|Please excuse the personal goodies in the background, but I couldn't wait to put it up.|
|Step Three - Choose the first color and put a piece of tape on the lightest color, |
then bring the darker color around and make a circle.
|Step Four - I chose to link two of the same color together, so no color would be lost |
in the garland. Thread another strip through the circle you just made, and tape it closed.
Continue with this step until the garland is the length you want!
|Step Five - To create the leaf embellishment in the center of the garland...turn over |
one of the paint chips. I free handed these leaf shapes, but if you want there are
tons of leaf templates to be found on Google images.
|Hint! Make sure you either have wrong sides or right sides facing each other or you have 2 leaves |
that cannot be put together with the color swatch on the outside. OOOOPS!
|Step Six - After cutting the leaves out the right way (way to go me)! |
Attach double stick tape in the middle and put the leaves together.
|Step Seven - Use a small hole punch to create a hole in the stem of each leaf.|
|Step Eight - Add a twine string between two leaves. This way they |
will hang nicely in the center of the garland
|Step Nine - I can't show this step in real life...but once the garland is tacked |
up in the middle. ..wrap the twine around the tack and shift the leaves up or down to your liking.
|Finished garland and my very decorated hearth area.|