Garland is a versatile decoration. String it up on the banister, around the tree or along the wall – it works just about everywhere! I made this DIY Garland to decorate for Christmas because I wanted to add a special home made touch to our mostly store bought wares. Try this festive Snowflake Garland to add some sparkle and shine to any space.
How to Make a DIY Garland for Christmas
What you will need:
Snowflake printouts: get them here: http://azcoloring.com/snowflake-printables
Tacky glue or felt glue
Silver and/or white glitter glue
2 pieces of soft white felt
1 piece of thick white felt
1 piece of thick silver glitter paper
1 piece of dark gray grey felt
Step 1: Outline the snowflake printout with tacky glue and place the soft white felt piece over it. Press down and allow to dry. Repeat the same process with the silver glitter paper. You should have two white pieces and two silver pieces.
Step 2: Once everything is dry, cut out the snowflakes.
Step 3: Once you have all of your snowflake cutouts, glue the backs and place onto the firm, thick white felt pieces. This will help keep the snowflakes sturdy. Press down and allow to dry. For the center snowflake, instead of using the thick white felt piece, I used a dark gray foam in order to make it stand out. Once dried, cut along the edges of the snowflakes to create a border
Step 4: While snowflakes are drying, cut out star pieces from the left over silver glitter paper scraps. Glue onto the dark gray foam pieces and cutout foam pieces along the star shape, creating a border.
Step 5: Outline the snowflakes (and stars if you’d like) with the silver and white glitter glues as shown in picture. Next, decorate snowflakes with as many or as little rhinestones as you’d like and allow to dry.
Step 6: Use an X-Acto knife or a regular knife to cut two slits in the center of each of the pieces. Don’t use a hole-puncher or else your snowflakes and stars won’t stay in place.
Step 7: Decorate your home with your new festive Garland! ❄️
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