This DIY wood slice winter garland is woodsy and cozy and perfect for Christmas AND winter decor!
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We decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving so we do get a solid month of holiday decor.
But taking down the Christmas decorations after the holidays always makes the house feel a bit empty so I love to decorate for winter.
It helps keep that festive spirit going for a couple more months.
So if some of my Christmas decor already depicts winter, I don’t even have to take it down!
I’m adding a new winter garland DIY to my decor this year and jumping on the buffalo check bandwagon as well!
Acrylic paint in white, black, and gray
Large sewing needle
Decide how long you want your garland to be and select a handful of the larger wood slices to work with.
The birch is soft enough to push the picture hanging screw into the wood without needing to pre-drill any holes.
Avoid using the smaller wood slices as the screws may cause them to split.
Paint the front of the wood slices with a coat or two of the white acrylic paint.
Use a ruler and a pencil to lightly draw a grid on the wood.
Use a fine tip paintbrush to paint every other square with black acrylic paint.
Paint the squares under and above the black squares with the gray acrylic paint.
Mix the gray paint with a little of the white to make a lighter shade of gray and paint all of the squares next to the black squares with the lighter gray paint.
Once the acrylic paint is dry, use the snow writer to draw snowflakes on the wood slices.
Allow to dry completely.
The snow writer will give the snowflakes a fun 3-D effect.
You can also sprinkle glitter on the snowflakes while they are still wet if you really want them to sparkle.
Hang and trim the pine garland as needed.
Thread the twine through a large needle and string on the pom poms.
It’s that easy!
It’s the perfect addition to my Christmas AND winter decor.
And it goes perfectly in my farmhouse-themed dining room.
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