Its FINALLY beginning to look like Christmas at the Gublers!!! Hoorah! I am so excited to show you guys what I have been up to the last few days!! So remember my DIY Industrial Shelves? I have a secret. It didn’t end there…I made one huge one on the opposite side of the room to take the place of the mantel that I gave up when I threw out the Faux Fireplace. So those non mantle dwellers listen up, you can have a GREAT place to merrify your house too!
Fun right?!! So today we are going to talk about the garland. I LOVE a good red and white Christmas, but for some reason I just cant make it happen in my house…so this year we are going with lots of colors (my favorite of which is Hot Pink.) Do you do this too? I sure hope so!!
I am still on my southwesty tribal kick and so triangles (though not your typical holiday décor) are right up my alley. To make this simple garland you need 3 things.
If you are looking for white duct tape FYI its by the silver and not in the millions of colors and patterned Scotch Duct Tape. (I may or may not have figured this out after tracking down an employee to help me….)
Cut small squares off of your roll and cut them in 1/2 diagonally (making a triangle). Also cut a little bit larger squares out of your tissue paper and cut them diagonally. You want to make sure that they are bigger than your duct tape triangles! This is SUCH an easy project my daughters loved helping me do it!
Stick them to your string (my string was left over from my String Art project) I found it was easier to stick them right to the table (don’t push too hard!) that way you can line them up nice and straight.
Then just flip them around and stick your tissue paper triangles on the backside. They don’t have to be perfect, in fact that is sort of the fun handmade quality of them!!
Now if that wasn’t simple enough this next garland tutorial is 1000x easier!
All you need is:Scotch Duct Tape
Cut your cellophane into strips the width of your duct tape. Speed demon trick is to keep it folded out of the package and use a rotary cutter to cut the pieces.
Lay out your duct tape sticky side up on a flat surface
Make sure your cellophane is lined up over your duct tape and carefully put it down
Fold your duct tape in 1/2 with the silver side in and cut lots and lots of cute little fringes.
Unfold it and give it a little twist!
These projects will literally cost you pennies and they look so FUN!
Merry sign tutorial coming tomorrow!!
For more great holiday décor ideas check out Scotch Duct Tape's Pinterest Page!
Love Your Guts, Mandi
This post is a collaboration with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape. To see more creative projects, visit www.ScotchDuctTape.com.