Thank you to Krylon® Brand for sponsoring this post
Let’s be real, we all know I’m extra. So with that running reputation, I obviously have to go big when it comes to Christmas yard decorations for the holidays. In this case, we’re talking really big outdoor DIY Christmas decorations!
As it turns out, there aren’t a lot of classy lawn decorations that come in my preferred color schemes (#shameless), so I decided to make my own with a little online craft supply shopping, elbow grease, and Krylon® Brand spray paint.
When it comes to anything jumbo or intricate, spray paint is my weapon of choice for making crafts come together much more quickly (see here and here for proof), and you’ll definitely agree when you’re recreating this statement entryway tutorial…
You can make two versions of this project, one that can be used as wooden stakes in the ground for yard decor OR string them onto a garland for a festive entrance. The supplies you’ll need are…
Total time for project: 6 hours
1 can of Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Gloss Banner Red
1 can of Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Matte Aqua
1 can of Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Matte Modern White
1 can of Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer
Large wooden ovals (you could also cut these yourself for custom sizes and much more budget friendly that way!)
Drop cloth for spray painting
Wooden stake (optional if you’re making the yard ornament version)
*Be sure to always follow the safety instructions on the back on your spray paint can, and use the products in a well-ventilated area.
HOW TO MAKE JUMBO LIGHTS OUTDOOR DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
- To make the tops of the “bulbs” you’re going to glue a wooden ring in between two wooden squares and let dry completely.
- Using the Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer, spray two coats of spray paint on all sides and angles of the tops of the bulbs and let dry completely in between.
- Next, alternate Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Gloss Banner Red, Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Matte Agua, and Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Matte Modern White two spray paint two coats on all sides of the wooden ovals on all sides, then let dry.
- Once the spray paint is fully dry, glue one end of the wooden ovals in between the two wooden squares from the golden bulb tops, and let dry completely.
- If you’re making the yard ornament version, glue a wooden stake to the back of each finished bulb a few inches from the bottom so that they’ll stay securely in the ground. If you’re hanging them on a garland like I did for this entrance, use a twist tie to securely tie the bulb to the garland.
Now all you have to do is hope for snow! Or in our case, fake snow because Texas life. Be sure to share your finished creations with us on Instagram with #sugarandclothloves!