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)
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: