DIY star garland

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I finished up the decor on my mantle last week when I got a star garland I had planned to make finished and hung. All the supplies had been lying there waiting for me to finish it for over a week (if not two)! You know how you kind of get used to something being there if it lays there long enough? That's kind of what happened to me--but good thing I snapped out of it! :)

I had some fun pink and white striped ornaments I bought on Etsy a year or two ago that I had only seven of, and knew they would be perfect for a fun garland. I am also loving stars and anything glittered right now, so I used an exacto knife to cut a bunch of stars out of a piece of thin cardboard I had, sprayed them down with Elmer's spray adhesive, and dusted with gold glitter. I hot glued them to a piece of twine across the whole width of the back of each star so they wouldn't flip and turn when hung, then tied the ornaments in between the stars. Easy peasy (okay, I say that now, but this project also took me longer than I thought it would).

Oh, and I hung the stockings with tape because I'm scared one of those weighted stocking holders will fall on someone's head, and they have sadly all since fallen down. Does anyone have another good idea for keeping them up on the mantle? I don't want to put nails in, though it seems that's my only solution.


Zoya said...

Hi Tanya,
I was thinking about that too for our fireplace. I have an idea but I haven't tested it out myself. You know those command hooks that you can buy, you can put them up but then if you need to take them down they won't leave a mark and they can probably hold a good amount of weight as well. Just an idea... :)


Tanya said...

Zoya, that is actually a really good idea. I keep forgetting those exist. I may have to pick some up and try it. Thanks!

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