Creating an easy “Merry Christmas” garland
A while ago, I had found this letter garland at the Dolor store “Merry Christmas”, the bright red letters had captured my interest. At first I was not sure what to do with it, until I came across some of the left over burlap from the wedding this summer. On Pinterest there are many examples of all kind of different garlands, and that is were my idea came from.
I started cutting the flag, and being frugal, I did not want to waste any of the burlap, so I decided to alternate a flag with a banner.
You can see above how the flags and banners were cut.
The letters were glued to the burlap with Mod Podge. When doing this you have to be generous with the mod Podge because the edges from the letters need to be glued down well. Taking care also to keep pressing the letters down on the burlap until they stay flat.
To prevent the edges from fraying to badly, I put a layer of Mod Podge around them. It dries clear so you won’t see any residue when dry.
I found some stars and a few wooden stickers and glued them randomly on the letters to add some more interest.
Are they not to cute?
The stars and stickers were hot glued to the letters.
You can see that the original string is still attached, I left it in place so I could easily hang the garland when done.
However, I should have measured before hand, it ended up far to long to hang in the doorway. It is to cold to hang it outside, so I think I will leave it until next year. Overall I was very happy with the result. What do you think?
- Mod Podge
- Hot glue gun
- Letter garland from the Dollar store
- Left over Stars
- Wooden stickers