Deck your halls (and your walls, your mantel and more) with these DIY garlands that are as fun to make as they are to display.
1. Paper circles garland
Photo credit: Useful Beautiful Home
Craft-challenged ladies, this paper circle garland is for you. If you can use a hole punch and a stick of glue, you can make this happen.
2. Felt strip garland
Photo credit: My Blessed Life
This retro felt garland takes some time to complete, but it’s pretty simple to do. If you can tie a knot, you can create this shaggy masterpiece. Change the colors and lengths of felt to make it your own.
3. Wrapping paper chain garland
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Finally, something to do with all those wrapping paper scraps! Plus, this wrapping paper chain garland is just about as simple as it gets, ladies. We’re talking first grade art class skills here.
4. Felt garland
Photo credit: Jenna Thompson for Paper and Stitch
This garland from Paper and Stitch is very pretty, but not as simple to make as it looks. Simplify the process by using pre-made pom-poms.
5. Christmas light garland
Photo credit: The Proper Pinwheel
This easy Christmas light garland is a snap to make, and it won’t make your electric bill skyrocket like a real lighted garland.
6. Merry Christmas garland
Photo credit: Vicky Barone
Display any holiday message you like with this versatile banner-style garland.
7. Lighted Christmas garland
Photo credit: Life After Laundry
Lights over the mantle are gorgeous, but a lone strand of lights just leaves something to be desired. Dress up the wire with simple scraps of fabric and end up with this pretty lighted garland.
8. Twisted felt garland
Photo credit: The Purl Bee
You’re going to need some time and serious patience to make this garland happen, but we think it’s totally worth it if your project turns out as gorgeous as this.
9. Paper snowflake garland
Photo credit: How About Orange
Remember those paper snowflakes you used to make back in elementary school? It’s time to see if you’ve still got those skills — and we’re guessing you do.
10. Snowball garland
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Do you have cotton balls, a needle and some thread? If so, you can create this easy winter wonderland-themed garland.
11. Orange peel garland
Photo credit: Sesame Seed Designs
Not only does this orange peel garland give you a new use for something you probably usually trash, but it’s simple and it will leave your house smelling awesome.
12. Ornament garland
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You’ve seen these giant garlands at the store, but they’re never even close to cheap. Make your own ornament garland for next to nothing, using your ornament castoffs from Christmases past.
13. Bowtie pasta garland
Photo credit: The Gold Jellybean
This is a great one to do with the kids. You dye the pasta, and then let them apply the glitter. When you’re done, you’ll have a sparkly holiday garland masterpiece that’s perfect for the season.
14. Paper holly garland
Photo credit: Library of Thoughts
You can easily create this construction paper holly garland with items you have on hand.