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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's a Wonder*Filled Christmas {Day SEVEN}

{If you're stopping in from Holy Craft, glad you've found us!  You can see all the projects 
so far in the It's a Wonder*Filled Christmas Series listed on the right side of this blog.
And yes I am a mom of 5 boys, you may find that interesting too!}

Good Morning and Hello Wednesday!!
As It's a Wonder*Filled Christmas continues, I have another
amazing guest {love it!}, my friend Rachel from Holy Craft!!

I have visited Rachel before and she gave me a lovely introduction,
you can read more about how we know one another here.  

She has 3 beautiful children and has some really awesome projects featured at her blog. I always am thinking, oh I love that!!!  I promise you'll want to stop Holy Craft after you take a look at this!

Spotlight is yours Rachel!...


I am SO excited to be a guest with Michelle here at Our Wonder*Filled Life!  You can normally find me at Holy Craft, my little neck of the world where I craft on a budget making things that I love.

Today, I am excited to share with you a project that I made a few years ago, but that I wasn't able to use until this year.  We moved around this time last year, and my little project sat in a big green box waiting for the perfect spot to be used.  I'm hoping it's a project that will inspire you to scour the after Christmas sales and make one of your own.  Are you ready to find out what it is?  

I made this gold, silver and red ornament garland for my brand new (to me) special white Christmas tree!

I started out finding oodles of glass ornaments at 90% off after Christmas at Target.  Each box or package cost me around 50 cents.  I used big and small ornaments in an assortment of colors.

I had enough foresight to have my husband take a picture of the process (remember this was two years ago!).  I had the help of all three of my kids.  One kid would be the runner and the other would stand on the chair elevated to make the ornament glide down the string like a zip line and the third would wait for their turn to get into the mix every five ornaments.

I used clear vinyl craft lace that I got in a huge 100 yard roll for half price at JoAnn's.

It looks like this except clear

The arrow is pointing to the clear string

I had the help of my daughter and we strung the garland around the tree starting at the top.  It went on like a dream!

I love the simplicity of it don't you?

I tried this garland on our tree last year, but it just wasn't long enough to fit on our 9 foot tall tree.  Then I tried it on the banister, and it didn't work there either.  So in the box it went until this year, when we set up the white tree for the first time.  As Goldilocks would say, it was just right!

 I found this brand new in the box (from Target) 7 foot pre-lit white Christmas tree at a garage sale this summer for $5.  When I was growing up my uncle was a Christmas tree farmer, so we got free HUGE trees (12 feet tall) for our home that was built in 1860.  There were some years where we had three live Christmas trees in our house.  Because of that memory,  I've always wanted more than one tree for our home, so I was happy when I scored this one.

My 6 year old lego maniac son thought it was the perfect place to put his Lego train.

I love that it's the first thing that you see when you walk in the front door.

Thanks for having me drop in today Michelle.  Feel free to grab a Starbucks (I do live in Seattle afterall!) and come join me over at Holy Craft.


So great to have you here Rachel!  

While there are certainly more projects over at Rachel's blog that I adore,
here are a few more of my favorites!

this gorgeous beaded wreath...
and a tutorial to make your own!

{beaded wreath}

These onesies would be THE perfect baby shower gift!
I so wish this idea was around with my babes, it's so smart!

{first twelve months onesies}

This super cool subway art...

{subway art}

So stop on by and show her some Christmas cheer today!

Until soon,


  1. Thanks for the kind words. You are a doll!

  2. What a fantastic idea! That would keep my baby from un-decorating the tree!


    P.S. My boys are good. They're getting so excited for Christmas and having a ball playing with all the Christmas decor! :)


I so appreciate your sweet thoughts and thank you for sharing. I always try to reply whether it be to your email or on one of your blog posts! Wishing you a wonder*filled day! Michelle

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