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Topic: Make Fat Fab Garlands out of Cheap Skinny Garlands! (complete w/ photos)  (Read 1327 times)
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« on: November 28, 2006 12:33:52 PM »

I have always wanted to buy real evergreen garlands like the ones that Martha Stewart drapes above her beautiful front door...but I have no money for that and simply cannot bear the skinny fake ones.  So, I came up with a simply, FREE, solution.

I took three sad skinny garlands and twisted them together and one regular fake wreath.


Then I got out my loppers and I cut a few small brancher here and there off the evergreens in my yard.

I took the small pieces and shoved them at random into the garland and wreath.  Last year I made a much bigger production out of it, securing the pieces with wire...but that was overkill.  I used three different kinds of evergreen.  I like my a little wild and bushy, but you could modify to whatever suits your tastes.  They look (I think) and SMELL real.  Good stuff.  Hope you enjoy!

(I have had much trouble in the past getting my photos to work.  I went through photobucket this time and I have my fingers crossed!)
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006 12:43:26 PM »

wow, awesome job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006 12:48:14 PM »

It's simple and very lovely...I like it Smiley  That would look really good on the wrought iron on my front steps...
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emmalemma
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006 02:20:53 PM »

Thanks, guys.  I know it's not rocket science...but a simple way to spruce up (har har) the holiday decorations.
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