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DIY Garland

Updated on September 6, 2014
DIY Wine Cork Christmas Garland
DIY Wine Cork Christmas Garland | Source

Do It Yourself Garland for All Occasions

Christmas is not the only time for DIY garland. There are numerous occasions where do it yourself garland (or bunting as its called in some regions) becomes an essential part of decorating for celebrations or just for fun too.

The DIY wine cork garland shown was made using an awl to create a hole in opposing ends of the cork, assorted beads and natural hemp served as the anchor. I used a large-eye crafting needle to push the hemp through the center of the corks. It's an easy DIY garland....the most challenging part of this project is collecting all those wine corks.

DIY garland, anyone? Here are a few projects to get you started....

Winter Garland

A Garland Basic

You'll need some string to make diy garland. Here's a few suggestions to get you started.....

One Package of 400 feet 100% Natural Hemp Cord #20
One Package of 400 feet 100% Natural Hemp Cord #20

Naturally suited for Fall garlands, don't you think?


DIY Garland - Fabric YoYo Christmas Garland

DIY Garland - Fabric YoYo Christmas Garland
DIY Garland - Fabric YoYo Christmas Garland | Source

Etsy shop owner, yoyocottage, offers some lovely fabric yoyo garlands if you're not into making diy garlands (or don't have the time.) This is 9 feet of lovely red garland perfect to adorn the Christmas tree.

If, however, you do want to make your own DIY garland, use a yoyo maker from Clover. I have several different sizes and I love using them to make yoyos!

DIY Garland - Look Alike Capiz Shell Garland

Capiz Shell Garland via HomeStories AtoZ
Capiz Shell Garland via HomeStories AtoZ | Source

How incredibly cool is this DIY garland?!!...Beth at HomeStories A to Z cleverly used wax paper circles....a LOT of wax paper circles to make this DIY garland that resembles costly capiz shell. She explains the process here.

A two-inch punch would work beautifully for this DIY garland project:

DIY Christmas Ornament Garland
DIY Christmas Ornament Garland | Source

DIY Christmas Ornament Garland

Desire to Inspire features this lovely and gigantic mantlepiece décor made of lots and lots of Christmas ornaments. This garland was created by a reader who wanted to share this fabulous project. This makes me wish I had a fireplace mantle......

DIY Garland - Cookie and Candy Cane Garland

DIY Cookie Garland
DIY Cookie Garland | Source

Isn't this the sweetest diy garland? Amy of nanaCompany crafted this cookie garland to hang in her daughter's room. There is no tutorial available, it's meant to inspire you. I'm definitely inspired. :)

Spring Garland

DIY Garland of Dyed Coffee-Filters

Dyed Coffe-Filter Garland DIY
Dyed Coffe-Filter Garland DIY | Source

DIY weddings get a hand with the décor when you use lots and lots of garlands. The folks at Martha Stewart used coffee filters and dye. Here's how they did it.

Summer Garland

DIY Garland - White Starfish Garland

DIY Garland - White Starfish Garland
DIY Garland - White Starfish Garland | Source

This charming garland made of white starfish is suited for any type of beachy décor. Six foot lengths of this handmade diy garland is available from Etsy shop owner, beach grass cottage. Go here to get one.

DIY Mirror Garland via HGTV
DIY Mirror Garland via HGTV

DIY Mirror Garland

Isn't this the coolest garland? It's super easy to make; HGTV shows you how to make one and decorate your outdoors.

(Photo credit

Fall Garland

DIY Garland - Fall Leaves
DIY Garland - Fall Leaves

DIY Garland of Fall Leaves

Allison guest posts at Whatever Dee Dee Wants to share this simple diy garland project. Silk leaves are sewn together quickly to create this enchanting Fall garland.

(Photo credit Allison at Little Lovelies)

DIY Dried Orange Slice Garland

DIY Garland - Dried Orange Slices via Flower Patch Farmgirl
DIY Garland - Dried Orange Slices via Flower Patch Farmgirl

Simple and charming are the words I use to describe this DIY garland of dried orange slices. Flower Patch Farmgirl has all the details so you can make your own. Here's the how to so you can make your own garland.

"Just for Fun" Garland

DIY Garland - Pom Pom Garland
DIY Garland - Pom Pom Garland | Source

DIY Garland - Pom Pom Garland of Yarn

Go to momtastic for this fun and easy tutorial to make a diy garland of pom poms. Use a wooden fork to create the poms as shown in the tutorial or get the Knifty Knitter Pom Pom maker.

Pause for a Poll

DIY Valentine Felt Heart Garland
DIY Valentine Felt Heart Garland | Source

What time of the year do you decorate with DIY garlands?

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Pretty Pom Pom DIY Garland

DIY Pom Pom Garland
DIY Pom Pom Garland

DIY Pom Pom Garland at Etsy via millalove.

Knifty Knitter Knows Pom Poms

I LOVE my pom pom maker. Seriously, with all the cool pom pom projects out there (not to mention DIY garland), every household can use one of these. I bought two. One for me and one as a gift. Simple crafting for all ages.

Have you ever made any DIY garland?

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      4 years ago

      My mom's family often made DIY garlands for Christmas, from the traditional paper loops to spangles of shiny paper my great sewed together on the sewing machine.

      I love the examples you show here -- each is better than the one before!

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      5 years ago from Southern California

      I would like to surround an oil painting with a nice Christmas garland this year.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love the fabric yo yo garland! I made some paper garland this year with my grandkids. Fun stuff!

    • KateHonebrink profile image


      5 years ago

      I've never made DIY garland, but your article has inspired me to try! Kudos!!

    • hlkljgk profile image


      6 years ago from Western Mass

      we love dried fruit and popcorn garlands :)

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      Tony Bonura 

      6 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I just wanted to let you know that I have featured this lens in my brand new lens How To Make A Popcorn Garland. Stop by if you have time and let me know what you think of it.


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      Tony Bonura 

      6 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I have made popcorn garlands to use for decorations around the house and on Christmas trees.


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      6 years ago from Iowa

      So many clever ideas. I like doing a new fun home made project for the holidays each year. This year may be garland. :)

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      6 years ago

      My boyfriend made me Jewish stars garland last year for my Hanukkah bush. It was just too cute.

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Love the Look Alike Capiz Shell Garland! *blessed


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