November 20, 2013

DIY Holiday Garland // Guest Post

Good morning!  Today I'm excited to have Kayla from Home Coming share her awesome DIY holiday garland with us.  She is a true DIYer and her blog is filled with amazing home projects.  So here she is now!

Hi everyone! I'm Kayla from Home Coming and I'm so honored to be a guest here at This is Happiness! I'm a DIY and home blogger, who teams up with my carpenter husband (Justin). We both have a lot of love for updating a house on a budget. Justin is a carpenter by day (so he's handy) and I'm in advertising (so I'm creative), so we're the perfect team for taking on the task of updating our 1920's Minneapolis house. Check out the progress we've made on our home and other DIY projects here!

Today I wanted to share a simply holiday decor project to get the holiday season started!

DIY Holiday Banner

Not that long ago, I made a glittered banner for my best friend's bachelorette party that turned out so great and was super easy, so I decided that a Holiday glitter banner would be a perfect addition to my growing Holiday decor collection.

Overall this project cost me $10 and only took 30 minutes (not including dry time), but has made such an impact to my Holiday vignette in our living room.

What you'll need:
 - Stencils: I DIY'ed my stencils. More on that later.
 - Scissors
 - X-acto Knife
 - Hole Punch
 - Tagboard
 - Krylon Glitter Spray Paint
 - Twine

I decided to DIY my stencil so I could choose the exact font that I liked, so I printed my "BE MERRY" letters in 720 point font on regular computer paper.

Holiday Banner Stencil

After cutting out my stencils, I traced my letters on the tagboard and cut them out. I chose to use a scissors on the straight edges, and the Xacto knife for the curves and the inside areas.

DIY Holiday Banner Tagboard

Then onto my best friend - spray paint! Micheal's carries Krylon Glitter Spray Paint which I love. I purchased it in Candy Apple Red.

DIY Holiday Banner Glitter

After allowing for about an hour of drying time, I punched a hole in each top corner of each letter. Then it was as simple as stringing the twine through the holes, and tying a loop at the end of each end of the twine to hang on the wall.

DIY Holiday Banner String

And here's the final product! I love how the red looks with our mint walls and my new winter decor that I just purchased from Target (reindeer, wreath and trees) and Ikea (red frame). Next on my list, making (or finding!) a printable for that red frame.

DIY Holiday Banner Close
DIY Holiday Banner Table

I hope you enjoyed this simple DIY and let me know if you make one yourself! I'd love to see how it turned out.

Thanks so much to Becky for letting me visit today! 

Such a cute garland perfect for the holidays!  And I love it against her mint walls!  Thank you Kayla.  Have a great day friends!


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