Twine or cord of any kind
Pencil & scissors or Electronic cutting machine
Step 1: Draw a holly leaf in an ordinary paper and use it as a template to trace the leaf onto the cardstock. Cut the outline using scissors. I used my electronic cutting machine to cut the holly leaves. I cut 8 leaves per 12" X 12" sheet.
Step 2: Take the cord you want to make the garland and thread a long needle on one side of the cord. In my case, I used green twine. String one pom-poms using the needle.
Step 3: Apply a line of glue on one side of a holly leaf and place the cord on top of the glue to secure it in its place. Repeat the process of stringing a pom-pom and gluing a leaf until the desired length is reached.Allow the glue to dry. I used tacky glue for this and it dries clear.
Step 4: Use chalk markers to add leaf details to both the sides. Secure the ends with a knot.The garland is now ready to decorate.
To decorate the corners, you can add an extra leaf as shown below.
How simple is that? You can also use a piece of tape to secure the leaves to the cord, if you want to speed up the process. I thought the method shown above gives a neat finish compared to using a tape so I preferred this. Share what you think of this simple DIY holly garland in the comments below.As always I will be happy to hear from you.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Oriental Trading. I have been compensated by craft supplies. However, the content and all the crafty ideas shared here are my own.
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