Happy Friday!!! I couldn’t possibly be more excited to be here guest posting on Houseologie today!!! If we haven’t had the pleasure of “meeting” yet, I’m Kristi, the gal behind making it in the mountains, where I blog about my journey to make our builder-basic home a rustic mountain retreat.
I’ve been working hard to cozy my home up for the holidays these past few weeks tackling as many projects as I possibly can! Though, it would seem I’ve got more ideas than time (isn’t that true for SO many of us this time of year?!), I have managed to make these gorgeous Glass Glitter Pine Cones and this rustic pallet wood Christmas Card Tree!
Filling our house with all things Christmas has been even more fun this year and, thanks to one VERY excited little boy, this is shaping up to be my very favorite Christmas yet! Not only will it be my first Christmas as a blogger sharing in and feeding off of everyone’s excitement, but most importantly, this will be the first Christmas that our little guy will understand the magic of the season! At 2 1/2, he won’t just be able to enjoy how pretty a Christmas tree looks all lit up, or crying on Santa’s knee (still not sure about this one), he’ll be able to actually take part in the magic of it all – decorating, making gifts, making his own list (with some help of course), watching holiday movies, looking at Christmas lights, reading Christmas stories, leaving out milk, cookies & carrots for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve, and of course waking up to a ton of fun presents on Christmas morning! This really is going to be our most special Christmas yet!
And so, in keeping with the spirit of the season, I couldn’t help but share a Christmas craft with y’all today. Of course, I wanted to keep things really simple as I know what a busy time of year this is (sometimes overwhelmingly so). So, this Snowy Christmas Garland is not only pretty, but oh so simple and quick to make too!
There are just a few supplies you’ll need to have on hand to whip this lovely garland up:
– some sort of string (I used embroidery thread)
– white pom poms (I found mine at Michaels)
– accent beads (I chose some pretty silver wire ones that I picked up at Michaels too).
I’m telling you folks, this is the easiest project EVER to make, so easy in fact, that I didn’t bother to snap any pictures of the process. Ready for it? I simply threaded my pom poms onto the string and randomly added a few of my accent beads into the mix. That’s it friends!!! It’s funny (well, now it is anyway), the hardest part actually was threading my needle … after what felt like an eternity trying to thread some twine onto a needle that would still fit through a pom pom, I finally gave up and opted to use some white embroidery thread instead – lesson learned: I guess not ANYTHING is possible even if you really set your mind to it.
To hang it, I simply tied a loop onto either end of my string and slipped those loops over a nail I had hammered into the top of our mantel. I did add a bit of sparkly washi tape to brighten things up a bit too, though it’s not doing much more than looking pretty!
SUCH a huge thank you to Leigh Anne for having me today. Be sure to pop by making it in the mountains to see what else I’ve been up to this holiday season!