Easy Fall Garland

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It’s that time of year…time to start decorating for autumn!  Looking to save some $coin$ but wanting to change things up a bit I decided to make a new autumn garland on the cheap.  I found these awesome paper leaves {with wire so they’re bendable} at Dollar Tree ~ I bought a package of the brown leaves and a package of the yellow/orange tipped leaves.

I also bought a package of these lightweight little pumpkin/squash thingies at the Dollar Tree.  I hot glued some twine to them to hang from the drapery hooks.  The drapery hooks are from YEARS AGO ~ I think I got them at Tuesday Morning ~ the price was $3.99.

I brought a stick in from outside {my trees have been in shed mode for the last year….I have sticks, branches and LOGS everywhere in my yard}.  The last thing I threw onto the garland was some raffia that was also a blast from the past.  I think I bought this package when my oldest was a little guy….so that was ages ago and I also added a little wooden birdhouse that I had painted and intended to put on my red garden ladder but the little birdhouse never made it out of my craft room.

I may be moving the swag to my living room or kitchen but for now I have it on a window frame that I bought at a yard sale a few years ago up against a window in my sun room with some shutters behind it.

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  1. LOVELY! What a fabulous garland!!!

  2. So pretty. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas. Have a great week. Anu

  3. This is really cute, and love that you created it from Dollar Tree fall decor. I love that store. Also a great idea to hang from curtains rings. So cute! My fingers are crossed you’ll share your creative inspiration tonight with Sunday’s Best going on now – sharing is a good thing!

  4. This looks great ! I love taking Dollar Store stuff and making is look more expensive.
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  5. This is so creative! I love it! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week!
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  6. We’re some new followers as well! :)

  7. What a great idea! I love fall and can’t wait until we get some cooler weather and pretty fall leaves. In the meantime, I think I’ll make this garland!

  8. I love it, so natural looking :)

  9. LOVE this garland and love the dollar store… this time of year it gets me in tons of trouble!
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  10. It’s so pretty! Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  11. yay, fall!! great idea with the drapery rings, too.
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  12. Tickled that you shared with us at Sunday’s Best. Guess where I stopped today, yep, Dollar Tree, they have a great collection of leaves. I’m following you on Facebook and Pinterest. so glad to have “met” you and thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing with us on the Someday Crafts Facebook Page. I will be featuring your project tomorrow on our FFF post. Thanks for sharing with us!
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  14. Great project!
    Hilani-Handmade by Hilani´s last blog post ..Fall Decorating

  15. I love this. We have TG at our house every year and this would be perfect for our dining room window. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!
    K @ Claiming Our Space´s last blog post ..Fudgy Raspberry Brownies

  16. I love when the cheaper projects turn out as the cutest! Love it. The bird house is the perfect touch!
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  17. Ashleen Moreen says:

    I love that for fall. it’s really a fabulous idea…
    Maybe I could create this garland for our home..
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  18. Simple, fun and FALL! :)

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