How to Make Your Own DIY Garland

The look of garland made from greenery never goes out style.  Learn how to make your own budget-friendly and completely customizable faux greenery DIY garland in just a few minutes!

How to Make your own garland | Garland DIY | DIY Garland Ideas | DIY Garland Christmas | DIY Garland Greenery |Hello, friends!!  I’m so happy to be back again from Making Joy and Pretty Things to share a last minute Christmas decorating idea with y’all!

Since stopping by last month and sharing a DIY Christmas Countdown Sign, it’s been pretty much a Christmas explosion over on my blog.

From the wood bead garland, Christmas traditions, shiplap Christmas card holder AND the 12 days of Craftmas (you guessed it – 12 days of crafts for Christmas!) I can’t say my love for Christmas is much of a secret 😉

I know every year I go out to grab a few new Christmas decorations.  We have bins upon bins of Christmas decor, but, I can’t resist picking up some buffalo check ornaments or a pretty white and wooden Christmas tree (yes, I bought both of those things this year).

While looking around at all the decor this year, I couldn’t help but notice how pricey faux garland can be.  Even for a simple green garland with no lighting or frills, I couldn’t justify the cost.

The DIYer in me knew I could make something just as beautiful for a fraction of the cost.  I picked up 3 sets of Christmas greens from Michaels (during a sale!) and my friends, that’s all I had to buy.

Now you may be thinking, umm Christmas is a few days away!  I don’t have time for this this year.  Totally agree!!  But, making faux greenery garland is popular during ANY season.  Add some blooming blossoms for the spring, some bright flowers for the summer, and some berries or faux leaves for the fall.

So, while my particular garland may look Christmas-y, the same general idea of making your own faux greenery garland (with more seasonal greens, depending on the time) still applies.


For my Christmas garland, I started by pulling off the faux greenery from the stems.  I honestly don’t know what exact greens I used.  I definitely recognize eucalyptus and boxwood.  Michaels has a bunch of prearranged bundles, so I just snagged a few of those that I liked.

How to Make your own garland | Garland DIY | DIY Garland Ideas | DIY Garland Christmas | DIY Garland Greenery |

I pulled a long piece of twine and, leaving some extra on one end, started tying the individual pieces of greenery to the twine.

I tied them close together so that you didn’t see individual pieces but rather a long chain of green.

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A simple double knot will do.  I tried to alternate between the different greens, but, I didn’t adhere to a strict pattern.

How to Make your own garland | Garland DIY | DIY Garland Ideas | DIY Garland Christmas | DIY Garland Greenery |

I kept tying until I ran out of the pieces.  Actually, I was so surprised how long this sweet little garland ended up being!

The look of garland made from greenery never goes out style.  Learn how to make your own budget-friendly and completely customizable faux greenery garland in just a few minutes!

The look of garland made from greenery never goes out style.  Learn how to make your own budget-friendly and completely customizable faux greenery garland in just a few minutes!

For Christmas, I have it up on the mantle with the wood bead garland I mentioned previously.  It’s the perfect simple farmhouse Christmas mantle.

The look of garland made from greenery never goes out style.  Learn how to make your own budget-friendly and completely customizable faux greenery garland in just a few minutes!

The look of garland made from greenery never goes out style.  Learn how to make your own budget-friendly and completely customizable faux greenery garland in just a few minutes!

That’s all for today, friends!!

Wishing you a joyful day!

 

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I’m Sarah - - a wife, boy-mom, procrastinator, part-time pharmacist, full-time crafting addict and lover of joy-filled days. This is a creative space for all my DIY and home decor projects and making our house a JOYful home.

5 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own DIY Garland

  1. So cute and simple! I’m always amazed how much they charge for those at the store! Thanks for giving us a simple DIY. Gotta try this next year 🙂

  2. Krista this really looks nice.and easy to make with your step by step guide on – how to make. Thank you Krista! I always look forward to seeing ” Making it in the Mountains” in my Emails each time you post. One question: Where is your white Christmas Tree or did I miss it somehow? If I did could you reply with the link please? I decided to ask you as I have been searching and searching and just cannot find it. Or perhaps you are saving this to show us in an upcoming post? I love the simplicity of white and a white tree as it screams with so many options that might not work as well on a green tree. Thanks again Krista for all your helpful tips, wonderful farmhouse style design out of the box ideas and DIY projects. Deanna

    1. You are so, so sweet Deanna! Thanks for your kind words! I’ve always wanted a white tree, but haven’t actually gotten one for myself yet – maybe this year with the sales after Christmas! I agree, they definitely give you some opportunity to try things you just couldn’t with a traditional green one. Thanks again Deanna and Merry Christmas!

      1. Yes after Christmas for sure – I live frugally and buy second hand only- but new to me everything. Well almost except undies…… and also I have been know to find & hunt for treasures left by the curbside of people homes. So one never knows -but a white tree is on my mental lookout list. A very Merry Christmas too you as well and all the best to and your family. P.S. My grandson is also named Carson 🙂

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