Thursday, September 23, 2010

Adorable (and Easy!) Fall Garland

Wow, it feels like it's been a million years since I've last posted! Things have been crazy around here because my boyfriend's mom was visiting from California so we were out doing things and showing her around.

I've also been busy the past two evenings working on this adorable Fall Garland that I found at A Glimpse Inside. If you're looking for new ideas for fun craft projects or just want inspiration for your own decorating and crafting adventures, you need to check out Allison's blog...definitely worth the visit!

Now, getting back to my venture into garland-making. I spent a bit of time last night cutting the pieces, painting them, and assembling the pumpkins and apples (for detailed instructions, visit her tutorial). I was getting pretty sleepy, so I decided to save the actual hanging until the next day.

So a little while ago I strung my little apples and pumpkins onto some twine and hung it across the windows in my living-room. It took a bit of maneuvering to get them just how I wanted, but I'm really happy with the finished product:

Here is a closer view of the apple:

For the pumpkin, I ended up making some short and fat and others a bit taller and more narrow.

I then topped it off with some bows to distract from the thumbtacks that I used to hang the garland. For the ends, I just used leftover twine and tied it into bows. For the others, I actually cut strips from an old pair of brown linen shorts that had ripped awhile back. I'm so glad I was able to find another use for the material!

There you have it, my cutesy, country Fall Garland! I love it, and I still can't believe I was able to make it for under 5 bucks!

Here's the price breakdown:
Toilet paper and paper towel rolls: FREE
Twine: FREE (I already had it at home)
Paint: Both colors for a total of about $3
Brown linen material: FREE

You guys should definitely try out this project (or any of the others on A Glimpse Inside). Have fun!


  1. That looks great! I'm glad you tried it and posted it! :)

  2. Awesome. BTW you can re-use the twine for an important part of your Halloween costume. JUST SAYIN'.