It definitely put me in a Christmas frame of mind, although I'm not one to be throwing decorations up too far out from the holidays. So I decided to spend a little time on a craft project I had pinned a few weeks ago that would satisfy my holiday mood without going all out.
I have a fair amount of glitter foam sheets left over from my Katniss Halloween costume. When I saw these glittery HO HO HO letters on Pinterest, I knew it was something I could recreate on the cheap.
And here's my interpretation...
This garland was pretty quick and easy to do in front of the TV. I just drew the letters out on the back of my glittery card, and then cut them out with a utility knife. After I had completed my first set of letters, I traced them for the next few to make sure they were all consistent. Then as I still wanted a little length for my garland to stretch right across the TV stand, I cut out a couple of glittery circles.
My letters weren't perfect, but from a distance, you can't see the uneven cuts.
Finally I hot glued my letters onto some sparkly string I picked up the other day at Ikea.
|Vrsno String from the Ikea Winter Collection 2011|
So there you have it. A low cost, easy to do, fun garland that brings just the right amount of holiday into the home when it's really not quite time for the whole shebang.
Update: I have now had this garland up for 2 weeks, and found the "H" letters started to bend due to to the force of the string and gravity (the "O"s are fine). So I cut out some back support letters from cardboard, hot glued it on and the garland is now looking perfect and will carry through Christmas and into future Christmases!