before the holiday festivities~ here you go.
Seriously an easy project that looks like it would be super expensive
but it’s not.
Loose fresh bay branches (or other leaf branches)
The key to keeping this super easy and inexpensive
is to start with a fresh garland that is pre-made.
which has a really nice drape to it.
are going to be a little on the sparse size and not going to be that big thick gigantic and full
No worries though- because it is super easy to give them a boost and
make them as big as you would like.
Double up your garland for an instant boost.
So take that 20′ long piece and make it a 10′. Instant oomph.
But for this tutorial- I mostly used ligustrum clippings-
and yes- they are soaking wet in case you are noticing
we have had almost non-stop rain for.days.
I have also clipped boxwood and random other pretty greenery to mix in-
There are no rules- just shop your yard and use what catches your eye.
clip them to a length that they are not too long (but not too short)
and then you can start tucking them into the cedar garland.
They don’t need to be super full pieces you add in- tips and sprayed out sparse
branches work well also.
Sometimes you will need to wire the new branches in but other times you can simply slide the new branch right into the existing wiring- which is much easier if it works.
and tuck the wire under a full piece.
Continue with the next addition piece
and so on until your garland is fairly full and you have covered the whole length.
and place it on the mantel or staircase to see where it needs a little help
and where there are any bare spots.
Sometimes when the garland hangs- the pieces don’t always
end up the way you first tied them in and you have spots that are ‘branchy’ and open
(like that one right behind the pinecones)
Add a little piece of greenery in after it is up if you like until it has the look you want
and then step back and admire your gorgeous full garland
It is sure to be filled with inspiration- if you would like to join in and link up your own posts-
or just browse the links – you can find it here:
Design Happys 2nd Annual Holiday Home Link Party
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and I appreciate your patience.
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