Saturday, November 22, 2014

Aqua and Pinecone Garland





Since it is still November and Thanksgiving hasn't happened yet, I have not been willing to decorate for Christmas.  I am however thinking about it and in the mood to create for Christmas.  I wanted to make something that had a vintage yet beach feel since I live by the ocean.  I  picked up a box of aqua glass bulbs and some aqua pinecones at the local thrift store and decided to make a garland.  I also picked up some pinecones from the neighborhood.  
Love the colors and the texture



This was a very easy and simple project.  I hot  glued the pinecones and then just tied the glass ornaments on to bakers twine.  I love the colors together for a Rustic yet Blingy Beachy Christmas look. 



I love the different textures together




Here you can still see my pumpkins and gourds for Fall


I really like the colors all together







36 comments:

  1. Thank you Gigi-starting to get into the Christmas mood!

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  2. danke für die bilder und inspirationen, ein schönes wochenende wünscht angie

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  3. This is so cute. I love the colours! :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I love the colors too and it feels beachy to me and that is what I wanted!

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  4. I LOVE how you mixed a little taste of Christmas in with your fall decor on the mantel! The colors and textures are so yummy!!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I am not willing to go ALL out for Christmas yet so this works for me for now. I love all the textures too!

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  5. What a score finding aqua pine cones at a thrift store. The colors and textures of your garland is so pretty against your gorgeous white fireplace mantle. I've gotta say (by the reflection in the aqua balls) that I'm impressed with the quality of your photos considering they've been taken with an iPhone! Proof that you don't need a fancy camera to take great pictures!

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    1. Thank you Marie-the pinecones were a great find! I do take most of my photos with my iPhone and at some point I might invest in a great camera, but for now the phone will do. My blog is part of my hobby and if I made $$ at it then I might invest.

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  6. I am in love with this look! All of that patina with the shiny Christmas ornaments is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Julie-I like all the textures too!

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  7. Love getting creative with garlands, and it looks great strung across the faux mantel. Funny you are doing pinecones my daughter saw some grey ones sprinkled with glass glitter and then was crazy obsessed with wanting to make some. You could even attach seashells in-between the bulbs.

    Thank you for making the time to visit me, your faithful support encourages why I so love to create.
    Keep inspiring us dear friend, it's those little wow moments that get us up and creating right along side of you.

    Have a wonderful ThanksGiving.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore-I am a little obsessed with pinecones too this year. I am going to teach a class at a local shop about using bleached pine cones and glass glitter!

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  8. I love your garland! I'm using the same color family for Christmas this year..Don't you just love the aqua and turquoise colors? Very nice photographs, too.
    judypimperl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Judy-I am going with the greens and aquas this year too! Loving green and aqua together!

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  9. Our rule is no Christmas before Thanksgiving. Love the way you used the aqua balls for a beachy fall garland.

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  10. Thank you Donna-that is my rule too! I like to be creative and make things, but the house is not decorated until after Thanksgiving!

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  11. I thought I was the only one who loved aqua this time of year! Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Sue-I love aqua any time of the year-but am going with greens and aquas for the Holidays this year!

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  12. So pretty and I love the aqua color. Great idea with the pinecones. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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    1. Thank you Marty-I am into pinecones this year for some reason!

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  13. Simple but so beautiful!!! and the colors are right up my alley. ;)

    Nancy

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  14. Great find to get those beautiful aqua balls at the thrift store. I love them with the pine cones.

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    1. Thank you Grace-I love them together too-a little rustic with a little bling!

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  15. Fabulous colour, so non tradional but so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  16. I love all the different textures and the soft colors. Great job and so easy to change out with the seasons. Thanks for sharing at VIP.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I am going with white and greens this year for the holidays so this is perfect for me!

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  17. This turned out just beautiful! I've always been a fan of aqua, especially as a Christmas color, and I love the different pine cones. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Love, love this! Simply gorgeous.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann- I like that it is simple yet gorgeous too!

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