Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland

INSIDE : Learn how to paint and create a Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland to celebrate the holiday season in soft cheerful colors!

Colorful Christmas Watercolor Garland
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This post has been republished from it’s original November 2015 date.

I love slightly tweaking my Christmas color palette just a little bit from year to year.  I have done decor with lot of reds and blues , more classic colors with bold greens, gold and a touch of black, bright modern colors and this year I incorporated… PLANTS into my tree, ha!  

And if softer pastels and watercolors are more your style, then you will love my  Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland and bonus, it is completely customizable to your home’s color palette.

Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland

What supplies do I need to make a Watercolor Painted Merry Christmas banner?

Heavyweight Watercolor Paper
Copper Contact Paper
Gold Glitter Duck Tape
Watercolor Paints
Twine
Hot Glue
Merry Christmas Banner

Watercolor Garland supplies

How do I make a painted Watercolor Merry Christmas banner?

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.


Watercolor Garland steps
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.


Watercolor Garland Party
I love these cheerful happy colors and alone, the garland would work for any party!


Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland, Delineateyourdwelling.com
However, when paired with my metal Target Merry Christmas banner, this party garland becomes the perfect Christmas item!

Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland, Delineateyourdwelling.com

Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland

Christmas Watercolor Garland

Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland

Yield: 1 garland
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Learn how to paint and create a Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland to celebrate the holiday season in soft cheerful colors!

Materials

Instructions

  1. Start by painting shapes, stripes and dots all over three sheets of watercolor paper. Be sure to mix, match and layer your colors on each page for a fun variated look.
  2. Once the paint has dried, cut the sheets into varying widths and heights. Mine ranged anywhere from 2″ to 3″ in height.
  3. Next, cut varying heights and widths from a roll of copper contact paper and Gold Glitter Duck Tape.
  4. Then, using a hot glue gun, glue the watercolor papers to a piece of string, yarn or twine. You can mix in the pieces of Copper Contact Paper and the gold glitter tape every three or so flags.

Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland

Do you typically mix up your Christmas colors or do you like to stay more traditional?

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18 thoughts on “Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland

  1. Hi Amy,
    I guess you can call me a late bloomer when it comes to diy crafts and having the time to complete things. I love your ideas and all of the ways to make use of “stuff” I already have. You are blessed with unbelievably creative talent and I thank you for sharing. I have a question and it would probably only come from a newbie like me. Did you glue or tie the twine together with the Merry Christmas banner? And, here’s another thought. You know how Christmas cards received never really have a place to go? Well, you can add another piece of twine to the top and hang your cards or alternate between our watercolor designs. Just a thought! Thank you so much for being you!

    1. You are too sweet, Debbie! As for your question, for this particular banner, I simply glued the paper onto the yarn/string. I hung it this year, too – so it holds up well. Great idea for repurposing those Christmas cards!

    1. Thank you, Cyd! I’ve done reds and blues, I’ve done the typical colors but this year I really wanted to go a little Christmas color crazy! Having fun with it.

  2. Good Morning Amy, your banner is so very clever and I love how you put together so many unrelated items!! And copper contact paper…who knew!!?? I’m all about copper right now. I’ve just started pulling Christmas out of the attic as well…Let the fun begin!

    Have a great day!

    Lynn

  3. Amy, I just love this! The colors are so lovely together, and I love how each little flag is totally unique. I’m funny about colors–I love minimal palettes with muted hues and lots of white. AND I also love fun, bright, bubbly colors!

    1. I totally can relate, Marlene! Previous years, I’ve gone lots of color. It’s fun to mix it up year to year, too. =)

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