As much as I love decorating for all the holidays, there are only so many hours in the days and sometimes we need to be able to put something up for Halloween and leave it up through the New Year. This winning attitude was the creative factor behind this awesome Rainbow Holiday Garland.
Those that know me, know we’re pretty OBSESSED with color at our house. This lead us to our garland full of bright colors of the rainbow. This garland, of course, can be used with any colors that you decorate at your house. Think about the colors that you like to decorate throughout all the holidays and use those.
What I love about this garland is that its simple to make, only uses a few supplies and lots of fun for the kids.
Here’s how you make it.
- 1 package of plastic ornaments – I used these
- Acrylic paint
- Electric Tape
- Pipe Cleaners
- Yarn or twine
Start by squeezing some paint to the inside of the ornament. Reattach the lid and shake the paint around covering the inside of the ornament. If you are doing the rainbow of 6 colors, you will need two ornaments of each color.
Then using the electric tape, cut out triangles for the eyes and a W looking piece for the mouth. Attach to each ball.
To add the “stem” of the pumpkins, you thread the pipe cleaner through the loop at the top of the ornament and fold in half. Twist the pipe cleaner to attach. To create a twirl, I wrapped each end around a pencil.
Lastly, string onto a piece of yarn or twine long enough to hold all twelve of your ornaments.
HAPPY Crafting and HAPPY Halloween