How to make a leafy copper garland
Garlands are staples for every home celebrating Christmas, and they mark the season with their sparkle and frill.
This leafy copper garland is more intricate and refined than the pound store variety, while producing less waste and using no plastic. Sustainable Christmas? Yes please!
With an oak leaf template that’s provided by the course and some soft copper, you’ll be able to create a garland that will add DIY shine to your holiday décor. More taken with silver or gold? Try using aluminium foil or brass foil instead.
What you'll need to make your leafy copper garland:
- Oak leaf template (supplied as a download to print out) traced and cut out in thin card
- Roll of soft copper foil (available from Tiranti and other stores)
- Magazine or newspaper to rest on
- Dry ball point pen
- Tracing wheel
- Small pointed scissors
- Crafting hole punch
- Fine copper wire (available from Tiranti and other stores)
Step 1: Draw the leaves
Lay the leaf template onto the unrolled copper sheet and draw around with a dry ballpoint pen until you have filled up the sheet.