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!
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.
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.
A simple double knot will do. I tried to alternate between the different greens, but, I didn’t adhere to a strict pattern.
I kept tying until I ran out of the pieces. Actually, I was so surprised how long this sweet little garland ended up being!
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.
That’s all for today, friends!!
Wishing you a joyful day!