How to Make an Indoor DIY Christmas Archway For the Holidays

Welcome to my step-by-step tutorial on how to create a DIY Christmas archway. In this guide, I'll walk you through the process of building the arch, securing it in place, adorning it with swags, and decorating it with ornaments.

The best part? It's an affordable project that you can easily find the supplies for on platforms like Amazon.

So, let's get started on transforming a simple metal arch into a statement party piece, all set for the holiday season!

For even more ideas, see Hometalk's ultimate guide to DIY Christmas decor here.

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

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Metal archway

1. Build the archway

Here is my metal arch and what I'm getting ready to do is to decorate it to transition from one room to another. This is not a terribly expensive thing. You can buy these on Amazon.

Tying the ribbon to the wall

2. Tie the archway to the wall with ribbon

I'm going to take my ribbon and wrap it around really tightly right here. Then, I will tie a bow and put a nice swag there. That will add to our entrance and help to secure our archway.

Making loops of ribbon for the swags

3. Make the swags

I'm just going to hand-tie a couple of bows by making and gathering loops of ribbon.

Attaching little swags to the ribbon

My little swags are there and you would never know that they are there to make sure that our arch is more secure.

Covering the archway with greenery

4. Cover the archway with greenery

Now it's time to start decorating our arch for Christmas. I'm going to start with the garland and place it right along the arch frame.

Twisting the stems around the arch

These stems are wiry so I don't need to use these pipe cleaners. I'm just going to twist the branches around the frame.

Filling in the gaps with greenery

5. Fill in the gaps

We're just going to make this look really full like it's a tree arched over the top of you.

Threading a pipe cleaner through the ornaments

6. Decorate

I have all of the greenery that I want to have on here and now I'm going to add some shatterproof ornaments I'm just going to feed a pipe cleaner through two or three to create a cluster.

One little tip I have is to take some hot glue and glue those little tops on; if not, they love to pop right off.

Attaching the ornaments with pipe cleaners

I'm going to feed the pipe cleaners right down through the greenery and attach them. If they are not long enough, you can just extend the pipe cleaners by adding another pipe cleaner to them.

Indoor Christmas archway
DIY Christmas archway with swags either side
DIY Christmas archway

DIY Christmas archway

So there you have it: a beautiful Christmas archway with swags on either side (don't tell those are helping to hold our arch!).

You can walk over the little Christmas entry to a Christmas table. Then, when we turn around, you're going to see this beautiful arch all decorated for Christmas with big beautiful ornaments.

If you have something grand planned this holiday season this might be something that you want to think about or even for future holidays. I hope this is something that you want to try this year. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Chloe Crabtree
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