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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....
A Garland Basic
You'll need some string to make diy garland. Here's a few suggestions to get you started.....
Naturally suited for Fall garlands, don't you think?
DIY Garland - Fabric YoYo Christmas Garland
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
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
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
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. :)
DIY Garland of Dyed Coffee-Filters
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.
DIY Garland - White Starfish Garland
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
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 HGTV.com)
DIY Garland of Fall Leaves
DIY Dried Orange Slice Garland
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 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
What time of the year do you decorate with DIY garlands?
Pretty Pom Pom DIY 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.
DIY Garlands Galore! - More DIY Garland ideas.....
- Outdoor Party Garland - DIY Style
Uses birthday party hats and Christmas lights.
- PopCorn Garland
- DIY Pennant Garland
Scrapbook paper and cardstock are the main ingredients for this pretty DIY garland.
- DIY Make Flower Garlands
DIY instructions for floral garlands for home décor or to wear in your hair.