Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Nester-ified Christmas Garland Planter Thingy


EDIT: This post is from a couple of weeks ago, (today is now Dec 10) and I am linking up to the Nester's Holiday Garland Show & Tell. This planter garland does now have white lights in it. And it really looks sooooo much better in person. I just can't get a good picture of it.


The Nester posted directions on making "The Most Wonderful Christmas Garland Ever." Be sure to go read her post. Great pictures, and step-by-step instructions. So today I decided to use her methods to fill the planter that is in my dining room. This is my finished product.(I hate to admit it, but it started out with these horrible P.O.O.P.I.E. plants in it that you see below. They are now in the trash. Yes. Your welcome.)I used what I already had. I started by laying this garland along the top of the planter.
This box is what I had to work with.
Next I added a few greenery stems.
Then I added four or five of these sugared fruit stems. I bought these at Hobby Lobby after Christmas last year for 80% or 90% off. These are tall stems, but I basically laid them down in the greenery base that I had, and tweaked the fruit and leaves till it looked like I wanted.


At this point it was getting close to what I had in mind.

Then I used some cheap picks to fill in any holes. I just stuck these in wherever I could see through into the planter.
Then I added a few of these glittery ball stems - because I am all about glitter and glitz. I also bought these at Hobby Lobby last year after Christmas - 80 or 90% off.
Finished. I'm happy with it. (Well - I might add a string of white lights. Do you think I should?)

EDIT: After looking at my pictures I realized that the greenery in back was way too tall - so I have scrunched it down now so that it looks proportionally correct - trust me, it's much better now!

Head on over to A Scrapbook of Inspiration for a Christmas Fair!


Shannon

25 comments:

Jayne said...

Now that is one transformed planter! I love it!
And from all the great buys you got last year, what a lovely outcome!
Thanks for sharing the process!
Jayne

Mo said...

So pretty! Wow, it makes me want to head to Michaels's right now. We don't have Hobby Lobby out here, which stinks. Thanks for sharing!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, this looks gorgeous. Thank you for linking to A Christmas Fair. I love your post, and it proves that with a little imagination you can transform everything. Karen

dana said...

You did a great job! I love being able to reuse items and create entire new looks! It was great to meet you through Karen's Christmas Fair! Dana

She'sSewPretty said...

Your garland turned out so pretty! I'll have to remember yours when I start my Christmas decorating.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It looks fantastic! You are a pro now!!

Jeanne said...

Hello Shannon, I love your steps to a lovely arrangement. I thought your greens looked fine but I will take your word for it. I have a mantel to deal with and your ideas should work fine. I think the end result is lovely.

Hugs...Jeanne

Elizabeth said...

That came out beautifully! I read the Nester's post also and you really were inspired by her and inspiring to us!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh my goodness! This garland turned out so beautifully. You did a wonderful job on it.
Patricia :o)

alicesg said...

Very beautiful and colourful ideas. Head on to my christmas fair.

CC said...

How wonderful..and it looks gorgeous. Thank you for posting the how to's as you went along. Have a great week and a lovely Thanksgiving.

Kristi said...

You did a wonderful job! Your instructions are brilliant too. Way to go!!! Christmas blessings to you and your family!

Erika said...

Great job! And hooray for trashing the p.o.o.p.i.e. plants!!!

Karen said...

that is very pretty! It looks like one you see at a show!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your garland is so lush and pretty. I absolutely adore it!

The Nester said...

Love that you used the planter for the garland--way to go for being so creative!

Denise K. said...

So pretty! Your garland is so festive and cheerful! Thanks for sharing your ideas! :-)

ceekay said...

Now there is an idea...I love that you used the planter. It turned out beautiful.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Hobby Lobby, 90% off, you cannot beat it. It does not always look so great when you buy it but add other things that you have and you get your planter. How awesome.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

So great! Loved this!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Very very nice. Great step by step directions. Thanks for sharing

Astrid said...

Fabulous! Absolutely Fabulous! LOVE it!

new every morning said...

I love the frosted greenery!
I also LOVE the large sugared/sparkly pomengrantes

Miss Sandy said...

LOVE IT!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Love your header and blog background - it looks wonderful together. I totally copying your idea with my wicker planter on my porch! Great job. :)Nancy