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Winter: Light Garland Tutorial

Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today and I am here to share with you a project I created and a mini tutorial for how to create these light garlands at home. The theme this week is Winter and when I think of winter I think of the symbol of snowflakes. Which then led me to think about Christmas, and well you get the idea… I ended up creating a pretty garland to decorate our mantle at home.

Winter: A Light Garland @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppyuletide #winter #christmas #homedecor

One of the first things I did was gather my materials. I had recently purchased this Heidi Swapp kit from my local craft store. I love the addition of gold to the Yuletide collection so I thought it teamed beautifully. If you cannot get access to this kit you could simply get the copper string lights – we call them twinkle lights here in aus. They are battery operated and look so pretty when turned on. Or you could simply just use string. I also cut snowflakes from one of the patterned papers using my Cameo to reinforce that winter theme.

Winter: A Light Garland @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppyuletide #winter #christmas #homedecor

Here is a video tutorial for how this project came together:

I began by layering up my photos onto tags and pieces of patterned paper in the Yuletide collection. I chose to stay within a more traditional colour palette of red, gold, and some green too. I cut banner ends into the pieces of patterned paper to give them more detail. This process took the longest as I worked on one photo at a time and focused on building the layers and details to the pieces.

Winter: A Light Garland @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppyuletide #winter #christmas #homedecor

Once I had added the patterned papers I added more of the finer details. The canvas stars, labels, puffy stickers, clips, and the die cut snowflakes. To attach things easily to the background I used my stapler; this secures the embellishments but also gives them a cute finish.


A couple of the photos have a red photo mat from one of the Yuletide papers. This bold red provided a nice pop against the black and white photos I have used.

Winter: A Light Garland @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppyuletide #winter #christmas #homedecor

When completing each tag it was like completing a mini layout. I had to make sure that I had a balance of embellishments, both in placement and colour. There was so much choice when I had the die cut snowflakes and the ephemera pack in front of me.

Winter: A Light Garland @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppyuletide #winter #christmas #homedecor

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, be sure to check back this week for the other winter projects by the team.


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