Here are the Supplies you will need:
If you shop at Hobby Lobby, like I did...this week all the Christmas supplies are 50% off, so the following cost me:
$2.50 for 25ft. of garland rope stuff
$2.00 for one set of berries (the picture shows 3, but I only needed 1)
$1.50 for the wooden letter (using the 40% off weekly coupon that you can print off daily here)
Picture Frame FREE...I had it already
Other craft items I had: hot glue gun, ribbon, red paint, staple gun
GRAND TOTAL: $6
I suppose you want to know what to do with it now, huh?
Step One: Paint Your Letter Red
Start with this step...that way it dries while doing the others
Step Two: Cut the Berries off of the stems
I used an old scissors cause I couldn't find my wire cutter...
Step Three: Wrap and Glue Garland around Frame
TIP: cut garland into smaller strands so it's easier to wrap.
Here's where I ended up cheating a bit to get away with only using 25 feet of garland.
After I got about 3/4 done I realized that it wasn't going to be enough, so I unwrapped half of the frame and just glued the garland to the front.
I know you can probably tell the difference, but I don't think you would've been able to had I not let my secret out.
Step Four: Glue the Berries onto your Letter
fill in the gaps as much as possible with more berries until you're satisfied
Step Five: Attach Letter to frame with ribbon
You'll attach your "hanging" ribbon too at this point or other hanging device because both need to be in the center of the top of your frame. I used a staple gun for extra strength.
Step Six: Hang it Up and Admire your Work
I put mine on our mirror, but this would be great for a front door, or just on the wall as artwork.
Linking Up With:
Kimba's DIY Party at A Soft Place
It's So Very Cheri's "It's So Very Creative"
Permission Perch's Make it Monday
Today's Creative Blog's Get Your Craft On