Christmas joy is here! We have been hanging out in front of the fireplace, playing games, and singing songs loud for all to hear. It can be a crazy busy time, but I hope you are able to unplug and enjoy the little things that make this season such a special time.
I want to share this simple Christmas joy garland that I made in a matter of minutes. You too can make this. Follow these simple steps and you will make a stunning decorative banner (and all who see it will ask how you cut such amazing snowflakes out of felt :)).
The first thing I did was cut three triangles out of burlap. I then placed a foam sticker on each burlap triangle and sprayed painted lightly over both of them.
Once the spray paint was dry, I peeled up the foam sticker. The light layer of spray paint had created a stencil for me to see my letters. I carefully painted the letters in red. Note: the spray paint barely changed the color of my burlap. It just got a little lighter.Once the letters were dried, I cut two slits at the top of each of my burlap pieces to allow for the string to be strung through. I used red and white cloths line from the Dollar Tree to string my joy banner. I liked the color combination of this option, but any ribbon, string, yarn, or rope would work.
The last step was to string everything alone the clothesline. I bought two packages of red, felt coasters at the Dollar Tree. I opened both packages and simply strung my clothes lines through one of the outer holes of one of the coasters to begin. I strung four coasters, then my letters, and then the remaining four coasters onto the clothesline. I spaced them out evenly and hung it up! My Christmas joy garland was complete!
This was such an easy DIY and fun way to add a little Christmas joy to our home. If you like the idea of adding Christmas joy by simple “joy” crafts, you would probably like this one too.
I think the felt coasters used in this post would be cute as a garland all by themselves. There are lots of ways to use this idea. White coasters would look cute as “snow” too.
I hope you are having a great week and finding some peace and ways to imagine in the midst of a season when so much is thrown at you.
kelley @ Miss Information says
Thank you so much Kelley!! Miss your face! XO, Erica
Joni @ Six Cherries on Top says
I love this garland, Erica! I even have my little thankful tree from last month still to hang some ornaments on! 🙂
Ha I did the same thing Joni!! I took my leaves off and put ornaments on the tree. Nothing like cheap, natural decor! XO, erica