Remember when I told you I’ve been on a galvanized metal kick? Yes, you may have noticed my Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame on Monday. When I put the windows over our fireplace mantel, I knew there was something missing. I tried a few different garlands in the space, but nothing felt quite right. When I gazed upon the leftover galvanized metal, the idea to create a Galvanized Metal Star Garland was born.
Today’s post is part of the Deck the Halls DIY-Style tour hosted by Jen Woodhouse, If you are just hopping over today from Sawdust and Embryos, amazing vignette, right?! My favorite is the monogrammed scroll snowflake. Welcome to my little slice of DIY Blog heaven. I can’t wait to show you how I made several elements over our fireplace mantel.
The Galvanized Metal Star Garland is so incredibly easy to make. You’ll be looking for more places to decorate with a garland of stars.
Ready to get started? Grab these things and let’s make something stellar!
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- Galvanized Sheet Metal
- Tin Snips
- Scrap of Wood
- Roofing Nail
- String or yarn
- Large needle
Draw stars on your galvanized sheet of metal. If you prefer a beautifully aged metal patina, you can follow this tutorial to make your metal age quickly.
Cut out the star shapes with tin snips.
Rub the pencil marks off the stars with a gloved hand.
This should remove the majority of the pencil without removing the patina (as an eraser would.)
Hammer any sharp points flat on the scrap of wood.
Hammer the nail through the top of each star to make a hole.
Thread the yarn onto a large needle and thread the stars onto the yarn.
Hang the Galvanized Metal Star Garland over your mantel vignette or wherever you want.
The stars look great with the Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame if I do say so myself.
Want to see the entire mantel vignette? Here it is in all its galvanized rustic metal glory.
The middle window was sprayed with some fake snow on the back.
Embellishing a Mirror with Drinking Straws:
To add straws to our mirror, I cut out a circle of cardboard and set a can filled with water (for weight) in the center. Then I hot glued each straw in place.
I added a line of hot glue to the back of the mirror.
Then pressed the straws and cardboard into place as the glue cooled.
And that’s my Mantel Vignette with Galvanized Metal Star Garland.
Did I over do it with galvanized metal or do you like the cohesive look?
Stay tuned for more of my holiday home tour rooms this week and next! And don’t forget to check in with Not Just a Housewife for her Deck the Halls DIY Style tomorrow.