Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

by EngineerMommy
3 Materials
10 Minutes
I don’t know about you but I have been in total Christmas mode around here. I put up our Christmas tree, displayed our Christmas village (more on that tomorrow), and added all kinds of festive touches around the house. Today I am going to show you how I transformed cheap garland into something much more gorgeous and substantial.
Ok, here is the starting point. We have all seen garland like this at the dollar store or big box stores. It’s cheap but it looks completely sad!
Start by twisting together a few strands of the garland together. Here is what it looks like now. It’s not amazing yet, but it’s getting closer now!
Ok, now it’s time for the secret ingredient: real evergreen clippings. I went to my yard and picked an evergreen bush. I got to work with my scissors clipping off small pieces. I brought inside my beautiful pile of real evergreen clippings.
With the hot glue gun, I simply glued the real evergreen pieces directly to the garland. I tried to attach it in an organic way, mimicking the way plants grow.
I absolutely love the way this looks on top of our burlap runner in the dining room. You would never guess this started out as dollar store  garland, right?!

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