It’s no surprise that I’ve hopped on the DIY/craft train this year. Blame it on the hours of scouring through Pinterest and my ‘zeal’ for all things merry and festive.
Let me tell you, I had to muster up a ton of patience for these craft projects. Pinning it on a board on Pinterest is one thing but actually doing it, is another. They never come out the same which I had to learn the hard way. It was very trial and error but I obviously didn’t give up because here we are…
Two DIY festive garlands that are ‘pretty simple’. Using ‘pretty simple’ loosely because it depends on your crafting skills. I learnt not to use my Multivitamin bottle to trace circles because they come out pretty shitty. So yeah, don’t do that. You’d understand more when I get into the post.
The real questions is – am I gonna be more crafty in 2019? We’ll see!
Without further ado, let’s get started! (very YT-er)
Vertical Glitter Tree Forest Garland
As you can probably tell by now, I’ve been having a field day with glitter trees this year. Admittedly, I’m really into it as a motif for the ‘Tis the Season series 2018. Glitter foam has also been reoccurring in posts. Either as crafts or props and that’s all thanks to my Mom for introducing me to the world of all things glitter foam. Seriously, you can do anything with it as you can see/read from the myriad of posts incorporating it!
What you’d need:
- Glitter foam (green) 2 shades were used
- Before you cut out the trees from the foam, I’d advise tracing a few out so you can sort of ‘perfect’ the shape you’d like to go for.
- Thread the string from the bottom to the top of the trees. Start at the front of the trees and enter through to the back to ensure that the string is secured at the back of the trees. I also alternated between 2 shades of green
- Space them out, whether it be close-by or a little further away from each other. It all depends on the look that you’re going for.
- Now, hang your garland up!
Silver and Gold Metallic Dots Garland
I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while so I actually started this earlier than the other crafts. However, this is where I messed up. I used a bottle that created misshaped circles. You may or may not see it in the photos but I tried another round object and it came out much better! For this one, I attached another circle behind so it would be more cohesive.
What you’d need:
- Metallic foam (silver and gold)
- Round object
- Needle Thread
- Trace circles onto foam and cut out.
- Thread circles, alternating between silver and gold. Again, start at the front of the circles and enter through to the back to ensure that the string is secured at the back of the them.
- Space circles, according to your preferred look.
- Glue another circle of the same colour behind each of them.
- Go on, hang it up!
What are your thoughts on DIY garlands? Let me know if you’ve DIY-ed any before!