After scouring through my pantry to find the right sized boxes, I found some boxes of various sizes and shapes. I didn't quite have enough for the project, so I resorted to purchasing things in small boxes... like chocolate. And jell-o. Hey! Jell-o is cheap!
So munching on chocolate, I got to work on laying out the boxes in the order I would hang them. After that was completed, I moved on to the fun part~ wrapping and embellishing the boxes! I love wrapping gifts. I always have. I love making a present look special... even if the gift itself is kind of modest.
Here's the completed garland in all it's glory. In person, it's very shiny and sparklie! I'm really pleased with it, but I think I need to embellish it more on each end where it hooks to the fireplace. I love how the original creator, Analise Sled embellished with round ornaments. I'm going to keep my eyes on the lookout for some red/silver ornies to add onto the garland. I think it would finish it off nicely. One thing that I did differently on this project was connect the gifts onto the garland using twine instead of hot glue. I just wanted to be able to disassemble this garland for easy storage after Christmas. I actually tried Velcro, but I just couldn't get the packages to hang the right way.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed seeing the new addition to my Christmas decor extravaganza. I'm enjoying this festive season and have been so inspired and blown-away by the wonderful Christmas creations out there in Bloglandia. I feel like now that I have this project out of the way I can just focus on enjoying Christmas itself... after all, it's countdown time! I hope that you, too can take time to enjoy and savor the season!