Yes, we have made it to day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas.
Today's Christmas project is a very simple garland upcycle.
I started with this gorgeous garland from Tree Classics. This is the 9 ft. lit Noble Fir garland, and oh my goodness, it couldn't look more real.
It is beautiful by itself--so full and easy to work with and "shape" as you need. Even close up it looks real!
I decided to dress it up a bit, but not too much because I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous branches.
I added a "LET IT SNOW" that I painted on wood slices. The wood slices are cut from some of our firewood, but you can buy wood slices at a a craft store. I like to keep greenery and lights up through January so I went with a winter theme rather than a Christmas one. Because this garland is fake I won't have to worry about all those needles.
I used white paint and finished the wood slices with some coconut oil to keep the wood light.
I also added some snowflakes from the craft store that I painted with Fusion Mineral Paints Mathew Mead metallic line--I used the copper, silver, and champagne (you will be seeing more of these colors in upcoming Christmas projects).
I tied everything on with jute.
I had a tough time deciding where I wanted to hang the garland, but decided I wanted it where I would see it often so I placed it over my French doors that lead from the kitchen to the solarium. (Sometimes, I feel like I live in a Clue game--I say things like, "It is in the library. It is the solarium.")
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: I was given free product to review, the opinions represented in this post are solely mine.