Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
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You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

paper holly & ivy garland

Get ready for the holiday season and make a fun entryway holly and ivy garland designed by Brittany from The House That Lars Built.
Step 1

To create the berries, take a clear, plastic ornament and remove the top.

Step 2

Now, squeeze acrylic paint inside of the ornament. Once you have enough paint to cover the entire inside of the ornament, use a paper towel to plug the top. Shake the ornament around until the inside of the ornament is completely painted. Now set this ornament aside and let dry.
TIP: When painting the inside, add a drop of water to the acrylic paint to make it more liquidy for when you shake the ornament. Fold the paper towel multiple times to create a thick enough piece where the paint will not spray out.

Step 3

Repeat Step 1 for all of desired berries.

Step 4

Click here to download and print the holly template; then cut out the shape.

Step 5

Trace the template onto the back of your pink cardstock paper and cut the shape. Repeat to create as many leaves as you think you will need for your space.

Step 6

With your craft knife and metal ruler, lightly score the holly leaf down the middle of the paper. Be sure to not cut all the way through the paper.

Step 7

Fold each holly leaf along the scoreline to give your leaf dimension!

Step 8

Trace the template onto the red glitter paper. Cut down the middle of each leaf. One-half of each leaf will be glued to the pink leaf.

Step 9

To create the structure of the garland, take your wrapping paper and lightly twist it so that it has some bulk, is not too tight, and will support some weight.

Step 10

Tape the garland structure to your staircase, or wherever else you want to display this show-stopping piece.

Step 11

Add the holly leaves to the twisted wrapping paper with a stapler (and/or Glue Dots®).
TIP: Be sure to rotate the leaf direction to give dimension and variety.

Step 12

Once the berries are dry, replace the top. Now, add a ribbon to the top of each one.

Step 13

Gather three berries, in various sizes, and attach them to each swag of the garland with wire (and/or hot glue).

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