When it comes to holidays, February’s claim to fame is typically Valentine’s Day. But did you know that the month of February is also home to National Pizza Day? This foodie-approved holiday, which occurs on February 9th, is perfect for honoring one of the most beloved comfort foods out there. In order to celebrate this glorious day, I came up with this cute and quirky pizza craft featuring Darice’s wood pennant garland. The best part is that you can customize it to suit your taste… just like the real thing!
DIY Pizza Craft Garland Supplies:
- Darice Wood Pennant Banner
- Darice Bright Copper Dream Sequins
- Darice Kelly Green Sequin Cups
- Acrylic Paint (Yellow, Orange, Red)
- Craft Glue
- Darice 2 inch Sponge Brush
- Darice 1 inch Sponge Brush
Step 1. Paint the wood pennants yellow. Make sure to apply an even coating.
Step 2. Mix a bit of yellow and orange together, using a ratio of 3:1. Feel free to adjust according to your preference. Add a layer of this mixture along the top of the triangles. This will be the crust of your pizza craft.
Step 3. Apply a thick layer of red paint to one side of the cork. Make sure to choose the side that is most flat.
Step 4. Stamp 2-3 red circles onto the yellow portion of the “pizza” shapes. These circles will be the “pepperoni” on the pizza. Feel free to test this out on scrap paper or wood beforehand. This will give you a chance to get the feel for it before stamping on the real thing.
Step 7. Once everything is dry and good to go, the pizza slices are ready for stringing. Simply insert the jute cord through one hole then bring it under and up through the next hole. Repeat with the next slice until they are all strung together.
And just like that, you’ve got a kitschy garland for your National Pizza Day festivities. Making it is easy as pie (pun intended). If you want to customize your pizza craft project, don’t be afraid to experiment with sequins in various shapes and sizes. You could even bring in beads and rhinestones for a dimensional look.
How would you customize your pizza slices? Let me know in the comments, below. If you’re looking for more food inspired crafts, check out these sweets inspired homemade pins!
Mark your calendars for National Pizza Day (February 9th) and hang your new garland proudly!
You may also like -
Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.