Happy Hump Day, Friends!
First up... congratulations to AMANDA (beach.girl email address)! You won the Usborne Books store credit! WOO HOO!!! I sent you an email last night - get back to me today so I can get you the credit. So fun!!!
Back in August I shared an easy tutorial for braided headbands made from fabric scraps. I like to use them as part of my gift wrapping as well...
I had a random thought this week, that I could take some of my scraps and make a braided garland for G's Christmas tree in her room. So.... I loaded up some old clothes and set to work while I waited for Luke to finish in the tech lab (his after school program). He BEGS to stay late on tech lab days so I obliged :)
I cut some strips of scraps with no real rhyme or reason. I cut them wider than I did when I made the headbands, just so the braid would be thicker.
...knotted them together...
... and started braiding!
When a piece ran out, I just tied on another strip of different fabric. I used mismatchy fabrics and didn't try to hide the tied ends. I did decide to use the pink fabric throughout the entire garland...
It took me less than 20 minutes and I love the little bit of "flair it added to Griffin's tree.
All of her ornaments are from Target last year and kind of have a "boho/eclectic" look that I love. I wanted to add some sparkly ball ornaments to it this year as well, but I'll wait until they're on sale at the end of the season ;)
I was tempted to do a regular garland with lights in here as well, but I refrained (I know, shocking!). By next Christmas her "big girl room" will be done and I'll be ALL over it then :)
For now it's just the little tree, the Little People nativity and some Christmas board books. And a mess. :) Her room was picked up, but in true 20-month old fashion, I turned around and all the blocks were out and the nativity was scattered. And apparently Mason was shirtless ;)
And since several of y'all asked last week when I did my "Questions Answered post" - this is how I store Griffin's headbands. It's command hooks hung horizontally with wire between. The clips are IKEA curtain clips.
Her headwraps are on this random little screen (with hooks) that I found at HomeGoods one time.
So there you have it! A super fun, easy and FREE craft! Think Christmas tree garland, draped on a chalkboard, hung with a banner, tied on a gift, etc!