The holiday season is in full swing and I have about a thousand projects swirling around in my head! Today, I’m sharing the first one I completed this past weekend: a simple metallic triangle garland for your tree!
For our tree this year, I want to keep a very classic black/white/metallic palette, but I also don’t want to drop a hundred bucks on a bunch of new ornaments. So I’m trying to use mostly things that I already have, which equals getting a little creative (wahoo!). I have expressed many times before my love for foil tape, so it should come as no surprise that I would find a way to incorporate it into our tree! I decided to try a modern-geometric type garland. And, good news, it’s SO easy (and cheap!) to make.
All you need is some string/ribbon/twine (I used twine), foil tape, and scissors. Then pop in a good ole’ Christmas movie (I happened to be watching The Story of Santa Claus) and get ready for some mindless work!
I started by cutting a bunch of strips of the foil tape. I didn’t measure or anything, just pulled a small section and cut.
Then I peeled the backing off of the first strip and attached it to the twine, such that you could fold it in half.
I did a transverse fold, but if you wanted to do it longitudinally (or a hot dog fold..does anyone else know what I’m talking about when I say that?), you could.
Then you snip the sides diagonally so that you’re left with a nice little triangle.
I found that doing things in groups of five (i.e. attach 5 strips to the twine and then snip those 5 into triangles) seemed to be a nice rhythm for me. I also didn’t measure out how far apart I spaced them..just kind of eyeballed it. Measuring takes all the fun out projects.
I cut about 85 strips which was good for our tree, which is 7.5’ tall. Use more or less depending on your tree size.
You can catch a glimpse of a couple other ornaments I used, also in the spirit of not spending a ton of money: I added a piece of twine to some jingle bells I already had and made some pipe cleaner snowflakes! I’m hoping to finish up a few more things for the tree and share the full monty with you later this week!
And just for funsies, here’s a recap of all the cool ways I’ve used foil tape in the past!
So how you are guys decorating your trees this year?