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Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

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.

Galvanized Metal Magnetic Windows | Pretty Handy Girl

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.

Deck the Halls DIY Style | Pretty Handy Girl

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!

Materials:
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Instructions:

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.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

Cut out the star shapes with tin snips.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

Rub the pencil marks off the stars with a gloved hand.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

This should remove the majority of the pencil without removing the patina (as an eraser would.)

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

Hammer any sharp points flat on the scrap of wood.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

Hammer the nail through the top of each star to make a hole.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

Thread the yarn onto a large needle and thread the stars onto the yarn.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

Hang the Galvanized Metal Star Garland over your mantel vignette or wherever you want.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

The stars look great with the Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame if I do say so myself.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

Want to see the entire mantel vignette? Here it is in all its galvanized rustic metal glory.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

The middle window was sprayed with some fake snow on the back.

Galvanized Metal Magnetic Windows | Pretty Handy Girl

I added a star mirror that I embellished with some paper drinking straws. Thanks to The Homes I Have Made for the idea. (You definitely have to see what she added drinking straws to!)

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.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

I added a line of hot glue to the back of the mirror.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

Then pressed the straws and cardboard into place as the glue cooled.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

And that’s my Mantel Vignette with Galvanized Metal Star Garland.

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

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.

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10 replies
  1. Chelsea
    Chelsea says:

    I don’t think you over did it with the galvanized metal.The metal and rustic look compliment each other very well. It is definitely an eye-catching piece. Awesome idea!

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