Sunday, December 14, 2008

Homemade Christmas Garland {A Tutorial}

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and some scissors and settle in for a long winter's night of crafting! As promised here's the "Homemade Christmas" tutorial. Ice skates, evergreens, mittens and reindeer - all in snowy, glittery white and accented with a ribbon color of your choice. You just might be tempted to leave it up through January! Hope you all enjoy it, and feel free to share photos if you make one of these wintry garlands -or another creative variation of your own.

You'll need: a printer, 1 sheet of card stock for stencils, sturdy white paper like card stock or watercolor paper for ornaments, white glue, old paintbrush, glitter, mini clothespins, white paint, ribbon, scissors
How to make: {1} Click the button above to download the template pdf. Print on a sturdy piece of cardstock. {2} Cut out desired shapes to make stencils. {3} Trace stencil shapes on sturdy white paper - I used watercolor paper - and cut out shapes. {4} Paint a thin layer of glue on one side of ornament and apply an even layer of glitter. {5} Make enough glittered ornaments to fill in a desired length of 1/4 inch ribbon. I lightly whitewashed mini clothespins (available at most craft stores) with acrylic craft paint and used them to affix ornaments to ribbon. {6} Hang across a door frame, mantle or window and enjoy!

28 comments:

The Time Is Now said...

I love the font! Where did you get that cross-stitch font from?

discodots said...

This is so lovely! There is no way I have the time to do this for this year but I will definitely be making one for next year, thanks for sharing :o)

Trendy Bindi said...

That is just darling! Thanks for sharing the instructions!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love it so much! I'll be linking.

Char said...

adorable!

Nikki said...

Haha my chair made it into your blog! Nice!

S.HOPtalk said...

I can't wait to do this...thank you!!!

Megan said...

What a great tutorial and lovely idea. Thanks for sharing!

megan and melissa said...

So cute! I love the way you set it up in the pictures! I'll have to make one to decorate my room. Thanks!
Melissa

Livy said...

The font is "Home Sweet Home" by Larabie Fonts. Isn't it sweet?
http://www.dafont.com/home-sweet-home.font

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I am lovin' this project. So very cute! Thanks for the info!
Blessings,
Debbie

kerry lynn said...

you are so lovely for sharing.
i can't wait to make these!
xoxo

Design Lovely said...

This is so beautiful! I love that font too!

nkp said...

You are so generous, thanks for sharing. Perfect timing as we are counting down the days to winter break for the kiddos. I think they will love making this sparkly garland!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

So pretty, so pretty, so pretty...found you from a link on the S.hoptalk blog, thanks for this how-to!

Ashley L. said...

I'm pretty sure that this is my new favorite Christmas decor item! Thank SO SO SO much for sharing! I love it!

Guro said...

This is just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

Junie Moon said...

I saw this on One Pretty Thing and had to jump over here--what a great project! Thank you so much for sharing it.

theannotatedlife said...

adorable, adorable! i hope i find time to do this in time for this year's xmas!
-nana

Jeannette said...

Thank you for the tutorial, I love love love it. And I'm sure we will have a lot a fun while making them.

sara said...

That font is so sweet! And hmmm...I have some tiny clothespins like that around. Did I leave a comment saying that I used your autumn garland for Thanksgiving? I did, tucking them in around the pumpkin pie plates. :)

Cut Copy Create said...

awwww these are so lovely!

Thanks for sharing this!

vanessa said...

It's beautiful! I love it.

Auntie Cake said...

Thanks for sharing! I am printing off the sheet as I type and can't wait to cut out some of those ice skates! Love them! Thank you!!!
Kate

Ann @all things paper said...

So pretty - thank you! Have added it to my list of things I really, really want to make before the year is out.

guildmaker said...

i'm off to cut out and string up some deer. oh dear.

April San Pedro said...

This is such a great download... thanks for sharing... I hope you don't mind if I'll link this post... will email you the link... =)

ohiofarmgirl said...

I will be making these for after Christmas. It will be nice to have something that sparkles after Christmas! Dianntha

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