First, let me say that daylight savings time is working against me. I've been trying to take my pictures right after work when there is still a smidgen of natural light left.... but there never is!!! It's been dark and foggy all week. Annnnnnd, the quality of the following pictures sucks with a capital S as a result. Sorry 'bout that.
As you know, I've been trying to find/make simple holiday decorations this year in shades of white, cream, brown, and green.
I thought I could make some simple garland by spray-painting some bells white and braiding them together with some twine.
First, I bought a pack of bells at Michaels with a 40% off coupon.
Then I took them outside and spray-painted them with matte white paint. In hindsight, I would have used primer first. Good to know for next time.
Once they were dry I dug out some twine.
I cut three long equal strips of twine and attached them to the edge of my dining room table with some tape.
I braided the twine in 3" sections. After every 3" I attached a bell. I alternated back and forth between adding a bell on the right strand of twine and then on the left strand of twine.
I kept going until I ran out of bells. I think there were 19 in the package that I bought.
First I hung them up over the doorway in the dining room.
Then I strung them along the front of our cabinet in the dining room. It would probably look really cute along a mantel (if only I had one).
And that's that.
Alright, I'm off to watch another episode of a dorky girly show that I'm not admitting I watch. :)
Make It For Monday @ Cottage Instincts, Holiday Decorating and Project Ideas @ Whisperwood Cottage, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm, Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, White Wednesday @ Faded Charm, Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, Christmas Craft Link Party @ Centsational Girl