Hi there friends! I’m here to share something really cool that I did over my windows that added so much charm. It’s a DIY window garland that I’ve been wanting to do for what seems like forevvverrrr. And I finally did it! But before I get started on that, I wanted to share a sweet momma moment with you first.
Last night, I was tucking my middle son in bed. He’s eleven and still asks to be tucked in every single night. It melts this momma’s heart! When I walked into his room, I could tell that he was upset. With tear filled eyes, he said, “momma, I need to tell you something, but I don’t know how to tell you because it’s going to hurt your feelings.” I explained to him a momma’s unconditional love and that nothing he could ever say would make me love him any less. And even though it may hurt my feelings, it wouldn’t change my love for him.
My heart was pounding in anticipation of what I might hear. A thousand thoughts went through my head. He continued to cry and hesitated to say anything. He just kept saying that he didn’t want to hurt my feelings. At this point, I desperately wanted to hear his heart, but I also wanted to be supportive of his feelings. I told him that if he wasn’t ready to tell me, He could pray about it and tell me when he was ready. He responded with, “I HAVE to tell you tonight.”
Shortly before this, he lost a tooth. He’s lost about 5 teeth in the last month, so the tooth-fairy has been making frequent visits lately. He finally broke down and said, “mom, I know the tooth fairy isn’t real. I saw dad put the money under my pillow the last time I lost a tooth but I never said anything.” Then he bursted into tears and said, “I feel bad that you are the one that had to give me all that money. I’ve added it up and with all the teeth that I’ve lost over the years, you’ve had to give me over 100 dollars.”
My sweet baby! Oh how I love this child!!
If you know my Luke, he is one of the sweetest kids ever! He is so tender-hearted and would much rather give than receive. I hugged him tight and reassured him that he didn’t hurt my feelings. I explained that I never “had” to give him anything and that I did it because I love him and I wanted to. He asked what I did with all of the teeth over the years. I told him that I’ve kept some and thrown some away. I asked him if he wanted to put this tooth under his pillow one last time and let the “tooth-fairy” come. He smiled and nodded, then he added, “maybe the tooth-fairy can keep this one for a memory.” I hugged him and told him that was the best idea! The tooth-fairy was a little extra special to him last night. 😉
DIY Window Garland
Alrighty, let’s get to what you all came here for. Some DIY! I’ve had this window garland project in mind for over a year and I’m really not sure what took me so long to do it. I originally mentioned it when I put up my drop cloth curtains. Actually, I do know what took me so long. I wasn’t looking forward to making the wood bead garland. But then I found some for a great price that was already made and that’s what finally gave me the motivation to get this project done!
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I purchased 3 strands of wood bead garland to cover 3 windows. Each window is 35″ and each strand of garland is 72″ long. I cut each one in half to make a total of 6 strands. If you’d like to make your own wood bead garland, I have a tutorial HERE.
Mallary at The Feathered Farmhouse had such a great price on her wood bead garland that I decided that was a much better option for me. And she was so sweet to offer my readers 10% off anything on her website with the code BEAUTYFORASHES.
After cutting them, I tied a hoop on each end of the 6 strands.
Next, I placed 4 command hooks at the top of each of the 3 windows that I planned to hang the beads from. Take the measurement of the inside of your window and divide that by 3 to know how far apart to space your command hooks.
I hung 2 strands of the garland in each window.
I absolutely love the statement it added to my windows and I can’t believe I waited this long to get this done.
What do you think? Is this something you would do in your house? I’d love to hear your thoughts below.
Have blessed week, friends! And never stop believing in the tooth-fairy. 😉
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