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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


  • 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


  • 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.