The day after we’ve successfully stuffed ourselves with lots of turkey and fixins’ seems to be the day we haul out all the holiday decor boxes. Those boxes that weigh a ton as you wobble on a ladder in the garage.
However, much to my husband’s delight, I do have one box that weighs practically nothing. It’s full of foam shapes.
Foam shapes, you say?! Let me show you how to make a large-scale diy outdoor holiday garland using inexpensive foam shapes.
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easy diy outdoor holiday garland
This is an easy Dollar Store project! The main crafting supplies were found to be the most economical there. See below for what I used.
– Flat foam disks
– Bag of multi-shaped foam spheres
– Clear fishing line wire
– Bamboo barbeque skewers
– Red, Green, White, Silver spray paint (this Fusion spray paint is designed for plastic and outdoor)
– Metal barbeque skewer
– Clear tape
Have you ever tried to spray paint foam balls? Tried it here. You give them a spray and they blow away! Skewer them like a shish-ka-bob with the bamboo barbeque skewers and they stay put.
Once all the foam disks and spheres are dried – you may need to give them 2-3 coats – it’s time to begin the garland assembly process.
After some failed attempts involving a wooden skewer and a small screwdriver, I pulled out a metal BBQ skewer which had much more ‘umph’ to get through the foam.
I tapped the end of my fishing wire to the metal BBQ skewer and plunged it through the foam. This became a much easier way to feed the wire through versus drilling the hole then inserting the wire.
Continue stringing your foam along until you like what you see and it’s long enough to fit its desired location.
I did a combo of two foam balls to three foam disks, varying the colors as I went along. Once I hit my 6′ length, I called it success!
This DIY outdoor holiday garland definitely adds a colorful seasonal pop of color to the front of my house!