18 December 2021

Christmas in the Woods: Woodland Christmas Garland

TA-DA! My big final project for this year's Christmas Open House is a garland! Since I don't currently have a stair banister or a mantle to display this rather large finish, the only way I could photograph it was to arrange it like this. I didn't measure it, but it's pretty long! It's also kinda heavy. Now you know what those little screw eyes on the sides of each individual disk were for!



I used jute cord to tie the disks together and strung wooden beads in between each one.





Just a few supplies needed for this garland: wood disks (link in first post of this week), a bead garland from Wal-Mart, and small screw eyes.

As I mentioned in Monday's post, you can find wood disks in the big craft stores that will work for this project just fine, but you won't find these: beautifully sanded, uniform wood disks, with lovely bark still intact. Absolutely do use the craft store disks if that's what you prefer (and you need them in a hurry!). This project will still turn out so, so cute. I just wanted to be clear about what I used in case you were looking for the same result.


If you're thinking of stitching some of these precious critters but just want to finish them plain, here are a few posts you might find useful:

Finishing Perforated Paper (super easy tutorial)

Finishing a Perforated Paper Ornament (using old Christmas cards!)

The Joys of Perforated Paper (hint: I love it)

So that's it for this year's Christmas Open House. Thank you all so much for visiting and leaving such sweet comments. This is a tradition I look forward to all year, and some years it's easier to pull off than others. This wasn't an easy year, but we did it, didn't we? I'm so glad that a lot of you look forward to this as well, and it makes me happy to know I can bring a little joy to others every Christmas. Theme for next year (9th annual!) is already chosen!

From our home to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS!




28 comments:

  1. Honeybee: Thank-you so much for sharing how you finished these lovely ornaments, they are beautiful.
    I am looking forward to seeing next years choice.

    Merry Christmas
    Catherine

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  2. Love your woodland animals! Peppermint Possum was the cutest of all. I've enjoyed the soup recipes too.

    Merry Christmas, HB!

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  3. This is soooooo cute, what a great idea.
    Thank you for doing this, it was so enjoyable to see, & love the recipes too.
    Merry Christmas to you, hubby, & Tiger Lily.
    Marilyn

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  4. Wau, nádherné ozdoby, zvieratká sú roztomilé a krásne!!!
    Krásne Vianoce!

    Very beautiful.
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. What a beautiful garland you created, Honeybee! My eye was so focused on the adorable critters that I didn't notice the screw eyes until Thursday's post. This was another truly enjoyable Christmas Open House, so thank you ever so much. Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2022. Merry Christmas wishes to you, Mr. Wonderful and Tiger Lily!

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  6. Just amazing work you did on those critters. Maybe you can hang them over a door way to you living room. Merry Christmas to you all. big hugs

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  7. What a great idea to put all the cute animals into a festive garland! There are so many great ways you can display it. As usual, I've loved every day of your Open House,so thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into doing this each year- it's always such a treat! That's so fun you already have next year's theme chosen too. You had mentioned that you'll be moving in the next few months, so good luck preparing for that, but I hope you'll still be able to enjoy your "stitchy planning week!" I hope that your Dad's health is continuing to improve, and that you and your family have a joyous and peaceful Christmas!
    Mary

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  8. I've thoroughly enjoyed your 2021 Open House and am even making the Vegetable Beef soup recipe you posted as I sit and write this! Wishing you all the best in 2022 and a blessed Christmas Day with your family!

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  9. Really enjoyed your posts and will be stitching some of these little cutes next year.
    Thanks for sharing .
    A wish you a very Merry Christmas .

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  10. I love your your christmas garland... the animals are so adorable, the wood disks are perfect and very creative!
    Merry Christmas!

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  11. Your animal ornaments are so beautiful, especially as displayed on a garland. I enjoyed your Christmas Open House posts and even made your Santa Fe Cheese Soup recipe last night! It was really tasty.
    Carolyn

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Carolyn. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Honeybee, another year of beautiful inspiration shared so graciously by you...thank you. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and holiday season!!

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  13. What a wonderful time I had visiting each day! Thank you for all your hard work!

    Merry Christmas and happy New Year!, Tina

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    1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!

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