November is officially over, and now it’s time to really dive into Christmas – my favorite time of the year!
The thing that gets me in the Christmas spirit faster than anything is decorating my home. With my tree, twinkle lights, garlands, and Christmas tunes playing, I’m instantly in the Christmas spirit.
Today I’ve teamed up with JOANN Fabric and Crafts to share a really beautiful and easy way to decorate your home for the holidays!
There are two parts to this project. The garland, and the hanging stars.
I think a garland looks so pretty on a staircase or on a mantle (or even just across a large piece of framed artwork hanging in your living room!), and this one is unique and beautiful. But also easy to make!
And these hanging stars could go anywhere inside your home – get creative!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Traditional faux pine garland
- Pine cone garland
- Eucalyptus Sprays or Garland
- Berry Garland (this comes in white in stores)
- Wire Cutter
- Floral Wire
- Wired Ribbon
- Sheets of scrapbooking or craft paper (2 sheets of paper will make one star)
- hot glue gun
- thread (any discreet color)
- needle (any size)
For the garland:
Step 1: Take your first pine garland and use this as your base. Use the floral wire to attach it to your banister at the posts, letting it swag down in between them.
Step 2. Now attach your pine cone garland over the top, intertwining it with the first garland. You can attach it with the floral wire, but I just used the wire in the garlands to twist them together.
Step 3. Cut off strands of your eucalyptus and berries and put them in the garland wherever you’d like until it feels full enough for you. Have fun with it!
Now it’s time for the stars. They’re a little more complex, so I made a quick video to show you how to make them. Once you do one, they’re super easy and you could make one hundred!
you can view the video here on my youtube channel too!
Thank you to JOANN for sponsoring this post!