Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Version

Who knew we'd all take so well to this garland? I've been visiting all my "people", and their versions of this garland are sooo nice! I know I gave you a sneak peak the other day, but I thought I'd show you the whole thing now that it's got more leaves on it. Before, it was just a ribbon with a couple of leaves, but now...


I have a really large window in our dining area, and I thought it would be better to place it there than on the fireplace. This way, we can see it as we're eating dinner (you know, like, once a week).

I thought it needed some "oomph", so I added the "Be Thankful" stream down the middle. In hindsight, it's too long. Next year, I'll probably do "Give Thanks", so it doesn't look so awkward.Some people have asked about the leaves. Did I cut them by hand, did I buy them? I'm almost afraid to tell you. I'm a teacher, remember? We have a die cutting machine at work. It took me a couple of minutes to get about 40 leaves. Don't hate me. :)

I wish I had different versions of leaves, but I was NOT willing to cut them by hand just because I'm weird.

The lettering was also from our die cutting machine. I simply took some scrapbook paper in and went to town (otherwise known as the staff lounge).

So there you have it! My gratitude garland!
Don't forget to keep checking the links from the "I Can Make That" party! I now have over 100 presents that I have to make. :) Enjoy all those ideas!

30 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

How perfect, and homemade,and wonderful, and...

I really love this idea!

sandra/tx said...

That's a great idea. I have a window in my dining area, too. Hmmm...

Jaime said...

I love that! What a great idea.

Natalie said...

I'm totally doing this. Right now. Hope I have some construction paper...and ribbon...and can locate my siscors...not even sure how to spell sciscors...scissors?....okay, so I'm off to a shaky start. I'll post the results if they're not to awful, lol.

Mindy said...

Aaaahhh...the good ole' Ellison press. Very cute!

AndreaLeigh said...

I really like it! I might use this next year. This year I decided to steal an idea from Sandy Toes and use a fabric marker to write on a table runner. Only it isn't going so well b/c we eat out more often than not so we keep forgetting to write things down.

I, too, have a ginormous list of projects and have dropped some major dough for said projects at Walmart and Michaels. Oh well... what can you do? LOL.

Just say Julie said...

this is fabulous! I love our school die cuts... use them everytime I get the chance!

Carissa said...

I've been following your blog for a bit now and love the 'I Can Make That!' idea!! Thanks for providing a place to gather ideas. I am extremely jealous that you have access to a die cutter!

AJ said...

Looks great:)

Natalie said...

I'd say it's atleast 5 years old so don't go rushing out! :-D

It looks so much prettier in pics, lol.

Ally0005 said...

This is a great idea for room moms to do with the kids.

Sarah said...

It looks awesome!!!!

Valarie said...

Hmmmm I wonder if I can talk my SIL into taking some scrapbook paper to school for me????

Elyse said...

your blog is very "dreamy" (a favorite word of mine, too!). love the design and happy feel of it all. happy to have found it. stop by and say hi sometime. :)

Jennspiration said...

It is soooo cute! I love it!

Stephanie said...

Really cute! We have one of those die cut machines at work too. I never thought of putting it to work for me!

Tamara Jansen said...

It's always good to be thankful :)

Saucy said...

Simple, smart idea! Of course we all copied it...

Kimba said...

Perfect! I'm hitting the store today to buy some paper leaves cause I don't have a staff lounge. And I'm sure not cutting them by hand. :-)

Shannon said...

It looks great! I love it!

Ashley said...

I have seen a lot of these floating around, too, but I just love yours! Great idea!

Rambling Girl said...

Love it! I have been seeing so many neat ideas from your blog...I never got around to making one so gotta to get with it this week. Oh I want me a Cricut to cut out my words also....

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I think it looks great the way you made it. The window is big so I think it is a good length...and it is pretty! Have a blessed day!
I absolutely got a kick out of you "I can make that" blogarama! It was wonderful. We are making Christmas planners all week on my blog...to try and get ORGANIZED!!! Hahaha...I need all the help I can get!
Have a blessed day!
Debbie

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Well, because I'm a weenie, I won't be going for this project next year, but I so want to do this next year.

Natalie said...

Um...yeah...so...not looking anything like yours.


Won't be posting pics just yet, lol.

Scrappycook said...

Cute, cute idea! I just punched out a million leaves at Archivers last week for a Thankful tree but I love the idea of making it a garland!

Marie said...

"to town"...also known as the staff lounge? lmao That cracked me up. Oh, how I missed your sense of humor! :o)

Amanda said...

love it, love the fall-ified house too. lovely!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'm a little late to the game here (tough week :-) but loooovvvveee this. It's really wonderful...I'd love to do something like this as banister garland next year!

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