Twelve Days of DIY Christmas - Day 9 Simple Glitter Garland

>> 12.10.2014

My Christmas mantle took forever to decorate this year. I threw some stuff up there and played around with it for a week or two and then took it down and started over again. I went to Home Depot Christmas tree stand and asked for tree remnants, which they give away for free, and I decorated the mantle with fresh evergreen, which was the foundation that I think I needed all along. Then I added a mix of clear, gold and red pieces of varying size and height. It finally looked good but it was missing something. So I ran to Hobby Lobby and got ribbon and glitter card stock to make a simple garland.

Here's what you'll need:

1" circle puncher
1-2 pieces of 12" square glitter cardstock 
Thin ribbon, embroidery thread or twine

(All I needed to buy was the cardstock and ribbon, which cost me a total of $2!!)

First, measure how long you want your garland to be by swaging it across your mantle. Cut the ribbon to size. 

Next, punch your card stock with the circle puncher. I used a whole sheet for mine, but if you want more circles, you can use up to two sheets. 

After your circles are made, put glue on the entire surface of one circle and put it under the ribbon. Then glue another circle and put it on top of the other circle, line it up straight and press down to make sure all sides are sticking together. And then repeat! I put a couple of inches between each circle on my garland, but it looks cute with more also! 

This garland was one of the easiest and cheapest projects I've done this season (the pompom sticks take the win) and yet it really finishes off the mantle. Never underestimate how little finishing touches like this can impact and complete a space. 


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