Craft Up This Easy DIY Paintbrush Garland
- 1" diameter jute rope
- 1 roll jute twine
- green paint in various shades
- red paint in various shades
- flat chip paintbrushes (varied sizes)
- masking tape
- utility scissors
- 2 extra large self-adhesive hooks
Install each self-adhesive hook a few inches above and outside the door opening so that the garland will lay nicely against the trim. Be sure to
select a large enough hook to handle the size of the rope and the weight of the finished garland.
Measure and Cut Rope
Keep in mind, the rope will swag across the top of the door, hang down each side and puddle a bit on the floor. Measure and cut the rope to the appropriate length.
Do a test run by temporarily hanging the unpainted brushes along the door frame using masking tape. This is an easy way to determine how many brushes you will ultimately need for your garland.
Once you know how many chip brushes you’ll need, set up a painting station with your six paint colors, three shades of red and three shades of green. Make sure to paint various size brushes each shade of green and red, so there’s a somewhat equal distribution of color and brush size across your garland.
Once the painted brushes are dry, thread a 6-inch piece of twine through the handle and tie to the rope. Alternate between red brushes and green brushes for a clean, uncluttered look.
Once all the brushes are tied onto the rope, re-hang the rope on the hooks above the door. Display your art-inspired garland all year long or just for the season.