Craft Up This Easy DIY Paintbrush Garland

Freshen up your everyday decor with this colorful paintbrush garland. For a fun twist on traditional holiday decor, dress up your paintbrushes in red and green.
DIY Paint Brush Garland

DIY Paint Brush Garland

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Materials Needed

  • 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 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.

Step 1: Install Hooks

Step 1: Install Hooks

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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.

Step 2: Measure & Cut Rope

Step 2: Measure & Cut Rope

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Test Run

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.

Step 3: Test Run

Step 3: Test Run

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Paint Brushes

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.

Step 4: Paint Chip Brushes

Step 4: Paint Chip Brushes

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Attach Brushes

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.

Step 5: Attach Painted Brushes to Rope

Step 5: Attach Painted Brushes to Rope

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Finish

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.

DIY Paint Brush Garland

DIY Paint Brush Garland

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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