Can y’all believe November is almost over? Christmas is seriously just around the corner! I have got to get busy with shopping. Our tree is up and most of the decorations are done, but I have purchased ZERO gifts.
Speaking of decorations… although I have a ton of different ornaments and decorations I really feel like I’ve grown out of so many of them.
Also, I am trying hard to spend less money on decor. What to do? OF COURSE DIY!!
For our monthly creative challenge hosted by Tara and Emily we were challenged to DIY a Christmas Craft.
PSSSSSSTTTT make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to check our everyone’s amazing Christmas Crafts🎄!
My tree is the same colors as last year, but somehow the “Merry” is missing from my Merry Christmas garland that I used last year🤦🏻♀️. I decided to make a new garland to hang near my tree. I looked up several different DIY banners, but decided to mix my favs up and make a banner using pine cones, some greenery, and cranberries.
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- Pine Cones
- Cranberries (I had an old bag from years back)
- Adhesive Glue
- White Glitter
Total Cost = ZERO cha ching
I started by washing the pine cones and letting them dry. I cut some greenery from a tree in the yard.
I then sprayed adhesive glue on the pine cones and the greenery and then used white glitter to create a snowy look.
I stretched out the twine and laid out each item for the garland. After everything was dry I used twine on the pine cones and greenery so I could tie them to the garland twine. This way I could change some of the items out just in case I hated it, lol.
I allowed for a little extra twine on each side since I will using some of the twine to tie on the cranberries. I tried at first to poke a hole in the cranberries, but I didn’t like that so I simply tied each stem to the twine garland.
I started at one end and alternated the berries, pine cones, and then greenery. After I had everything tied on I just snipped off the extra material.
I absolutely love how it turned out and it was super easy! I will for sure be making more. I figured out after this DIY that you can bleach pine cones! Saaaaayyyy whaaaattt. Stay tuned for another DIY using my beautiful white pine cones!
TaaaDaaaa! On each shutter I used clearance wreaths from last year. I literally sprayed them with that spray snow for your windows and then used some twine to hand them! All super easy and cheap! BAM
Thanks so much for stopping by!! For more inspiration don’t forget to check out everyone else’s DIY’s below!