Christmas is nearly here — but there is still time to whip together this quick and beautiful DIY Christmas Garland to add some extra sparkle to your holiday decorations…
With only four more sleeps until Santa arrives, we have entered the home stretch of the holiday season.
If you are looking for a festive – but easy – DIY decoration to add a special sparkle to your home, then I have a fantastic DIY holiday idea for you.
I created this garland for a backdrop for our family holiday photos.
I taped ribbon to make a tree shape on my white seamless photo backdrop and then hung this DIY Christmas Garland I made from glitter scrapbook paper.
I also cut out the letters J-O-Y from the scrapbook paper as well.
Since I loved the garland in our photo shoot so much, I wanted to make one for our house too.
I made another garland and hung it on the large mirror that is above our dining room table.
I also added the JOY letters. I just love the glittery effect.
We use the same decorations every year, so it is so nice to add in some new elements.
I placed the left over circles on our dining room table as some extra table decorations.
How to Make a DIY Holiday Garland
This garland is the perfect last minute holiday project. It will take you less than thirty minutes to punch out the circles, sew them together, and hang the garland.
With the kids home from school this week, you can get them involved. Older children can practice basic sewing skills and younger children can work on sorting and creating patterns with the colored circles.
All you need to make the garland is some colorful scrapbook paper, (I bought my fabulous glitter scrapbook paper at the dollar store,) some string, (thread, thin ribbon, or wool will work too,) a large needle, scissors, and a 2 1/2 inch circle punch.
You can purchase a large circle punch like at craft stores such as Michaels. (Don’t forget to use a Michaels 50% off coupon when you buy it.)
If you don’t have a punch, no worries. Just cut out a circle – you can use a glass or can to trace a circle – and then use it as a template to cut out circles from your scrapbook paper.
First, punch or cut your circles. From one 12×12″ sheet of paper, you can get 16 circles if you are using a 2 1/2″ punch.
Then simply sew your circles together, piercing with your needle from the back of a circle and then from the front to the back.
Keep adding circles until the garland is your desired length. Once your garland is long enough, fine tune the spacing between your circles and hang your garland.
And if you want to watch (or share) my DIY Easy Christmas Garland video, here it is:
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