We made our bay leaf garland to decorate a fireplace mantel at holiday time. But a strand or two would look great anytime of the year hanging around the house or as wedding or party decoration.
Cut the brown paper bags down into flat pieces. Discard any that have images on them. Mix water and paint together and paint the paper bags. The paint should be very watery. Allow the bags to fully dry.
To complete the rustic elegant look, get the step-by-step instructions to make the "happy holidays" banner and then get the template to make the reindeer artwork.