DIY Color Block Walnut Garland

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Create a DIY garland for the holidays made from walnuts and some color blocking inspiration.
DIY Color Block Walnut Garland

Because Thanksgiving should really be about the food, I like to keep decor simple but colorful. This color-blocked walnut garland adds a bright, textured touch to any mantle, table or chair back.

DIY Color Block Walnut GarlandDIY Color Block Walnut Garland

Things You’ll Need

  • Jumbo walnuts
  • Spray paint
  • Large embroidery needle
  • Cotton string or baker’s twine
  • Hammer

In a well-ventilated area, spray paint your walnuts. Spray one side of them, let them dry for a few hours and then spray the other side. Then let them dry completely, according to the can’s instructions.*

DIY Color Block Walnut Garland

Thread your needle with twine. Insert the needle into the bottom of a walnut and push in as far as it will go.

DIY Color Block Walnut Garland

Turn the walnut upside down on a hard surface and lightly tap the top of the needle with a hammer until it breaks through the other side of the walnut.

DIY Color Block Walnut Garland

Pull the needle through and repeat with as many walnuts as desired. To create the color block look I have here, alternate your colors without creating a specific pattern.

DIY Color Block Walnut Garland

Display the walnut string down the center of your dinner table, on a fireplace mantle or anywhere your home may need a little pop of Thanksgiving color. If an anchor isn’t available (such as a curtain rod, fireplace hook or other place for tying) you can use temporary adhesive hooks.

*Note: Do not eat the nuts after spray painting the shells. 

DIY Color Block Walnut GarlandDIY Color Block Walnut Garland

All Photos: Kelly Lanza

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