DIY Christmas garland ideas

80+ DIY Christmas Garland Ideas: Ultimate Roundup for 2019

Christmas is almost here and you might have decided what decorations you will be putting up in different spaces of your home. There are many possible ways to bring festive essence to your space; however, your Christmas home decoration can’t be complete without colorful festive garlands.

Garlands are one of the most commonly used Christmas decorations. Yeah, you can buy a variety of Christmas-themed garlands from the market, but you can also try making them yourself at home. If you like the latter, we have rounded up some of the best DIY Christmas garland ideas for your help. Check them out below:

Homemade garland from tree trimmings

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on Christmas decorations. You can always craft beautiful garlands from tree trimmings. Trim a few tree branches and wrap a gauge wire around them fashioning them into a garland.

Christmas garland from fresh leaves

Leafy garlands will not only decorate your house but add a pop of color as well. You can start by wrapping a couple of Magnolia leaves together using a wire or cut individual eucalyptus branches.

Festive garland from flowers

Flower Christmas garland will infuse your house with an aura of fairyland. Emphasize on the happiest time of the year with beautiful flowers. You’ll need foliage, flowers, and twine. Create a garland of foliage by wrapping it around the twine and tie the flowers to finish the look. Your house will smell like a meadow on Christmas.

Rustic Christmas garland from pinecones

It is easy to buy pinecones if you don’t have access to them or just don’t want to go collecting. All you need is a few pinecones (depending on the length of your garland), screw eye hooks and glue accessories or ornaments of your choice. Pinecone garlands are easy to make and they add a natural charm to your holiday decor.

DIY paper Christmas garlands

Paper crafts are popular since they are easy and can also be done by kids. This Christmas, make festive garlands from paper. You just need colorful paper, glue, thread, scissors and a few other basic crafting supplies. There are different designs: you can make a mini Christmas tree garland, a leafy garland or a simple Merry Christmas garland.

DIY paper Christmas Tree garland

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paper doily DIY Christmas garland

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DIY tissue paper snowflake Christmas garland

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Christmas garland from paper plates

It is very easy to make Christmas garlands from paper plates. Involve kids in the fun and make Christmas trees out of plates or create a snowman garland. You can paint them monochrome or multicolored and add to the charm.

Christmas garland from paper cups

Create a string of quirky Christmas garlands with plain or patterned paper cups paired with light strings. You can get more creative by gluing a jute twine on paper cups and harmonizing it with string of lights.

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Also Read: 40+ Easy DIY Christmas Decorations for Home You’ll Adore

Christmas garland from cupcake wrapper

If you’re looking for easy DIY Christmas garlands, you can definitely go for making a cupcake liner garland. You just need cupcake liners in different colors and patterns. String them up in a thread and it is ready!

DIY Christmas garland from cupcake liner

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DIY fabric Christmas garland

Making a Christmas garland out of fabric is a good idea. You will need thin strips of different colors of fabric and then thread them on a string. There are various other ideas like making trees, triangles and other shapes out of fabric. You can even make no-sew garlands.

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DIY vintage-christmas-garland from fabric

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DIY felt garland for Christmas

It’s always worth making your very own felt Christmas garlands. These handmade decorations will look great on a wall or fireplace mantel.

twisted Felt DIY christmas-garland

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Christmas garland from burlap

Burlap Christmas garlands bestow a rustic feel to your holiday decor. Cut about 4-inch wide strip of burlap and weave large running stitches in the middle of the strip, gathering it as you go. You can braid a burlap garland or you can cut little pieces of colorful burlap and tie them around light strings. Drape the garland around Christmas tree, over fireplace mantel, or over doors and windows.

DIY lighted burlap Christmas garland

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DIY Christmas garland from pom-poms

Bring festive charm to your Christmas decor with colorful pom-pom garlands. All you require is some pompoms, thread and needle. You can pair the pom-poms with straws or beads – the possibilities are endless. Different sizes and colors of pom-poms would brighten up the decor.

Also Read: 50+ Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments You can DIY This Year

Ribbon Christmas garlands

The mere presence of ribbons invokes a festive vibe. They come in vibrant colors and various materials including cotton, satin etc. Use a single ribbon of preferred fabric (satin would look spectacular), thread it through shiny ornaments and drape it around your Christmas tree. Or you could cut colorful ribbons into small pieces and tie them around a string of light.

DIY yarn Christmas garland

Even yarn can be used to decorate for the holidays. Yarn garland is so easy and works really well for decking up halls for Christmas. You’ll need a few balls of yarn and scissors. Cut long strings of yarn in a bunch and start twisting tight, creating a neat braided look. Make more of these in varying colors, widths and lengths and drape tables, chair backs, or the fireplace mantle with them.

Crocheted Christmas garland

Crochet patterns can create a decorative vibe. You can use your favorite colors to make lovely combinations. You can make single stitch bows paired with pom-poms.

DIY Christmas tassel garland

Tassel garlands are also super easy to make and the charm they bring to your Christmas decoration is absolutely delightful. Just grab colorful yarn and make tassels of various designs and sizes, your tassel garland is ready.

Christmas garland from Mylar

Dynamic and exciting Christmas decorations can be made out of the polyester film. Mylar garlands bounce light onto walls, creating a hypnotic effect. You can either craft a garland by creating a round wave of mylar strips threaded into a string or you can fashion giant pom-poms out of mylar.

DIY Christmas garland from buttons

Buttons are tiny little things, but they add an unexpected touch to festivities. It might take some time to fashion a Christmas garland with buttons but the results will be worth the time. You’ll require colorful buttons of various sizes, thread, and needle. Just thread the buttons onto the string and the garland is ready to decorate your home.

Christmas garland from beads

Beads come in dozens of sizes, plenty of materials, and colors. Get hundreds of beads and thread them into a wire or twine. You can decorate your Christmas tree, fireplace mantle, or windows with these bead Christmas garlands.

DIY garland from Christmas ornaments

The first thing anyone notices in a well-decorated Christmas tree is the garland. Create a giant ornament garland for Christmas this year. Take as many ornaments possible and thread them onto a wire or wire ribbon. It will require some patience to make this garland but the ornament garland on your tree can get you a lot of compliments, so it’s totally worth it.

Christmas garland from lights

Playful use of light strings can add a bright element to your Christmas decor. You can adorn your house with a garland of classic Christmas lights or you can insert traditional lights into ping-pong balls. Hanging various ornaments on a light string works pretty well too.

Christmas garland from wine corks

Celebrate your Christmas by creating a festive DIY wine cork garland. Drill the corks in the middle and start threading them in the twine. To make it more appealing, add colorful wooden bead after each cork. Once you are done, drape the garland around the Christmas tree.

Candies for Christmas garland

An edible candy garland is easy enough for kids to make with a little parental help. You’ll need a lot of candies and patience while making this tasty garland. You can experiment with candy colors and patterns.

DIY Christmas garland from candies

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Christmas garland from gingerbread letter/cookies

Gingerbread houses are favorite among kids. And so will these gingerbread cookie garlands. All you need is a gingerbread cookie cutter to make various Christmassy shapes and figures. Once the cookies are done, string some bright ribbon or thread around them and you’ve got a festive garland to go up on your Christmas tree.

DIY Christmas garland from marshmallows

Looking to do something different for this holiday season? Try making marshmallow garlands. Marshmallows are available in varying sizes, shapes, and colors. Make sweet strands of threaded marshmallows together with basic sewing thread. You can also add cranberries and popcorn for beautiful texture and color.

DIY Christmas garland from marshmallows

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DIY Christmas garland from marshmallows

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DIY Christmas garland from dried fruits

Making a Christmas garland with dried fruits is easy and adds a beautiful statement to your holiday decor. Cut various fruits into thick slices and bake them for 4-6 hours. Remove from the oven and thread the dried fruit onto a twine. You can include walnut or cinnamon sticks and dry leaves to intensify the potpourri effect.

DIY Christmas garland from dried fruits

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Christmas garland from popcorn

Stringing up popcorns into a garland for Christmas tree is a simple yet creative idea. Use cranberries in between the popcorns for a cheerful look.

DIY Christmas garland from popcorn

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