Over at The Stories of A to Z, Beth made a show-stopping faux capiz shell garland for her Christmas Tree, inspired by this chandelier. The garland costs next to nothing in supplies, but will take you a chunk of time to complete. The look is so earthy and ethereal (at the same time!) that you might want to try it, anyway [how to make a faux capiz shell garland]

Project Estimate:

  • Wax paper, on hand or $1 per roll
  • Circle punch, on hand
  • White thread, on hand
  • Glue gun, on hand

Total: $1 and up

Bonus: my favorite quote from Beth’s post: “How could one go wrong if she took every single trend of 2010 and threw it on her tree?  She couldn’t!”

Also: Don’t forget to comment to enter the $50 HomeGoods gift card giveaway I posted last week.