Yes, we have made it to day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas.
Today's Christmas is a very simple garland upcycle.
I started with this gorgeous garland from Tree Classics. This is the 9 ft. lit Noble Fir garland, and oh my goodness, it couldn't look more real. (Read to the end of this post--you can WIN one!!)
It is beautiful by itself--so full and easy to work with and "shape" as you need. Even close up it looks real!
I decided to dress it up a bit, but not too much because I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous branches.
I added a "LET IT SNOW" that I painted on wood slices. The wood slices are cut from some of our firewood, but you can buy wood slices at a a craft store. I like to keep greenery and lights up through January so I went with a winter theme rather than a Christmas one. Because this garland is fake I won't have to worry about all those needles.
I used white paint and finished the wood slices with some coconut oil to keep the wood light.
I also added some snowflakes from the craft store that I painted with Fusion Mineral Paints Mathew Mead metallic line--I used the copper, silver, and champagne (you will be seeing more of these colors in upcoming Christmas projects).
I tied everything on with jute.
I had a tough time deciding where I wanted to hang the garland, but decided I wanted it where I would see it often so I placed it over my French doors that lead from the kitchen to the solarium. (Sometimes, I feel like I live in a Clue game--I say things like, "It is in the library. It is the solarium.")
Now, it is your chance to win the same garland shown HERE. Leave a comment for one chance to win. Share on Facebook (you can share my facebook post) announcing the contest and come back and leave another comment letting me know you did for another chance to win. Let me know where you want to hang your garland! The contest will be open until 5:00 MST on Sunday, Novemeber 22, 2015.
And if you don't win, be sure to head to TREE CLASSICS and consider buying one of their beautiful products that will last for years and years!
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: I was given free product to review, the opinions represented in this post are solely mine.