Want a little bling? How about these way cute and WAY easy wood gemstone garlands?
This whole project took me about an hour and that is with crazy children sabotaging me at every turn…SO it could take less time.
Ok you guys, first off I am totally obsessed with balsa wood now! It is SO easy to work with and looks so amazing! I want to make wood garland all day long. Don’t be surprised if there will be several tutorials using balsa wood in the future… I am now a true fan!
I really loved how these garlands turned out. How perfect would these be for an engagement party?
Read all about the tutorial after the jump
balsa wood 1/16 x 3 x 36 (I got mine at Michaels)
here are the colors I used:
Martha Stewart pearl-rubber ball
folk art-school bus
Martha Stewart pearl-mint chip
Martha Stewart-party streamer
Print out the paper and cut out the gem stones. You can download the file HERE.
I printed mine out onto card stock which makes it easier to cut around it with an x-acto knife.
outline the gems with paint and decorate however you would like, you can get creative.
with the other gems I outlined them with black and then filled them in with the other colors
glue the back at the top of each gem
stick on the cord