Today marks my first Christmas DIY post of the year! I did my best to hold out until the middle of November. My first year of blogging, I introduced a lot of reds and blues in my Christmas decor. Last year, I stayed a bit more classic in my colors with bold greens, gold and a touch of black. This year, I am adding in a few softer colors into my decor. However, if you are one that likes more traditional green and red, then this quick craft is a great one for you! Today I am sharing my Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland and it’s completely customizable to your color palette.
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If you have watercolor paints in the colors you are wanting to use, you can skip my first step. I however, didn’t have the correct colors SO, I made my acrylic paints work for me. To give your acrylic paint a watercolor look, simply add a little paint to a cup and add water.
Next, I painted shapes, stripes and dots all over three sheets of watercolor paper. Be sure to mix and match your colors on each page for a fun variated look.
Once the paint has dried, cut the sheets into varying widths. I cut my garland anywhere from 2″ to 3″ in height. I also cut varying heights and widths from a roll of copper contact paper and *Gold Glitter Duck Tape.
Then, use a hot glue gun and glue your watercolor papers to your string. I mixed in the *Copper Contact Paper and the gold glitter tape every three flags.
However, when paired with my new metal *Target Merry Christmas banner, this party garland becomes the perfect Christmas item!
Do you typically mix up your Christmas colors or do you like to stay more traditional?