Wednesday, November 24, 2010

S-t-r-e-t-c-h Your Christmas Greens

I've had these four foot greens five or six years and really like them
but they're a tad unhandy for what I use them for...
so decided that what is put together, can come apart again. :)
Shur-r-r enough!
Taking apart my greens allows me to spread them around in more places.

- my lovely greens -
 - snip away the flower tape that circles the entire stem -
 - straighten the stem and pull the flower tape off of the rest of the stem -
 - take any wire off that ties all the strands together and it's apart -
 - using a pen/pencil, curl the wire around it -
 - slide the wire off and you'll have a decorative end!
 I have five clusters of these and taking them apart has given me more greens.
  I'm using the different sizes in different places and it looks just as lovely.

The next four pictures are a sneak peek for the Christmas House Tour Dec. 4.

Love my new-looking bench...
but that's for another post!
I know it's scroogie-like, but there it is...
I'll post it tomorrow! :)

Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Joyce @ Quilted Nest said...

I've been looking for ideas to do with vintage sheet music - and you just gave me some - thanks! I'm not super creative - so glad for all these creative ladies in blogland to inspire me. I just discovered a bush I have that has great greens - so I'll be snipping away at it this year (already started).

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looking terrific at this point, can't wait to see the rest!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I've done that very thing before, Esther. I like making things stretch. It's so much more cost effective to spread the "prettiness" around. ;)

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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