Few things are more annoying than sagging to a marshmallow when it’s too hot outside. It’s especially unnerving during the winter. It’s why we really need to make sure that we have enough willpower before we start poking our noses into the fridge. At least that’s what we should do. How do you make a Christmas garland for your home this year? The projects featured below are not only easy to do and cute to look at, they’re also pretty simple to make.
To make a garland similar to the one featured on savedbylovecreations you’re going to need some wrapping paper, scissors, craft glue, string, cardstock, an iron, a printer, double-sided tape, brownie markers and twine. You can print out your favorite phrase or have a look at the suggested phrases associated with each letter. Once you have your garland ready, start cutting out the design. When you’re done put the pieces together. Check out the full tutorial here.
There are plenty of ways in which you can customize your Christmas garland. For example, you can choose to paint the letters after you’ve collected the supplies needed for the project or you can use colored marker pens to create all sorts of patterns and designs. You can let them dry and then use them again next year and repeat the project. You can find out more about this method on samanthaelizabethblog.
A garland could also use fresh seasonal flowers which you can gather and display in numerous interesting and beautiful ways. You can have a lot of fun with this technique. First you’ll have to take a bunch of fresh bouquets and arrange them to create a garland that you can hang from the ceiling or you can display them under the Christmas tree. Then you’ll have to sew the garland together and to place the flowers on top. You can find out more details on pureandfeather.
You can also use dried fruits to make unique and interesting Christmas ornaments. For example, you can make a garland out of oranges and cinnamon sticks or small sprigs or pinecones. Of course, before you do that you’ll need to make the dried so the garland doesn’t get damaged. You can find more details about this project on hearthandmade.
Any extra Sculpey that you might have lying around can also be used to make a great Christmas garland. Use the white clothesline or something similar and tie the sculpey onto the garland. You can add more pom-poms and make multiple garlands and clusters. Check out hearthandmade for more details.
Wreaths are dear Christmas decorations and you can always find one that’s just right for you. You can make a green garland that’s really eye-catching and also one that matches the rest of your home decor. How about a geometric design that uses lots of different colors and a bunch of festive ornaments? That could be a good project option for a winter Christmas. Check out itsmercagooming for more info.
As you can see, making a garland out of fir tree branches is not that difficult. If you’re not particularly interested in the design you could make something simple and natural, like a wreath which you can display on your front door. You could also use some burlap or raffia fabric and make a garland out of jute, rope, familiar paper and twine. There’s a tutorial on thewonderforest which might be worth a look here.
If you find the idea of decorating with wine barrel models interesting but you’re not really the type of creative person you’d want to try such a thing then perhaps you’d prefer to have a look at this project from theconcretecottage. The tutorial is really well explained and it helps you understand how this flamingo tree is made especially so that you can be as comfortable as possible when using it.
Another project that involves wine barrel can be found on lizmarieblog. As you can see, the challenging part in this case was to find a wine barrel so they went to the local glasscraft store and found only two that have this unique shape. They were blue and this different but not necessarily by a significant level. A key step was to sand the surface and then to smooth it out a little bit. After that, barrel soap was used. When the paint had dried, shots of the vessel were added and the barrel was primed.