Christmas Garland: Create An Outdoor Display That Lasts
Wrap an all-weather DIY Christmas garland around your outdoor fence for an impactful holiday welcome. Bonus: Make pinecone ornaments to hang from it -- here's how!
This Christmas don't overlook your fence when it comes to decorating instead create a charming outdoor garland using a handful of supplies. Here's how to get the look. [MUSIC] We placed ornaments on every fifth gate post and a single pine cone in between. Do some math before gathering your supplies. [MUSIC] For each ornament you'll need six large pine cones and five small pine cones. Plus hot glue, cardboard, scissors, a marker and twine. Trace a four inch wide circle on a piece of cardboard to provide the ornament's backing. Cut out the circle. [MUSIC] Starting in the center and going out like a pie piece, add hot glue to the circle. Glue five same size pine cones around the disc meeting them in the center. Trim off the bottom of a pine cone, hot glue the pine cone bottom as the center of your star. Glue mini pine cones around the center. Hot glue loose twin at the top. You'll use this to hang the ornaments. Head outside and start looping heavy duty rope around your fence. Drape the rope around every other post or so looping it sometimes, sliding it from front to back others. This country chic look is laid back and isn't about perfection. You could also just focus on a part of the fence, and not do it all. By selecting thick heavy-duty rope from the hardware store, you'll prevent your garland from sliding around. Time to hang the pinecones. Tie the twine length around a low loop of rope. We spaced ours every five posts or so with a single pinecone in between. The difference in size makes the garland extra appealing from the street. Because your supplies are weather proof, your garland will look beautiful all season long. And the best part, it's hardy enough to stay for next season too.