garland from fall into winter

So I’ve wanted to create a burlap | pinecone garland for awhile now.
One that I can use for fall | Thanksgiving and take right into my Christmas decor…..
and today was the day.
This is all I used.
Burlap ribbon, small | medium-ish pinecones, twine, needle & scissors.
I cut the burlap ribbon into strips so I could fold it over about 6 times.
Each fold is about 3 inches wide.
It’s not an exact science.
I did not measure once.
I  just eyeballed it as I went.
I used 7 strips of the folded burlap ribbon & 8 pinecones.
I simply threaded the twine thru the middle of the folded burlap
And then wrapped it twice around each pinecone, leaving it a bit loose.
 You can decide how tight or loose you would like it.
Simply alternate between burlap & pinecones & then tie knots at each end.
I love how it looks.
Simple. Rustic.  No fuss.
But at the same time it finished off the mantel perfectly.
When Thanksgiving is over I can simply add greenery and viola a Christmas garland.
I got my burlap ribbon at Michael’s a few weeks ago when it was 3 rolls for the price of one.
Not sure if the promotion is still running but thought Id share.
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  1. Betsy says:

    Aren’t you glad you finally did it? I love this idea MaryJo and such a great idea to simply add some greenery for the Christmas season. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  2. thanks for stopping by betsy and hosting the vintage inspiration party. warmly- mj

  3. Jann Olson says:

    I love burlap and mixing in the pine cones is the perfect bit of rustic! Looks wonderful with your beautiful brown transferware. I have a small collection and found a few new pieces at a thrift today. I agree that it will be an easy transition change for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

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