Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Give Thanks: Leaf Garland

Allison from Little Lovelies

My name is Allison and I blog at little lovelies.

I am so happy that I was invited to be a part of this Give Thanks event!

I am a wife and full time working mom, and I love to create in my spare time. It's my "me" time and it brings me a bit of peace in my otherwise hectic life. I have been blogging for less than a year, but creating things for as long as I can remember. Isn't that the story with most of us crafty folk? Here are a few of my favorite projects you can find on my blog:

1, 2, 3, 4

On to what you are all here for - a project.

We are planning on having Thanksgiving at my house this year, so I wanted to make something to add a bit to the decor.

It is such a simple project, but I love the pop of color it gives to our front sun room.

I started with a sale $5 wired garland from Hobby Lobby. I didn't really like the wires, and it was only six feet long, so I had to make it work (said in my best Tim Gunn voice). I just cut the individual leaves off.

After cutting off the leaves, I sewed them together in a long line, overlapping the leaves about one inch.

I used a light yellow thread that really stood out against the red leaves. It wasn't a huge deal, but I can't leave well enough alone, so I used a brown marker to "color" the thread so it really blends in. You can skip this part, but I wanted the thread to be more hidden.

We have these hanging on our porch and over our curtain rods around the house. I love bringing the look of the outdoors in, and I love the festive feel it adds to our home.

Thank you so much for having me! Happy Thanksgiving!

I would love for all of you to come visit little lovelies, say hi, and browse around. You can also find me on facebook and pinterest - I'd love to get to know you better!



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