This DIY garland is woodsy and cozy and perfect for Christmas AND winter decor!
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It’s not even time to put up Christmas decorations, but I’m already mourning when they’ll have to come back down! 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!
Birch wood slices in assorted 1-2″ sizes
Picture hanging screws
Acrylic paint in white, black, and gray
Dimensional Snow Writer
3/4″ pine garland
1″ white pom poms
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.
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.
You can also sprinkle glitter on the snowflakes while they are still wet if you really want them to sparkle.
I love the extra flair the pom pom garland gives to the wood slice winter garland DIY! 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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