One of my very favorite ways to bring some everyday celebration into a space is to add banners and garlands. I do this all year long – not just during the holidays!
I've made paper garlands and fabric garlands of all shapes and sizes.
But a wood burned holiday garland was one type of garland I'd never thought of making before watching the Creativebug class called Wood Burned Holiday Garland.
In the class Courtney Cerruti uses a wood burning tool to burn geometric shapes and patterns into small wooden craft rounds. She then added some glitzy gold paint to amp up the holiday decor factor.
I decided to use pennant-shaped craft wood and my heat tool. I used a simple round tip to create polka dots. They sort of look a little gold, don't you think?
Then I used some black craft paint and a foam brush to add some dramatic color blocking.
And I strung it up over our hand-lettered canvas art in the dining room.
This could even add a little nautical touch to the house next summer if I replaced the black paint with navy blue!
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