HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS GARLAND
Hi friends! My favorite holiday season is finally here, and I am ready to share a ton of DIY projects with you to help you get ready. I absolutely love the look of Christmas or winter garlands, but if you’ve ever gone to purchase one, you might notice that they can be quite pricey. Luckily, it’s easy to make one on your own for less than $10, what a steal!
FAUX (OR REAL) GREEN SPRIGS FROM THE CRAFT STORE
TWINE OR STRING
You can find sprigs of holiday greens from the craft store for less than $5 each. I only needed to use 2 for this garland. Use wire cutters to cut off individual pieces from the sprig. Leaving a few inches of space on each end of a piece of twine, attach one of the green pieces by wrapping floral wire around both the stem and the twine. Once it is secured at the stem, wrap another piece of wire near the top of the green.
Use the next piece to cover up the stem and wire from the previous piece. Follow the same process of wrapping wire around both the stem and toward the top, this time also wrapping it around the previous stem.
Continue adding more pieces until your garland is the length that you like. When I was finished, I wove some lights through it for an extra festive touch.
This can be used to decorate a mantel, doorway, or even a headboard which is what I am using it for! To hang it, I use a piece of twine to secure it to the headboard, placed a piece of garland over it to cover it up, and then slid the knot to the back to hide it. It is such a gorgeous addition to the guest room at our house, and will be so welcoming for holiday guests.