My 3 Monsters: Day 27 & Day 28: Scrappy Lighted Christmas Tree Garland & Ruffle Front Tee Refashion

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10.28.2011

Day 27 & Day 28: Scrappy Lighted Christmas Tree Garland & Ruffle Front Tee Refashion

Phew!  I'm back on track . . . for today at least.  Brent and I went to see a scary movie last night because we were both in the mood to be really scared.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  As I lay in bed, wide awake most of the night, jumping at every creak, I questioned my judgement.  At least I had a while to collect my thoughts and come up with a game plan to get through the next few weeks.  And the comfort of the light of day makes me feel extra happy this morning.  Also, Sis and I and some of our friends all got tickets to the Ultimate Twilight movie marathon next month so that gave me a little pick-me-up, too.  It's funny how something so dumb can give you such an energy boost.  Anyway, yesterday's project was something to give me a little head start on Christmas decorating.  I like to add something new to the tree every year -- a new set of ornaments or some funky lights.  This Scrappy Lighted Christmas Tree Garland from Whitney Caroline Designs was one of the first things I ever pinned on Pinterest months ago.

I knew that this was going to be my new addition this year. I always think someday I'm going to actually decorate me entire house for the holidays.  Wouldn't that be fun?!  I've gone as far as mini trees in each of the kids' bedrooms, but that's about it.  I'm going to use mine on the big family tree, but maybe I'll make more for the bedrooms . . . sometime . . .  It's really so easy.  Whitney Caroline used ribbon scraps.  I used some ribbon and some torn fabric strips from the fabric leftover from previous projects this month and came up with this:


It's as easy as tying your scraps onto a string of Christmas lights.  Just turn on a movie {or the Project Runway finale} and set to work.  I love it.  I'm going to be so excited to put up my Christmas tree this year!

Today's project is a cute, ruffly t-shirt refashion.  I love ruffles so this idea got me excited.  I knew I had a white t-shirt in my stash that would be perfect for this project and a ruffly white shirt goes with everything.  The tutorial at Busily Spinning Momma seemed easy enough to follow.  It only took about 30 minutes this morning to whip up and now I have something to wear with the thrift store sweater I found yesterday.  Yay!



I like the deeper cut neckline in the original, but all-in-all I think it turned out great.  Now on to Halloween costumes today . . .  Stop back tomorrow for my take on President Hinckley's six "Be's" for your home.  Have a great day!
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1 comment:

  1. LOVE the garland. I've seen that on Pinterest and though about doing it myself. I think yours turned out great - so cute! It's been fun exploring your blog today!

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