Painted Block Garland

Now that we’re in the sweet spot before Thanksgiving but still a little ways away from Christmas, it’s all we can do to keep ourselves from decking the halls. We of course LOVE decorating for Christmas, but while it’s still fall we’ve decided to embrace some warm metallics with this DIY garland. It’s festive enough to hang now and transitions perfectly from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

For this project, we used plain wooden beads and blocks as the starting point and added some colorful pom poms into the mix too. We used three shades of Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint: Rose Copper, Brushed Bronze, and Rose Chrome. This project is perfect for setting up on your coffee table while you watch a good movie – it doesn’t take long and you can relax while getting creative. Keep reading to see the full instructions below!

what you need:

*Note: if you can’t find oversized wooden beads, use wooden blocks from the dollar store and drill holes through them.


Step 1
Paint the wooden beads with metallic paint – we used three different shades. Paint some entirely or leave some half covered. Let dry.

Step 2
Add more color by painting the blocks with Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint. Add stripes, patterns, whatever you like! Let dry.

Step 3
String the beads onto a piece of string, using a piece of tape to make the end of the string stiff if you’re having trouble.

Step 4
Add a dab of hot glue onto the back of each pom pom and attach onto the string. These help keep the blocks from clumping all together on the string.

Happy crafting!!

This post is sponsored by Plaid Enterprises.