Friday, January 02, 2009

Show and Tell

I had seen a couple wreaths in blogland that were made with vintage bulbs. I especially liked the look of one that had greenery in between the bulbs plus it wouldn't take as many bulbs. I didn't have a wreath the right size to try but I did have a swag.I decided that it would be the perfect time to try it because my tree was still decorated and I could just use the extra bulbs. I just grabbed a cool temp glue gun and the bulbs. I'd lay a couple on each side and if I liked it I'd glue it in place.
I put some of every color that I had because I love color. Most of the one of a kind ones I put in the middle.
I started with larger bulbs and worked my way down to the smallest. If a piece of greenery was too long I just cut it off.
All together it probably took about an hour and I'm very pleased with the finished project. Too bad it's time to take it down but I'll probably forget about it and be totally surprised when I find it next year!


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20 comments:

Deb said...

Jean, I love your swag with the Christmas balls. I'll have to remember this for next Christmas and start collecting at thrift shops throughout the year.

Cedar ... said...

Jean that's a neat idea. I have a box in my basement full of old balls from my mother and father's house. Many were in use when I was growing up. I have a couple that I use every year but the rest are still packed away. You have given me a great idea as I already have a swag!

Smilingsal said...

Fabulous idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show 'n Tell Friday!

Deb said...

Your swag is just beautiful! It gives me ideas of what to do with some of my grandmothers older, one of a kind ornaments. I had been displaying them in apothocary jars, but I like your swag better! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

Your house is SO pretty!!! I love your swag, and how cool to glue them on so you can really see the fronts of them!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Thanks for the idea! I have been wanting to make a wreath like this but I think the greenery in between will help me do it better.
Happy 2009!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

It's beautiful! I need to keep that in mind for next year-I have the perfect place in mind.

JanMary said...

Beautiful project.

Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year from Northern Ireland.

Lisa said...

Your swag is gorgeous. I also have to comment on your house in the snow. As much as I despise snow, I really think your home looks lovely in that photo. I was actually shocked that I had a positive reaction to a photo with snow!

FeeBeeKay said...

How absolutely gorgeous your garland is!! Truly beautiful, and I think it's such a shame to take it down!! You are very talented - I imagine you will be able to come up with a wintery, non-Christmas-y replacement in the twinkle of an eye!

Happy New Year to you!

FeeBeeKay

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I think it looks great and I'll have to remember this for next year. I want to try and make one myself :0)
I love your header. Is that your home? It's fantastic and I had an instant feeling of "welcome/warmth" just by looking at it. There is love there...

Darla said...

Good job! You are so talented. You will be surprised and then running around trying to figure out where to place it next year!!

Wanita said...

What a wonderful idea, Jean! Your swag is beautiful.

Blessings,
Wanita

PEA said...

You won't find it next Christmas because I'll have gone over and taken it from you! hehe Oh Jean, what a fabulous idea and such a wonderful way of displaying vintage ornaments, I just LOVE it!!! xoxo

playsdolls said...

Jean the swag is so beautiful,makes me wish I had some old glass ball to create one for myself.You did a wonderful job .

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Jean
I love it wonderful swag(:)
I love the Spode dishes also
I think they are English made..
hugs, Patty

Linda said...

Hi Jean, thanks for stopping in my blog. Gee I see we great minds think alike with the New Years greeting photo! Wow, I love this swag you made, very gorgeous. I have some vintage ornaments but sure want to look for more at flea markets etc. during the year. Thanks for sharing, very fun!And if that is your house in the header of your blog, very darling.Love the colors etc.
Linda

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful swag. I will be using this idea next fall to use up lots of ornaments I have . Thanks 1

Alice said...

This is really beautiful! I wouldn't want to pack it away for the year! But, what a great surprise it will be next year :O).

You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to come visit anytime.

Mitch said...

Love your blog!
I am adding your link to my Christmas blog if that is ok.
Paula