So this was my inspiration.
I know, we are still in Halloween mode, but I figured it was about that time to get started on Winter Holidays.
This where I started. Please ignore the dowels. After quite a few attempts, I decided they just were not going to work for what I was trying to achieve.
I then spray painted the garden piece and each of the collars black to replicate the Ballard piece. The finished size of my piece is about 46″ x 14″. I also folded down every other of the collar tab pieces to give a little more design and to hang ornaments on them.
I also wanted to try in with some of my vintage ornaments, so I moved it into the living room and hung vintage ornaments on some pieces of white tulle ribbon.