Hello hello! What are you up to these days? Around these parts there’s some last second decorating going on, getting ready for our holiday gathering on Saturday.
I’m like a moth to a flame when it comes to sparkle at Christmastime. Call me a Pollyanna, but I’m also fond of draping sparkly beads where light will catch them, so I made this simple whimsical beaded garland yesterday.
Oh yes, of course you can find all sorts of beaded garland everywhere, but I had the supplies on hand in my box of leftover crafty stuff, and I just didn’t feel like changing out of my pajamas. I made this one to fit the kitchen chandy out of jewelry beads, flat glass marbles, hot glue, and some fishing line.
“Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays . . .” Are you humming all of those tunes these days? We are! We’re also getting the house ready to welcome (gulp, 70 to 80) guests for our annual Christmas party next weekend.
Thankfully, all the inside decorating is done!
Nester is hosting her annual holiday tour of homes today, so naturally it was the perfect time to snap some photos and join in the fun!
The new staircase is decked out with a garland of mixed greens (faux + real), topped with lights, silver beads, some flocked branches clipped from my Christmas tree and plenty of snowflakes.
Hi, I'm Kate from Northern California. I'm a bargain hunter, design lover, and incurable DIYer. I'm on a quest for diamond style on a dime, and I'm out to make my world fabulous, for less, one do-it-yourself project at a time. Learn more.