DIY projects around the holidays are always fun to make and this one is no exception. I actually created this garland last December but received so many compliments from friends and visitors that I wanted to share how I made it.
What you'll need:
- 1-2 boxes of ornaments (I chose pinecones but you can use anything you'd like)
- Spray adhesive
- Glitter and beads (I chose to stick with silver and pearlescent but you can pick any colors to match your decor)
- String or twine
I came up with the idea to create this after finding the gold pinecone ornaments at Homegoods and falling in love with them. Instead of hanging the ornaments on our tree, I thought it would be cuter to turn them into garland that would go with the rest of the rustic holiday decorations in our home. The pinecones I used aren't available online but these glass acorn ornaments from Pottery Barn are just as cute.
I started by taking the ornaments and laying them out on our table (on top of a plastic tablecloth). I then mixed the glitter and the beads in a small bowl and set aside. Next, I sprayed one ornament at a time with the adhesive and then gently rolled the ornament in the glitter and bead mixture until it was coated evenly. I did this with each of the ornaments and let them dry for a few hours. Once dry, I simply tied the ornaments to the string, leaving about 6 inches of space in between each knot (enough room for the pinecones to hang loosely without knocking each other).
And that was it! The garland I made has 12 ornaments on it, but you could make it as long as you'd like.
Last year, I hung the garland on a framed piece of art in our dining nook. This year, I chose to hang it on a mirror in our hall. Here's the finished product hanging up: