Wednesday, November 18, 2015

12 Days of Christmas, Day 4, Garland & a GIVEAWAY from Tree Classics!!

Yes, we have made it to day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas.
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Today's Christmas is a very simple garland upcycle.  
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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!!)
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It is beautiful by itself--so full and easy to work with and "shape" as you need. Even close up it looks real!
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I decided to dress it up a bit, but not too much because I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous branches.  
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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.
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I used white paint and finished the wood slices with some coconut oil to keep the wood light.
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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).
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I tied everything on with jute.  
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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.")
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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. 

43 comments:

  1. The garland is beautiful! I, too, like to have up my winter-themed decor after Christmas. I would love to hang one of these beautiful garlands on the mantle in my dining room.

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  2. I would hang it over our living room windows. It's so pretty!

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  3. What a wonderful item, I would hang it on my front door to greet guests

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  4. I would hang it over the frame over my fireplace!

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  5. I shared your FB post too! Thanks so much for the chance to win one of my own!

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  6. Well, dang, I want to win! I think my front door really needs that garland! :)

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  7. i too love to keep my decorations up for as long as possible dang it is so hard to do it all lol, i am pretty sure i could do the wood slices even i do like the garland to show off so i like to keep it simple, our garland from last year was getting ratty looking so i threw it away and this would look wonderful going over the sliding doors to the back yard,,, thanks for the chance to win xx

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  8. I absolutely love the garland over your French doors. I don't have any such grand entrances as that but it would be beautiful over my white front door with frosted glass I think. I don't do Facebook so this is my one & only chance to win. Fingers crossed!

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  9. I have clear full-length double back doors and that is where I would love to hang the beautiful garland. "LET IT SNOW" is a perfect sentiment for leaving the garland up through January!

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  10. I love what you did to it Becky! It was beautiful before but now it looks even more awesome!

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  11. I would love this and would use it exactly like you did! Di@cottage-Wishes

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  12. I shared on Facebook, thank you for the 2nd chance. Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  13. Oh that's gorgeous! I would probably hang it over the fireplace mantel.

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  14. Love the garland. I'd hang it on my banister.Thank you for the giveaway.

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  15. I would hang the garland on the banister in my open foyer.

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  16. I love the garland and what you did with it! I would hang it over the doorway separating my living room and dining room.

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  17. Beautiful garland. I would hang it over my bay window. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  18. Good morning, Becky! Love the garland; if I win it I would hang it over my kitchen window where it would be seen the most.

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  19. I love your blog Becky. I really do.

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  20. On my living room stair railing.

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  21. Oh this garland would look just lovely over the double windows at our dining room table area...thanks for the gorgeous giveaway & a joyous Thanksgiving to you!

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  22. Over the patio doors in family room.

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  23. Beautiful! It would go over my pocket doors between the dining room and living room... not sure which side would be the lucky spot!
    ~Chris

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  24. I'd hang it over the triple windows above my kitchen sink, with lights, of course :)

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  25. Wow, those are beautiful, it would really add to my cozy home!

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  26. I'd love to win that, it's gorgeous!
    It would great over my mantle or my french doors too!

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  27. I've been looking for something exactly like this! We redid our entry and this would be perfect.

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  28. WOW! That garland is beautiful!!! I really love the wooden snowflakes you added, too.

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  29. This is great! I'd love it!

    - Judith

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  30. How beautiful! I have a nice garland over my picture window and change out the trimmings with the seasons. If I were to win one of these I'd probably put it in our bedroom. Or maybe I would put the old one there and put this gorgeous garland over the picture window.

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  31. I would love to win, this is beautiful!

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  32. would hang it over the entrance from my living room into the kitchen/dining area. as soon as someone comes in the front door, they would see it and be amazed.

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  33. I would hang it over my mantel

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  34. shared on facebook

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  35. I would place this on the mantel in my second living room (where the Christmas tree isn't going) just so there would still be a touch of Christmas there.

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  36. The garland is beautiful and I love the idea with the slices of wood!
    I would hang it above our French doors leading into our piano room/library.
    mdeardorff@windstream.net

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  37. I love how realistic the garland looks - like real pine boughs. It looks beautiful above your doors, Becky! I'd hang it above our entryway door.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!