There is potential everywhere.
Diamonds in the rough waiting to shine.
Candidates for an up cycle hoping for a better purpose.
Such is the case with cheesy & cheap holiday decor from drug store chains.
Enter the aisle with an open mind & there is no telling what you will come up with for $2.99 or less.
I happened to be in such an establishment today.
Certainly wasn’t there to find the makings of a Fall leaf garland, but I did! For $2.99 a pack and the chance to use more gold spray paint, I was all over it like caramel on an apple.
Don’t deny it, you cruise those aisles too ~ or now you will looking for these…
To make this…
What you need is:
- 2 packs of big cheesy leaves
- gold spray paint
- 8 feet of clothes line rope or other thickish string/twine
- ribbon, thin twine, torn strips of cotton or other embellishments that can be tied
- run out of the store so you don’t forget your idea before you get home (or maybe that is just me!)
- lay out and spray paint the leaves on both sides – let dry
- measure the length of rope you want to use, leaving about 10″ on either end to dangle down for tying up the garland ~ cut
- tie each leaf onto the thick rope with the thin twine ~ best to use an uneven number of leaves
- before tightening the knots slide in additional pieces of thin twine, ribbon or strips of torn cotton into the knot ~ then pull tight
(I used pieces of suede fringe cut from an old costume vest & torn cotton from a vintage pillow case that had a hole.)
I think my leaf garland will end up in the dining room with some of the other gold touches I spray painted recently.
Have you seen these leaves around your hood?
** Kelly **