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.

Anonymous 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!