INSIDE : Learn how to paint and create a Merry Christmas Watercolor Party Garland to celebrate the holiday season in soft cheerful colors!
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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.
What supplies do I need to make a Watercolor Painted Merry Christmas banner?
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.
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.
- 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.
- Once the paint has dried, cut the sheets into varying widths and heights. Mine ranged anywhere from 2″ to 3″ in height.
- Next, cut varying heights and widths from a roll of copper contact paper and Gold Glitter Duck Tape.
- 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.
Do you typically mix up your Christmas colors or do you like to stay more traditional?