I’m participating in a holiday show and went through all my Christmas storage containers to see if there was anything I wanted to use for inspiration or recycling. I bought these crocheted snowflakes from Lillian Vernon years and years ago (so they’re vintage now, right?) They were white to begin with and then one year I spray painted them gold and now I’m incorporating them into holiday garlands. I used a beautiful linen twine, inherited from a friend, and alternated the snowflakes with felted leaves or felted ornament balls. The third garland alternates felted leaves with beaded felted stars. I did the veins on the leaves on the sewing machine but everything else is done by hand. The Nordic patterned ornaments have blanket stitching and there is a contrasting pattern on the other side so it’s reversible! I made these garlands with the intention of creating heirloom pieces that can be handed down through the generations.