Sunday, December 11, 2011

More holiday decor

Yesterday, I brought you my Twinery door garland. Today I will show you what I did for my 2nd classroom.

I have been seeing these lovely floating ornaments hanging on fishing line all over the place. They look so nice I knew I wanted to recreate them with a twist.
This door decor was much easier than my previous one. I once again use the Twinery's bakers twine and this time I used some dollar section ornaments from Target. I saw them in the Dollar Spot and knew I had to have them. I bought 2 sizes, the small miniature size and the larger size. 

Again, I took the ornaments and laid them out in the pattern I wanted. Next, I cut out some twine. I did not measure them, and I cut them all different lengths. Oh I have to mention that I did make the twine match the color of the ornaments in this project. Same colors as before, Buttercream, Stone, Maraschino, and Peapod.
 After I had everything prepared I just tied the ornament to the end of the twine and cut the excess string.
 I have 2 doors in this class so I did it again. Then came the easiest  part! All I did was attach it to the door frame with tape! I had an odd number of ornaments so started in the center.
 Next, I did the two outside ornaments, and worked my way in.
 Just a note, I didn't want the ornaments to be the same length. When I wanted one shorter I just pulled it up and cut off the excess twine.
 See it coming together?
 Now, I just cleaned up the extra twine. To cover the ugly tape I put some ribbon over it. It was an instant clean up. Sorry I don't have a picture of it. :/ I kind of missed that shot.
Here is a shot from the outside.
It looks so festive, I love it. I like the twine instead of the fishing line better than the fishing line because we all see the fishing line anyway, why try to hide the string? I like that it matches. :)

I have yet one more door decoration I want to share but I have not yet created it. However, it is like this one but way easier! Stay tuned...

Hope you've had a great weekend. I have a formal observation tomorrow, and while I am not nervous about it, I am still wracking my brain thinking about all the little things I want make sure I have ready. I'll be glad when it is over and I can concentrate on enjoying my students and our holiday celebrations. Cross your fingers for me.


  1. So pretty and simple. Good luck with the observation.
    2B Honey Bunch

  2. "Cross your fingers for me" OK I will do it...-Incrocio le dita per te e per i tuoi studenti! :-)

  3. I did the fishing line ( I posted pictures earlier in the week) but I really like your twine!

  4. These are gorgeous!! How creative!

    I am sending along a little holiday card as a small way of saying thanks for everything this year. I am so glad we are bloggy friends...it is so nice to talk to another ELL teacher on the blogs :) :) :) Here's the link for the card:


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