My mantel always sets the tone for the holiday or season. This Christmas is simple with a modern woodsy feel, so I wanted the garland to reflect that too.
You can’t get much simpler than pinecones. I’ve had these pinecones for 3 years and they still smell like cinnamon. I love that smell!
I used eye hooks (is that what they’re called)? And screwed them into the base of the pinecone.
Some were easier than others. My fingers really hurt right now. I think my thumbs have bruises on them.
Then I took some green ribbon and ran it through the eye hooks. I barely had enough ribbon to span the mantel (I need to buy more green ribbon to wrap the presents).
I think it is the perfect garland for the mantel and it smells so good when you walk by the fireplace.
Are you decorating for Christmas yet or do you wait until December 1?
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I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
DIY Under $5 at A Little Tispy
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Everybody’s Creative Endeavor Linky Party at Every Creative Endeavor
Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs
Christmas Link Party at Someday Crafts
Pity Party Linky Party at 30 Handmade Days
Sundae Scoop at I Heart Naptime
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Sassy Sites
Topsy Turvy Tuesday at I’m Topsy Turvy
Christmas Garlands at Sassy Sites