Sunday, December 11, 2011

Funky Twiggy Garland

If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to check out Donna’s Christmas Garland Made from Twigs at Funky Junk Interiors:

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Donna posted the tutorial for the garland on Wednesday, and I think I had one of my own made by Thursday night—that’s how much I love it! (I usually don’t work that fast.)

At Christmas time, our advent calendar hangs in front of the old window in our kitchen. I had some faux-snowy-piney garland hanging over it, but I wasn’t feelin’ the love…I like this twiggy garland so much better!

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I bought a bundle of decorative branches at Hobby Lobby. With my 40% off coupon, they cost me about $8. I liked that half were dark and half light, so my garland isn’t exactly the same as Donna’s! I alternated colors the whole way—but I think it would have looked cool in larger ‘chunks’ of color as well (maybe three at at time?).

I tied my twigs together with red-and-white baker’s twine for a little subtle color. Then I dismantled a Christmas pick of faux berries and wired a berry about every 12 twigs.

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As per Donna’s suggestions, I turned on a little Netflix and just tied twigs! (I think it only took about 1 1/2 episodes of Smallville—not too long!)

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It's a fun, easy project. What do you think? Is it something you might like to try?

And what do you think…is it time for my window to be a lighter color, maybe?

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26 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very cute! I tend to decorate in a little bit of rustic style around the holidays, so this is perfect! Maybe I can get my husband to go outside and pick up aticks today!

MrsTerri said...

Very pretty! I love the more rustic feel to it! My kids and I have had a tradition of making Christmas decorations each year. I'm down to one kiddo at home...I'll see what he says about these!!

Merry Christmas!
Terri
www.beyond-relevance.com

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the look of the garland! so pretty!

Honey at 2805 said...

Yours turned out great and it's hard to believe it went so fast! I do like your extra embellishment.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I think it is awesome and you did a fantastic job. I may try it next year.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Yours looks great and I love where you hung it!!

Rachel said...

Too funny! I've been looking for more twiggy stick type garlands this year. This is fantastic! Thank you my dear.

Betsy said...

I loved it on Donna's blog and I love it on yours. So darn cute and I really like the mixture of colors.

debbie refresh restyle said...

It looks great, I saw Donna's and loved it too. Maybe next year, if I remember, I'll do one.
Debbie

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh how I LOVE your rendition! LOL to the Netflix!! And I happen to ADORE the light and dark twigs so you can put it against either a light or dark background. Brilliant move!

I had to share it over on FB!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150500888596141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

Deidre~ said...

LOVE IT! So simple:) Thank You! Deidre~Http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Gypsy Heart said...

Neat, Korrie!! Love the Santa too.

xo
Pat

Lesley said...

Love it! Donna always has such great ideas!

jennifer768 said...

What a cool idea! Love how your garland came out.Hugs,Jen

bj said...

Cute as can be...great job.
xo bj

Ali Richardson said...

PRETTY!!! I love how it looks, great job! Happy holidays :)

Garden of Egan said...

I am in love!
That is darling.

I really have decided I love the primitive"ish" look.

Thanks for sharing.

Garden of Egan said...

AND........I drooled over your pillows again!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How cute and festive! I love it! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Yes, that is something I'd like to try! It's really cute!

Barbara said...

What a fun idea...I love the way it turned out!!! It looks so pretty with the rustic calender and window.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your twig garland. That is on my long to-do list, Lol!

The Cranky Queen said...

Like the twiggy garland...thanx for the tutorial info. Come on over to the blog palace...would have loved to have had some of that twiggy garland for the nature tree that was decorated...Tiffany

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a clever idea and it would work perfectly with my decorations this year! ♥

Roeshel S said...

Catching up and Korrie - you have the cutest holiday accents! Great job!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity! ;)

Did your Cameo arrive? Have you had a chance to try it out?

Merry Christmas!
Roeshel

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I think it looks great, and I have that same little quilted Santa advent wall hanging. Love how soft the flannel is.