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Showing posts with label garland. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Dollar Tree Ghost Garland

Dollar Tree Ghost Garland

You can find so many great Halloween items at Dollar Tree as many of you know. I have been finding great items that I can use for decor. This is my second project that I have made from inexpensive items from the Dollar Tree. My first one was about Bats, Branches and Bows that I shared. You can see that project here


When I bought the bats, I also bought some wooden ghosts. I decided to make a garland using them.

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This garland looks great with my Bat Tree. 
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How to make this garland:

- one package of wooden ghosts (8 per package)
- black felt
- glue 
- black/white twine
- white paint

I placed the wooden ghosts on some foil on a cookie sheet and then painted them with white paint. You could do this with a brush or spray paint them. Use whatever you have.

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I painted both sides of the wooden ghosts. Once they were dried, I added some black felt so the eyes would stay out. I cut a piece that would cover the eyes and the mouth. You can use black paper or foam core that they have at the Dollar Tree. 

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The black really makes the eyes and mouth pop.

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Once all of the felt was on, I used some black/white twine that I got at the Dollar Tree. If you can't find black/white twine, you can use regular twine or plain black.

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I just threaded the twine through the hole in the top of the ghost and then hung them on my window that is in my dining room. 

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Garland of Flowers

Garland of Flowers

With summer arriving in a few weeks, I thought I would decorate with flowers, but not the real kind. Instead, I created some fabric flowers that I saw on Pinterest. 

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First I had to make a pattern. I played with it a few times before I liked one. They were easy to do and a  great way to use up scrap fabric. 

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I got a little carried away making them so I also added them to the fireplace as well. I still have some stars and stripes items on the mantel. 4th of July is coming so I left them up after Memorial Day.

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Here is what you will need:

scrap fabric
scissors
pattern (download it here)
buttons
poly-fil
Pinking shears)optional)

Directions:
1. Download the pattern here. Cut it out and then place it on two pieces of fabric. 

2. Cut out the flower. You can use pinking shears now or after you have sewn  your flower together. I have done both ways, although I prefer to do it after I have stitched around the edges. 

3. This next step can be done by hand or using a sewing machine. Stitch around the edges of the flower but make sure to leave an opening to stuff in the poly-fil.  I leave one petal open for stuffing.

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4. When stuffing the flower, make sure to add stuffing to one petal at a time. I like to use a wooden chop stick, small scissors, or what ever you have to push the stuffing into the petals. I like to make mine fairly tight but still be able to add a button in the center. I usually sew up the last petal by hand. I do a section and then stuff more if need be and continue to sew it up. 

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5. I used vintage buttons on mine, but use what ever you have. I made a few without buttons, so do what you like. I sew the button on going through to the back of the flower. You could put a button on both sides if you wanted. 

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And there you have it. I used small clothes pins from the dollar store to hang them up. 

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Any questions, please feel free to ask.



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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Valentine Garland with Felt Hearts

Valentine Garland with Felt Hearts

Since Covid began, I have tried to make things from what I had on hand and this garland was no exception. I had both of these pink felt squares and yarn, so I was able to create this garland.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Fall Wreaths for the Front Door

Fall Wreaths for the Front

I had lots of wreaths for my other front door, but when we moved, this house had two doors instead of just one, so that meant I could not use any of my other wreaths. So off to JoAnn fabrics I went for some fall inspiration. I have been trying to use what I have instead of buying, but I needed some wreath bases. They also had faux flowers on sale so I bought one set. 

I kept these wreaths rather simple. I didn't even add ribbon. I can always add that later or as an update next year. 
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Inexpensive Fall Garland

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I actually made this fall garland right before Irma hit but was not able to post about it. It will be awhile before I put it back outside. Although our house had no damage, our yard is littered with leaves, branches and topple trees. We had so much shade and now, none really. There were some tornadoes that went through which might explain the extensive damage. 


Eclectic Red Barn: Inexpensive Fall Garland

Thursday, March 16, 2017

My Cute Bunny Backend Banner

I wanted to make a new Easter banner this year and was not sure what to make. As I was cleaning out my fabric bins, I found some burlap. Somehow that would be the material to use. Now what kind of bunny to make? How about some bunny tails?
Eclectic Red Barn: Backend Bunny Garland

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bottle Garland


A couple of months ago,  I saw three little bottles wrapped in wire to make a garland on Antique Farm House. Sorry I don't have a picture of the original one, but I liked it and wanted to recreate one for my deck. I think it was around $15.
Eclectic Red Barn: Bottle Garland



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