As teachers, we live our lives from break to break. The last day of Thanksgiving break, I dabbled in outdoor holiday decorations for the 1st time. In about 2 hours, I transformed our front porch into a scene of tasteful Christmas bliss.
The best part about my project was that it only cost about $10.00! Here is what I started with:
I bought rolls of 15' Whit Pine garland from Home Depot at $7.00 each. I grabbed nails and 28 gauge wire (from this project) out of my craft box. I then took all of our tree trimmings (and a truck bed load's worth since HD gives it away for free!) and got to creating Christmas.
I first tacked up some nails and swagged some garland. I trimmed off the excess to save for my railings.
Then I used my supplies to add on some of my FREE trimmings to beef up the garland.
Here's a snapshot of what it will start to become....
After finishing, I just strung up some lights...
I went on to use the rest of that roll plus about 8' of the second roll to affix to my railings with twine. I strung some lights around the railings and the corner bush.
I put out my peace rug!
And even UGA got a little Christmas makeover.
I even slaved for hours to trade out my plants in my window boxes....
Just kidding...I cheated! But no one can tell.
I used the other 7' or so of the garland to gussy up my mantel which I will post all about tomorrow!
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!