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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Christmas Garland

Hello and happy Saturday!
Hope you are having a fun one!  Have you noticed all of the wonderful banners and garlands that seem to be everywhere here in blogland?  Well, I just love them, so I thought I'd try my hand at creating one.  A week or so ago I showed you my French Christmas wall hangings/ornaments.  Well, I used those same postcards to create a banner that I just placed in my Etsy shop.

Oooh, la, la!  The Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triumph, sweet birds flying over Sacre Couer, and my favorite bridge in Paris, the Pont Alexandre III.


I embellished the cards with rhinestones, and a couple of my glittered paper roses made from vintage French book pages.  You know how I've become addicted to seam binding, well, I finally learned how to crinkle it myself, thanks to you creative ladies here who shared your crinkling secrets!!  Now that I've finally made my first garland, I want to experiment with different designs.  The possibilities are endless!

Happy crafting!!
I am linking up with the following fun parties:
Beyond the Picket Fence Under $100 Party
Tickled Pink Friday Under $100 Party 
Chic on a Shoestring Flaunt it Friday 
Frou Frou Decor Fabulous Friday

25 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful idea,I love it!

Kissee and nice weekend.

Suzann said...

Hello Donna,
That is fantastic!!! I love your banner, I love the added "bling" to your cards!
Suzann

Karen said...

How pretty! Love your use of these postcards!

Linda said...

I just love these cards, Donna, and they look fabulous on your banner!!

Tete said...

This project came out really great! This is a good idea for all the Christmas cards, birthday cards, anniversary cards that we get throughout the year!
I have yet to do a garland...
Hugs- Tete

Christine said...

I am loving all of the banners out there too. Yours is so beautiful!!

NanaDiana said...

Donna - That banner is adorable. Very chic and lovely. I can't believe all that I am learning in Blogland! hugs-Diana

Kim K. said...

It's divine! I {heart} banners!!!

sissie said...

Hey Donna!
This is one very pretty banner! I love it!

Care to share your secret on how to crinkle the seam binging????

hugs
Sissie

Love of the Sea said...

Very cute Donna. Love the garland. They are so pretty.

Lynn Richards said...

Donna-
The first thing I noticed was the ribbon (seam binding). It's gorgeous!!! And of course, the sweet paper flower on the post card was the best. Those are my favorites!
xo
lynn

Rebecca said...

I haven't seen one of these-turned out great!

Prior said...

Donna these look lovely, especially against the blue! Lezlee

Kelly said...

Just lovely! Your banner looks so very professional....I want to try one, but I admit, I'm daunted and scared of how it'll turn out! I may just have to bite the bullet.

(Also, I really appreciate you having my blog in your blogroll on your sidebar....it means a lot to me!)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
This looks so fabulous!!! And I love the dresser too! Your banner turned out beautiful!
XO

Biljana said...

Great banner, I love it;))
Hugs, Biljana

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Donna, I love this garland. The colors are lovely and I love the little details that you added!

Brenda Kula said...

I keep saying I am going to try my hand at one of these. Still haven't done it yet. Just like my chalkboard paint. Still sitting unused...
Brenda

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh wow, it's really gorgeous Donna!!!

Debbie said...

Hi Donna....your garland looks wonderful on that pretty dresser.
I received a package in the mail over the weekend..and I LOVE it all!!!!!!!!!
Merci
Debbie@houseatthelake

CandaceAshley said...

I love this little post card banner! Its a fun idea, I wouldn't have thought of it! This is definitely unique and may be kind of neat to do for Christmas : )

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

This is beautiful. The cards you used are incredible. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

malia said...

Stopping by from 504 Main... love this idea!
Malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Holly said...

It is gorgeous. I adore your french inspired crafts. Beautiful postcards.

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