holiday garlands three ways are my fave

December 13, 2011

Just take a look at the half wall spreading Christmas cheer. It’s a real Buddy the Elf I tell you.

To make your own felt letter garland you’ll need:
– 1/2 yard white felt
– printed letter templates
– scissors
– hot glue
– needle and twine

Print off letter templates in the appropriate size (I used helvetica). Pin paper to felt and cut around to form letters. Cut felt squares slightly bigger than the letters. Hot glue the cut letters onto the cut squares. String with a needle and twine. Then sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas in the voice of the lead singer of Creed.

To make your own paper circle garland you’ll need:
– medium weight paper
– circle punch
– sewing machine

Punch out about 100 paper circles and make stacks of three. Run each stack of three through a sewing machine one after the other. Mark them way up and try to peddle them at the Anthropologie counter.

To make your own painted wooden bead garland you’ll need:
– wooden beads
– acrylic paint
– tape
– small paint brush
– hemp cord

Put tape around one half of the beads. Use brush and acrylics to paint the non-taped side (duh) of the beads. Let dry and take the tape off. String with hemp cord or similar material. Take extra beads and chuck them at the nearest person’s head then claim you have holiday spirit.

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