okay, Nester. I'm doing it. My first real linky thing to your blog. You've inspired me in many ways but I'll save the mushy stuff for another time.

Exhibit A: Thrift Store Mantle Garland

Garland: $3. Junk to put in the garland: $3. Having my cheap & chic garland up the first week of December: Priceless.

The exersaucer in the corner adds a nice touch, don't you think?

Some thrift store pretties to stuff in the garland.

Tweet. I got this one just for you, Nester.

Exhibit B: Post-Christmas 75% off Pottery Barn Outlet Garland

It is not as full and fru-fru as the mantle exhibit but I love the simple bay leaf garland, wooden cranberries, and ornament bulb lights. All of this was probably $12 at the PB outlet several Christmases ago.

Exhibit C: Christmas Ragamuffin Garland

Yes, I've stolen all of your tricks. My daughter and I had such fun making this and tying kitschy knick-knacks and clips in it. I can't wait to make my next one. Probably $3 in thrift store fabric, ribbon, etc.

And there you have it. Garland for my own nest done 3 ways. Thank you, Nester, for the ideas and inspiration. If a homeschooling mother of 3, recovering perfectionist like me can deck the halls Nester-style, anyone can.

Blessings from my nest to yours!

P.S. Stay tuned for scenes from my mistreated nursery...


  1. All 3 are so very pretty. You did an awesome job on the mantel garland.
    Lamp Tramp

  2. Very fun! I have to try ragamuffin garland next!

  3. Wow beautiful garland! Love the light airy look.

  4. Fantastic! They show up beautifully in the pics (and I've seen how fabulous they are in real life).

    Have I told you what a fantastic writer you are? Maybe an at-home income-producing future there for you . . . after Brownie is old enough to stop eating rocks and bark!

  5. Your garlands are lovely! and very economical!! great job.

  6. Lovin' that ragamuffin garland! So much better than mine.

  7. You did good! Your mantel looks so happy and confident! And that ragamuffin garland looks fantastic!

  8. WOW! Priceless and GORGEOUS! I love all of your garland, but I have to say that your mantel garland is AMAZING!

  9. It all looks beautiful! We are homeschoolers so I know what you mean about not being perfect. The house is never like a model home, but it's filled with love!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Just love your garland! Everything looks just beautiful.
    -Cheers, Amy

  11. I love your ragamuffin garland done in Christmas colors! Definitely on my to-do list for next year!


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