I know it seems like I’m all about Christmas up in here… but we haven’t even pulled out our decorations yet! I’m slowly making some simple pieces that I want to base my decor around and hopefully when I pull out those bins… only things that really fit with the simple decor we’re working towards will make an appearance! This wood veneer garland fits perfectly with the simply neutral decor I’m dreaming of. I love the modern (maybe a bit nordic?) aesthetic it has and the cedar sprigs make it holiday ready. Doesn’t it match my simple white twig and greens holiday wreath perfectly?
Confession: I totally bought this wood veneer for another project that was a complete bust. So when I spotted this wood ring garland from The Merry Thought, I knew it needed to become Christmas decor. But the veneer I have is sheets, not the fusible tape and it just didn’t bend into circles, so I got creative and I’m really happy with what I ended up with. Now I’m kind of glad the other project didn’t work out so I was able to make this baby.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Wood veneer (I grabbed mine in the mouldings section at The Home Depot)
- Hot glue gun
- Fresh cedar
Start by cutting out your strips of wood veneer. I found it easiest to cut a length of veneer, then snip the width I wanted before folding along the wood grain where I snipped to snap it. Scissors work to cut through it no problem, I just found this faster. When you have your strips, you’re ready to get glueing!
I spread out the twine and laid out the wood veneer strips before starting to glue, I glued a few pieces at a time, pressing the twine into the bead of hot glue.
You could totally leave it as is for a non-holiday garland but I chose to add in the cedar. The great thing about hot glue is that it peels off really nicely so at the end of the season I can just take these sprigs out and it will be a plain wood veneer garland for any season. Next year, I can just glue some new sprigs in between if I want to!
That’s all there is to it. This was such a quick DIY and I love the festive touch it brings to our entryway. The more bits and pieces of Christmas we’re adding makes me want to spend a day pulling out the tree! I can’t wait to see if I can really do Christmas without all the glitz… Tell me- what’s your holiday style this year? Do you like to switch it up or are you the same year after year?
You’re a genius, and thank Pinterest for leading me to you. Cheers, Ardith
Genius! You’re flattering me ;) Thanks for stopping by Ardith.
Simple and elegant :) Looking forward to seeing more of your decorating style :)
Appreciate you sharing your post with us at Snickerdoole Sunday. Pinning :)
Thanks so much Laurie! This style is totally new to me but I just. can’t. stop.
Jessy @ The Life Jolie
This is so pretty and simple- I’m not the craftiest, so I LOVE simple!
I’d consider myself crafty… but I still prefer simple ;) Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Jessy!
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
What an original and creative garland! I’m so glad you shared it with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!
Thanks so much Lisa! I am sure happy with it… but not as much with the stickiness of that glitter tape! I’m replacing it every two days ;)
Maria @ Pastels & Macarons
Oh Colleen this is too cute and so clever and something I’ve never seen done before. How fab! Thank you so much for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday. I’m co-hosting for the month of November and December :) Look forward to seeing you again next week for another great party! Have a great weekend. xxx
Thanks so much Maria! I will see you there next week :)
What a simple and rustic design. I love it! I would love to have you share at my new link party: http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2015/11/make-your-own-zoo-crafty-weekends.html
Thanks so much Carrie, I will check it out!
Wow,the wood veneer adds so much character to the garland and also such a simple idea. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. Happy Thanksgiving from Home Matters family :)
Thanks so much Sahana! I have so much leftover, I’ll definitely be dreaming up more ways to use it up.
That’s such a simple but chic idea. I love it!! I think even someone non crafty like myself could handle it! Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere!
Thanks so much Amber! It’s definitely simple to create.
Oh my gosh… this little garland is sooo sweet, yet simple. I’m going to save the idea for next year, for sure! You did a great job.
Thanks so much Wendy! It was definitely simple to create :)
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