I hope you are having a fabulous week. Today's post continues our festive season DIY's in the form of a Christmas garland. There has a been a surge in nature-themed decorations this year, so I thought why not make my own?
If you are using one long stick you will not need to worry about this first step. Start by separating your sticks and twigs. Lie all of your sticks in a line together with an overlap. Try to align them in a way that leaves will cover as much as possible of this overlap. Use the fishing line to secure the sticks together. When tying the sticks together try not to tie down any of the leaves, as this will help to conceal the overlap.
After this, use the twigs with leaves to fill out any gaps and make the garland appear fuller. Use fishing line to secure these to the garland.
Next, take your pine cones and place them along your garland. When you are happy with the arrangement tie them using the fishing line toward the bottom layer of each pine cone. After this, place the bells along your garland. Once again when you are happy with where they have been placed tie them to the garland using fishing line. Make sure when you are tying the pine cones and bells to the garland that the leaves have not been tied down. This will also make sure it appears as natural as possible.
You may need an extra set of hands for this step. To secure it to the staircase I used some fishing line. I placed this at either end and in the middle to provide it with more support. To finish the garland off I twirled some fairy lights through the leaves. When adding the fairy lights try to weave it through the leaves rather than just wrapping it around. This will help the leaves to flow freely and again look as natural as possible.
If you do create this gorgeous garland yourself, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see how beautiful it is.
Have a wonderful day everyone!