Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Autumn Garland

I bought an autumn garland last year on clearance at Michaels for 80 percent off.  It was well after Thanksgiving so I didn't get a chance to use it. The garland of rust and orange leaves was rather plain but who could resist the price of a couple of dollars for that?   I've never worked with Deco Mesh so I decided to try my hand at using it on the garland.  I chosed an ivory shade that had gold threads running through it to offset the rust and orange leaves.  I watched a video online and basically you have to use twist ties to attach the mesh and then pouf and tie along the entire area.

The Deco Mesh seemed to have a mind of its' own and I had to twist the leaves up as I moved along the garland




             I decided to switch out my dining room area where I have a buffet that belonged to my mother-in-law. I was using it to display family photos.  It's a great spot to put the garland and other fall items. 

Before  (My mother-in-law painted this picture of a field of flowers)


After  (I did this pictures many years ago using sponges and acrylic paint)

                         I love moving things around for a fresh new look. 

 


But, I'm not done yet  .   .   .

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12 comments:

  1. That buffet is the perfect place for your autumn decor! That garland is fabulous! I love the picture you painted with a sponge too!

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  2. Hi Gail - it looks great. I have trouble getting the deco mesh to move the way I want it also. I usually land up tucking and pinning it into place.

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  3. Beautiful! LOVE those huge candle holders!

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  4. I love it! It's fun! Your picture is fun too! I've never used that Deco Mesh yet either...I like how you used it with your garland!
    Visiting from Stonegable. Liz

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  5. So festive and fun! You have a beautiful display for fall.

    Dee

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  6. I love your fall display and the touches of purple in there too! It's beautiful:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  7. Everything looks so pretty...garland really ties it all in...Thank you for linking up again...I really do appreciate it and Congratulations on your feature well deserved...
    Tammy
    www.onemoretimeevents.blogspot.com

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  8. This is so lovely! Great job! Would love if you'd link this up too to our Countdown to Fall link party! Happy Friday! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_10_archive.html

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  9. So very pretty! I love the garland you made. I'm your newest follower. Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection this week and leaving me a sweet comment about the frugal tp pumpkins. I hope you'll visit again and maybe even follow me back. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  10. That mesh added a nice touch. I love that square painting behind it too!

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  11. It's looking great! 80% off is awesome! Can't wait to see what else you do.

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

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  12. Love the mesh and the metallic pumpkins! Would love to have you share these at the Pumpkin Party which we have going on the whole month of October on our blog,my sister and I. Hope to see you. Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/thirty-days-of-pumpkins.html

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