You all know my obsession with Terrain, as well as my tendency to parade guests through the store, showing it off like it was my own store. One of the best parts of Terrain though is the endless inspiration it provides for crafty little minxes like you and me. So I picked some of my favorite Terrain holiday gifts and decor and will be sharing a little how-to on each, all week long!
Over the years, I've succumbed to the woodland trend and have filled my tree with all sorts of little creatures: squirrels, owls, birds and the like. Luckily, I still love it and keep adding to the rustic-y, woodsy vibe. Something I don't have for this tree? Any type of garland. I tend to buy new Christmas decor on clearance afterwards so maybe I just haven't come across anything suitable on the cheap yet. However, I did see Terrain's Curled Birch Garland and knew it would be perfect. But I have no birch trees anywhere near me. What to do?
First, I thought of some gorg woodgrain wrapping paper I found at Homegoods (and keep seeing, so chances are you have too) that would be perfect for this type of project. But fate stepped in and her name was Mary. My friend Mary from New York randomly tweeted me asking if I wanted a box of birch she had harvested. Um YES. Ship it down! SO she did and I found myself with a box of the good stuff.
So with strips of real birch, or the faux paper version, form circles and staple together. Loop another strip through and staple. So on and so on. This is Kindergarten basic crafting and goes quickly! Once you have long enough strips, drape around your tree or anywhere else that needs a little outdoorsy cuteness.