Happy November 1st!!!
I know I'm technically posting this on Halloween, but this is my Friday's Favs post
so Friday will be, (or is as the case may be), November 1st.
I'm not a big Halloween party gal, so I'm already happily focused on Thanksgiving.
Last week I made a walnut shell garland, and with Thanksgiving in mind, hung my glitter Give Thanks letters, (that I bought last year at Walmart), from it.
I love it!
I can even keep it up through Christmas and just exchange the letters for my glitter N O E L.
I first saw a walnut garland here.
(Click over there. Her fall mantel is adorable!)
I just had to try my hand at making my own version of a walnut shell garland,
the cheapskate that I am frugal, I wanted to be able to use the nuts while saving the shells intact.
So using the edge of a knife in the crack, I pounded gently with a rubber mallet, and with only a few casualties, the nuts opened perfectly in half.
I then sandwiched twine in between the shell halves and hot glued the two shell halves back together.
(Be sure you are matching the right "mates" together.
I opened a nut, got out the nut meat, and glued it to the twine before opening the next walnut so I wouldn't get my halves mixed up with each other!)
I chose to leave about an inch of space between the nuts so I could hang letters from the garland.
I think a seven foot garland took me about an hour to make.
I'm thinking a walnut shell garland would look adorable strung on a Christmas tree as well!
Well, it's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a BLESSED weekend!