How to Make a Festive DIY Christmas Garland For the Holidays

Get ready to deck your halls with festive flair! This tutorial will show you how to make your very own DIY Christmas garland that adds a touch of holiday magic to your home. For more of my Christmas diy decor, come on by Celebrate & Decorate!

By following these steps, you'll learn how to hang garlands that really make an impact. Don't miss out on this easy guide to crafting a gorgeous DIY Christmas garland that will surely brighten up your space and spread holiday cheer.

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

Tools and materials

Command hooks

1. Attach command hooks

The first thing you need to do for this project is to attach a lot of command hooks.

Command cord bundler

In addition to the command hooks, I also used these command cord bundlers this year. You will need more command hooks across the top or the horizontal area than down the vertical side.

Garland with a loop at the end

2. Attach the garlands

My garlands have a loop on the end.

Attaching the vertical garland to the wall

I began hanging one vertically and used the cord bundlers to keep it attached close to the wall.

Attaching the horizontal garland

Next, I used a different hook and used a number of command hooks and cord bundlers to attach the second garland across the top horizontally. You need to make sure that you use the stem or trunk of the garland to hang from the hooks, not just the greenery, or your garland will certainly come down.

At the end of my first garland, I had another one of those loops. I used that to attach to one of the hooks.

Hanging garlands

This is how my opening between the two rooms looks with just two garlands, one hanging vertically and one hanging horizontally.

Making a big red bow with red velvet ribbon

3. Make a bow

The garlands are up and it's time to tie a big, beautiful red velvet bow. Loop the ribbon, then secure it with a red pipe cleaner. If you need to learn how to tie the bow, you can follow my video tutorial here!

Attaching the bow to the garland

4. Attach the bow

I attached my bow with a pipe cleaner to the corner where all of the garlands meet.

Tucking the ribbon streamers into the garland

The streamers can then be tucked right into the garlands, both horizontally and vertically.

Attaching the giant jingle bells

5. Attach jingle bells

I picked up these oversized red jingle bells at Michael's and used a pipe cleaner to attach them securely, either to a garland or to one of my command hooks.

Giant jingle bells graduated from higher down to lower

I made sure that I hung the jingle bells high enough that no one would hit their heads on them, and I graduated them from higher down to lower as they got close to the wall.

DIY Christmas garland in a corner
DIY Christmas garland

DIY Christmas garland

There you have it, a beautiful lush garland to transition from one room to the other. You can see more of my Christmas decor here! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a festive garland and I would love to know if you tried this DIY Christmas garland idea out and where you decided to display it. Let me know in the comments below.

Chloe Crabtree
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