Sunday, November 28, 2010

Glittery Garland

I was on such a garland / banner kick for Thanksgiving that it shouldn't be a surprise that it's carried over to Christmas. I knew I wanted to change up my mantle this Christmas and had an idea to do an alpine / woodland theme with greens, browns, and whites. I also knew glitter would be involved so it would sparkle in the firelight. I was at Michaels and saw Martha's tinsel glitter but wasn't sure how much I would need and had something else I already wanted to use my 50% off coupon for and it was $9.99! Sorry Martha. Plan B. Found this stuff with the "kids" crafts for $2.99:

It's super lightweight and reminds me of shredded mylar. I cut out the letters to spell "BELIEVE" using my Cricut. I chose a mossy green cardstock for the letters and mounted them on panels I'd run through my XYRON adhesive machine. This let the letters stick as well as provided a sticky surface for the glitter.  Then I adhered the glitter panels to a panel of COLORBOK snowflake paper, brown metallic paper, and finally cream:
Of course I had to add some "bling" so put some clear and green rhinestones in the centers of the snowflakes
To finish things off, I covered clothespins with some coordinating green scraps I had leftover from a previous project and punched snowflakes from more scrap cardstock with a green rhinestone center:
The mantle's not done yet but here's the banner:

Now I need to figure out an alternative to Pottery Barn's $12 snow that I really want for my hurricane vase.
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17 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am loving this banner!

Come visit so I can put your name in the magic box for my Giveaway.

LuLu~*xoxo

Chrissy said...

Aww - I love it!! I want one!!!

Christine said...

Love it! Hey, that glitter is terrific!!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

So pretty.

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

It looks great! Love the sparkle!

Lori said...

Ok, so you are officially now the "Garland Queen". They're all beautiful, and this is no exception!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Carol, this turned out wonderful! I can't wait to see the rest of it!

I got some faux snow at Wal-Mart last year for just a few bucks and it is every bit as good at the PB kind. :)

Em said...

That's so pretty! I love anything sparkly!! :)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Love the bling! And the snowflakes on the clothespins are TOO cute!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Who doesn't love a little sparkle at Christmas!?!? Fabulous!

Michelle L. said...

oh, wow, the sparkle letters are so rich! I love the large texture of the confetti, looks like tiny glass mosaic.

Paula said...

Use epsom salt as a snow replacement...your banner is awesome

The Wife In Her New Life said...

beautiful DIY!
I have been eyeing a zyron sticker maker -- do you love yours?

DANA said...

Great post! I would love it if you would link this up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

Holly said...

So pretty...I love the way you have with layering textures, patterns and colors. I have a Xyron machine and like my Cricut has never been used - I need to do something about that!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

This is so pretty and you could use these for gift tags, too (or at least the same idea). I love that glitter ...it's so nice and "chunky."

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Totally my style! Love it!