Garland makes your home so festive for Christmas. This DIY Christmas garland is perfect for the mantle or anywhere you need a festive touch. Plus, it’s so easy to make even the kids can help.

Garland makes your home festive for Christmas. DIY Christmas garland is perfect for the mantle or anywhere you need a festive touch. It's so easy to make!

DIY Christmas Garland

Get the entire family involved and make this adorable Christmas Garland. This holiday garland is so easy with step by step instructions that even the kids can make it!

I love crafts that the entire family can get involved in. The memories you make are so special and will be cherished for many years to come!

DIY Christmas Garland hanging on mantle.

How to Make Christmas Garland

The base of this garland is just an inexpensive garland. I grabbed the garland from Walmart for about 2 bucks.

You could check the dollar store as well, just make sure the garland can be taken apart. You could also use an old Christmas tree and cut off the limbs with diagonal cutters if you have one at home.

How to decorate a Christmas garland?

The decorations are Salt Dough Ornaments that are really easy to make. I like to make a batch of Christmas ornaments for the garland and also for the tree.

Such a fun activity for the family to do together! It’s so important to spray them with a clear spray paint that will seal them.

You can use any brand you like. This will protect the ornament during holiday decorating.

DIY Christmas Garland hanging on mantle.

DIY Christmas Garland Ideas

Garland adds such a special touch this holiday season.  From Christmas lights and pine garland to ribbon and artificial Christmas garland, there are lots of fun ideas to deck the halls!

Get the family involved in these DIY Christmas holiday garlands to decorate your home.  It is so simple and festive to make Christmas decor with these fun Christmas tree decorating ideas!

Everyone will enjoy being home for the holidays.

Ingredients to make DIY Christmas Garland.

Materials needed for Christmas Garland DIY

How to make Christmas Garland with ribbon:

Collage of ornaments in various shapes.

1. Once your salt dough ornaments are dry, paint them with acrylic paint. I used a mustard yellow for the star, red and white paint for the candy cane and a dark and tree green for the Christmas trees.

2. For the Christmas tree painting technique, paint the tree the lighter green. Then add watered down dark green acrylic paint to your brush and swipe a few strokes to look like pine needles.

3. Once painted ornaments are dry, seal with a clear sealer/clear coat spray paint. Let set to dry completely.

It is really important to allow sufficient time for this to completely dry before using.

Strips of fabric separate by color.

4. Cut strips of fabric about 1″ wide x 8″ in length.

Garland with wire.

5. Use pliers to unwrap the starting end of the green garland. My wires were twisted together, so I untwisted them and began to unwrap the garland. At this point I was able to remove the greens from the wire. Set greens aside.

Garland with string.

6. Measure where you plan to hang your garland. Add about 12″ to your measurement to allow for the knot.

Garland with ribbon.

Knot one end of your jute twine with a slip knot and tie four strips of fabric onto the jute twine, alternating patterns. My fabric is about 1″ apart, if not a little more.

Garland with ornaments and ribbon.

7. Add 1 green to the jute twine by wrapping it around the twine once to secure. Repeat this process until you have the twine completely covered.

DIY Christmas Garland hanging on mantle.

8. I like to hang my twine and make adjustments as necessary. Adjust the greens by bending the ends and making sure they hang the way you want them to.

While the twine is hanging, I add hot glue to the back of my ornaments and attach to the greens of the twine. This way I can ensure the ornaments face front and hang correctly.

Garland makes your home festive for Christmas. DIY Christmas garland is perfect for the mantle or anywhere you need a festive touch. It's so easy to make!

How to make a Christmas garland for fireplace?

I like to space the ornaments between the ribbon so it hangs well on the mantle. You don’t want it to be too heavy.

It is important to space each one evenly.

Tip for hanging DIY Christmas Garland:

  • I attach my garland to my fireplace mantel with command hooks. These little hooks are so handy for lots of things and they won’t damage the mantle.

Variation ideas:

  • Pom Pom Garland. Create garland with Pom Poms to string with the greenery.
  • Ribbon. Cut your ribbon into various sizes and alternate different types of coordinating fabric. This color scheme will look great.
  • Pine Cones. Attach small pine cones to the garland. They can be natural or painted. Another idea to try is Cinnamon scented pine cones.
  • Dried Orange Slices. String orange slices for an amazing aroma on the DIY garland.
  • Wired Ribbon. Make a bow for each end of the garland. This will add a nice touch and look extra festive.

As you can see, the options are endless to make this pretty garland project. There are many different modifications and embellishments to add to the garland.

Get creative and use what you have around the house. It will turn out so pretty and add a nice touch.

DIY Christmas Garland hanging on mantle.

This easy DIY is so fun and festive.

Not only will your home look pretty for the holiday season but everyone will enjoy making this. It is easy to make, inexpensive and just a blast to create.

It is so versatile and easy to adapt based on what you have on hand. Feel free to add or replace supplies as you shop your home.

Get started today making this stunning garland to hang for Christmas. You can easily make this without much time or effort.

Garland makes your home festive for Christmas. DIY Christmas garland is perfect for the mantle or anywhere you need a festive touch. It's so easy to make!

Print instructions and learn how to make garland with ribbon:

Easy DIY Christmas Garland

Garland makes your home so festive for Christmas. This DIY Christmas garland is perfect for the mantle or anywhere you need a festive touch. Plus, it's so easy to make even the kids can help.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: Easy DIY Christmas Garland
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom

Equipment

  • Faux Green Garland
  • Jute Twine
  • Red Fabric
  • Red Gingham Fabric
  • Salt Dough Ornaments (without a hole in the center)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Clear Spray Sealer ( I like Rust-Oleum)
  • Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Once your salt dough ornaments are dry, paint them with acrylic paint. I used a mustard yellow for the star, red and white paint for the candy cane and a dark and tree green for the Christmas trees.
  • For the Christmas tree painting technique, paint the tree the lighter green. Then add watered down dark green acrylic paint to your brush and swipe a few strokes to look like pine needles.
  • Once painted ornaments are dry, seal with a clear sealer/clear coat spray paint. Let set to dry completely.
  • Cut strips of fabric about 1″ wide x 8″ in length.
  • Use pliers to unwrap the starting end of the green garland. My wires were twisted together, so I untwisted them and began to unwrap the garland. At this point I was able to remove the greens from the wire. Set greens aside.
  • Measure where you plan to hang your garland. Add about 12″ to your measurement to allow for the knot. Knot one end of your jute twine with a slip knot and tie four strips of fabric onto the jute twine, alternating patterns. My fabric is about 1″ apart, if not a little more.
  • Add 1 green to the jute twine by wrapping it around the twine once to secure. Repeat this process until you have the twine completely covered.
  • I like to hang my twine and make adjustments as necessary. Adjust the greens by bending the ends and making sure they hang the way you want them to. While the twine is hanging, I add hot glue to the back of my ornaments and attach to the greens of the twine. This way I can ensure the ornaments face front and hang correctly.

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