Today’s Christmas Garland DIY project is a really simple project…yet I almost decided to not share it because this was my first time making a garland and it just didn’t turn out like I wanted it to! Not all DIY projects work out the way we want them too but I still thought it was cute enough to share!
I decided to make a garland because I wanted to make some Christmas decor utilizing things I already had so I didn’t have to spend any extra money. For this project, everything used I had on hand already. Supplies included twine/jute rope, floral wire, letter decals, Christmas pine tree clippings, ribbon, and wood slices.
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First, I started wrapping green floral wire around the pine tree clippings (from our Christmas tree) and twine to make the garland. It took a few layers of the pine clippings on the twine till it actually looked like a garland.
For the lettering “Merry & Bright” I chose to use vinyl decal letters since I didn’t have much time, although I do prefer to paint the letters on wood more. You can also use letter stickers sold at craft stores if you’re in a time crunch too. Then, I threaded Christmas ribbon through the holes on the tree branch wood slices.
Finally, I tied the ribbon wood slices to the pine garland! And that’s it! I’m not sure exactly where I am going to keep it, but I am liking it hung on our oversized chalkboard!
I’m keeping the rest of our Christmas decor really simple this year since we are going to be visiting family over the holidays. What do you think of my DIY rustic Christmas garland? Follow along on Instagram and Facebook for my latest projects, as well as Pinterest!