Raise A Glass By This Glitzy ‘Chin Chin’ Garland Tonight!
CHEERS!! It’s New years eve people and if you’re looking for a quick and easy DIY to spritz up any party then todays DIY is for you! When we originally had this idea we wanted it to say ‘cheers’ but we’ve seen quite a lot of those garlands around lately so we thought we’d switch it up a bit and since chin chin means cheers in Italian and some people tend to say it anyway we rolled with it! Here’s a fun fact for you though, chin chin means Penis in Japanese. Sooooo you may not want to hang this on your wall if you’re reading this in Japan! To create this simple glitzy Chin Chin banner all you’ll need is:
Black Card // This Template // Craft Gold Stars // Gold Tinsel // White Thread // Loom Bands (preferably orange, yellow or clear) // Glue or Sellotape //
STEP 1: Using your template size the letters to whatever size you like and print off, twice. Next cut out the letters and place them onto your black card. Draw around them and then cut out all of the letters! (Alternatively, if you have a Cricut then you can upload the template to the design space and let it do the cutting for you!)
STEP 2: Take a handful of your gold tinsel and try to straighten all the pieces out together, then start twisting from the middle until you can form a loop with the twisted area. Wrap a loom band around the small loop you just created as many times as you can to secure the shape in place. Trim the tinsel if you need to.
STEP 3: Cut your thread twice to the desired length, be sure to make one piece slightly longer than the other so it hangs a little lower!
STEP 4: Next, take your glue or tape and begin to attach each of the letters to each of the pieces of string, we found that the garland looked better when the letters were closer together.
STEP 5: Glue on your stars either side of the words
STEP 6: Finally thread your tinsel tassels onto either side of the thread and hang it up somewhere pretty!
That’s it! You’re done! A quick, easy and glitzy garland perfect to help raise a glass with friends and family this evening! Have a great ones guys!! We’ll see you next year! xxx