Think garland is just for Christmas? Think again. As versatile as it is functional, garland serves as the perfect finishing touch for practically any decorating scheme. Suspend it from curtain rods to instantly transform tired drapes and sheers into one-of-a-kind window treatments, or use it to dress up mirrors, bookcases, doorways, and cabinetry.
While garland is a cinch to display as-is, why not kick your creativity up a notch by customizing it to suit your space and taste? Here’s a fun way to use garland to express your personal style!
Things to do:
1. Make a window template” by tracing a star onto the cardboard, and then use your xacto knife to cut out the star. Be sure to use a cutting mat to protect the surface beneath.
2. Lay the template on top of your paper or fabric, and adjust to find the most pleasing pattern. Then, use your xacto knife to cut out the star.
3. Apply a generous coat of Mod Podge to the surface of the tin star, and then affix your fabric or paper star by aligning the centers. Use a burnishing tool or a plastic crochet hook to press the paper into the tin star’s contours.
4. After the Mod Podge sets a bit, apply a coat to the top surface to finish. Repeat the process for the remaining stars on the strand.
Want to use your decoupage star garland to spruce up your maple or pine? If you’ll be taking this fun craft outdoors, be sure to use Outdoor Mod Podge.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to designing your own personal garland. With so many colorful papers and fabrics to choose from, you’ll be a decorating super-star in no time!
Project and photo credits from one of our amazingly talented customers: Elegant Journey