I had the pleasure of sharing this project with Southern Holiday Life Magazine . It is no secret, that I absolutely love the holidays. I am usually pretty simple, but believe there are no rules and more is better when it comes to holiday decorations. There are all types decorations, but garland is one of my favorites. You can make almost anything into garland. Any design. Any color. It’s so perfect. Every mantle secretly dreams of wearing a garland. Seriously, it’s a fact. This year I am using kindergarten as inspiration for holiday decorating. My oldest son just started school this year and I wanted to create something that is festive, but is could also be used as a learning tool.
Handmade Holiday DIY Holiday Garland
Materials Used for this Project
Plastic Magnetic Letters
Mason Jar Lids
I started this project with a bag full of plastic magnetic letters. You know, those letters that are supposed to be on your fridge, but you always seem to step on in the middle of the night. My first step was to spray-paint the plastic letters with gold metallic spray paint. I am like a bug attracted to a lamp post when it comes to metallic paint… I can’t stay away. Make sure you select a spray paint that will bond to plastic. Allow the letters to dry and apply another coat of paint if needed.
My next step was to use a drill to create small holes at the top of each mason jar lid. Then, I spray painted each lid dark gray. Once everything was completely dry, I simply strung the lids with red ribbon and draped the mantle on the wall. The beauty of this holiday garland is that you can change out the letters to make is spell different festive sayings. Simply place your magnetic letters on the mason lids.
I chose “Be Merry”. Easy-peasy, my friends! Let your little ones practice their spelling list or display the countdown to Santa’s arrival with the garland.