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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dollar Spot Snowman Garland

I have begun decorating in preparation for two holiday home tours I am participating in next week.

Since I change my theme every year I try to make seasonal décor that isn’t expensive.

This year I am creating a pastel vintage wonderland and needed a garland for my mantle.

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Don’t you just love the Target Dollar Spot?

I found these cute felt snowman for just one dollar. The silver tinsel was from the Spritz party line and was also just $1. I had the sparkle pom poms left over from another project but you can find them at most craft stores for just a few dollars.

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I used white upholstery cording that I had in my stash to attach the snowman and poms to with a hot glue gun.

A bit of silver trim was added to the hat. Pom poms make for cute “buttons”.

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The entire project took just 10 minutes to make. The hardest part was measuring where to place the poms so that they were even. (But don’t look too closely. :)

I’m pretty happy with my $2 Snowman Garland.

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I am also very happy to be featured in the 2016 Country Sampler Christmas Decorating magazine.

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My Christmas Treasure Boxes are shown on page 42 and showcased on the table of contents.

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What’s making you happy today?



Tee said...


Stacey said...

Adorable and congratulations! I just peeked back at those little boxes. They are wonderful!

ellen b said...

Yippee for your feature!

Jeanie said...

Pretty darned cute! Love that Target dollar section! And love the boxes. I've got some of those stashed away that I bought to do something similar with last year. Now WHERE in the world ARE they?

Congratulations on being featured! I'll try to find that issue -- I'll bet there are tons of ideas but none as cute as yours!

therelishedroost said...

So adorable!

Auntie Em said...

Well, Congratulations on being in the magazine! Well done. But then again, what took them so long? lol Your decorations and crafty ideas are always amazing and well deserve the spotlight.
Your garland is so cute. I like the tinsel trims and pompoms to sparkle them up.
Thanks for sharing your clever decor ideas :)


I have that magazine...congrat's. Sweet mantle :)

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

So exciting to receive the magazine feature! Congratulations. Much deserved!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just adorable, Laura!!! I love how you embellished those sweet guys! do you keep your snowmen from flipping over? This happens to all of the garlands I make.

I'm looking forward to your tours!

Jane x said...

Your boxes are simply precious Laura, they absolutely deserve a feature and an article! Congrats! Your snowmen garland is adorable :)

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Love Target's dollar spot! The garland is cute. Congratulations on the magazine feature. That's awesome!

handmade by amalia said...

The garland is sweet and I love the Christmas Treasure Boxes as well. December will be a lovely month, I can tell.

Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere said...

It's easy to see why they featured your pretty boxes! The beautiful weather is making me happy today :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a most adorable garland...and yes, loved your feature in the magazine!!!