I wanted to do a fresh cedar garland on a mantle I was decorating for a client. Luckily, my sweet little neighbor had some and it really needed pruning! She just got out of the hospital, so I traded her dinner for the cedar!!
Next I let them all soak in the tub so they would stay fresh longer. The tub was a really messy way to soak them, and I had to be careful not to let anything go down the drain! (Should’ve thought that through better!)
For the garland:
I wrapped an old artificial garland with lights and laid that on the mantle first, to add some height. I didn’t want to wind the lights through the cedar, so using the artificial garland was perfect!
Next I added the cedar boughs and covered the garland. The next layer was a glittery, snowy spray that my client found at Hobby Lobby, she also had some German stars that o intertwined on the front.
Then I added a final layer of garland to cover all of the wires and stems.
Lastly, I stuck glitter stems among the boughs to add a little more texture!