55 Best DIY Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas Wrap your Home for the Holidays

Turn your home into a Christmas fairytale with our collection of decor ideas with garlands. These brilliant ornaments can be placed at almost every place indoors.

Add some decorative baubles or figures or pinecones and they will be easily blended into the theme of your Christmas decor.

With the garlands you can define a place from your home, making it a focal point. Garlands will surely contribute to making the atmosphere more festive and happier.

Best DIY Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas. Garland may be one of the most quintessential Christmas decorations you can have in your home during the holiday season, not counting your tree, of course. You may want to DIY your own to match your other decor, or opt for a more classic store-bought look. #decorhomeideas

Check the ideas for DIY garlands of various designs that can be personalized as to fit in every perception and space! And most importantly, include the whole family in the preparation process and gather lovely and fun memories while making with these great garlands!

1. Advent Calendar Bag Garland

Bags of Christmas #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

These cute burlap bags are tied on a string to form an advent Christmas garland.

The ornaments used for decoration follow one pattern but of different designs- date number, candy cane stripe, green felt, red jingle bells, felt Christmas baubles.

After each bag has been sewn and decorated, it is filled with cotton or wool to create the illusion of a bag full of gifts.

The components of this garland are big so it can be used for decoration of a wall, door or the fireplace.

2. Christmas Themed Gingerbread Garland

Baker’s Delight #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

The letters of this garland are made of gingerbread dough. The recipe can be found on the link below.

The project is children-friendly so you can involve your kids in the cooking stage.

The initials are made with letter cutters. Then make holes at the top of each letter to string a twine through after they have been baked.

via Hello Wonderful

3. Natural Look Birch Ring Garland

Birch Bark Beauty #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

The design of this nature-inspired garland reminds a lot of the paper chains we made back at school.

Instead of paper birch bark strips are used to form the chain sections. Because of its simplicity and rustic charm, this garland will look as a fantastic Christmas addition to the fireplace.

via Dream a Little Bigger

4. Colorful Wood Beads

Brilliant Beads #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

If you are keen on DIYs, then you must have a collection of wooden beads somewhere in the craft closet. It is time to take it out and string your colorful bead garland!

If the beads you have got are not colored, don’t worry- paint them, apply a glitter layer, decorate them with washi tape.

5. Ribbon Hung Ornament Window Décor

Bulbs and Bows #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

The garlands are the most suitable Christmas decor for the windows. You can tie them around the curtain rod or leave them dangle from the window frame.

This DIY is an example of a garland that utilizes a set of small Dollar store balls. The interest comes with the ribbon ties on top of each ornament.

via La Celebracion

6. Peppermint Look Ribbon Swag

Candy Cane Delight #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This garland is made of oversized bows in the same color pattern- red and white as of the candy cane.

Each bow is made by twisting a ribbon length. If you are going to decorate the railings of a staircase, you can tie each ribbon to the wood.

In case you need the garland as one piece, glue them onto a wide ribbon and then hang or weave around.

7. Pull Through Felt Candy Cane Garland

Candy Cane Twist #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

To make this red and white garland you need felt. Instead of twisting it into the traditional spiral pattern of the candy cane, lay them together and then twist them to create this interesting braided look.

The size of the garland may vary but in all cases, it should be used as a fine Christmas touch to the existing decoration.

8. Dramatic Doorway Christmas Candy Display

Candy Land #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Make your front door stunning by decorating it with an ornamented garland.

To create this beautiful arch you need oversized ornaments like balls, candy canes, lollipops, snowflakes and ribbons.

When preparing the parts of this garland make sure to follow a certain color combination -red, white and green for example. The alignment pattern is also important, otherwise the garland will look too overwhelming instead of defining and welcoming.

9. Gathered Burlap Ribbon Garland

Charmingly Rustic #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

If you don’t like the sparkling elements and are rather keen on the more natural and plain decoration, here is an idea for a rustic garland.

It is made of long burlap fabric strips and the drapery effect is achieved by weaving in and out along the center of the strip with large running stitches.

This garland is suitable for a mantle or fireplace decoration, why not for the Christmas tree if you are aiming at achieving a more rustic atmosphere.

via Simply Notable

10. Oversized Ornament Glittering Door Décor

Christmas Cheer #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

If you want to show the festive mood of your family from the front door, then you must try this appealing garland.

The colors for the ornaments are different shades of green and red. The basis of this arch is pine garland. It is decorated with Christmas ornaments in different size and design but all in the color combo.

Some of the ornaments are made of styrofoam and wood. After hanging the ornaments onto the garland, fill the empty spaces with tied ribbon lengths or bows.

A cheerful sign and a wreath in combination can fill the undecorated part of the door.

via Miss Cayces Wonderland

11. Sweet Treats Felt Christmas Garland

Cookies and Sugarplums #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

If you have some felt pieces left and some basic sewing skills, you can make this charming cookie garland which will remind of the sugarplum garland tradition.

Cut the cookie shapes on felt, sew a pair together and leave a small hole to stuff the figure with cotton or wool and give it a three dimensional look. The sugarplums are represented by felt balls. Sugar canes are also made of felt and beautifully edged with lace.

Hang all of the felt ornaments on twine or cord. To make the garland more playful, suspend the ornaments on different height.

12. Simple And Natural Pinecone Garland

Country Charm #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Making a garland with pinecones is an easy project. Just gather identical in size pinecones and prepare twine. It will be best if the twine is green, white or red as these are the traditional colors of Christmas.

Then just tie twine around each pinecone. You can define how tight the pinecones to be arranged.

Another design of the same garland can be achieved by spraying the pinecones with artificial snow.

via Ballard Designs

13. Crochet A Sweet Bow Garland

Creative Crocheting #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

There is a very cute garland idea for those of you that are skillful in crocheting.

It is made of bows tied with twine ending in fluffy pom poms. Each bow is attached to a twine forming a very charming garland that can be hung to a wall, to the mantle, even to the Christmas tree.

The creator of this garland explains the crochet pattern so you can give it a try.

via Flamingo Toes

14. Painted Cup Light String

Dixie Cup Garland #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This idea for a Christmas garland will make the plain white twinkling lights more interesting.

The dixie cups are painted in the pastel color palette first. Then an X cut is made in the bottom of each to secure the inserted bulb.

This garland looks like a string of tiny lamps and this make it particularly attractive when hung to the ceiling.

via Rhiannon Bosse

15. Mini Ornament DIY Banister Garland

DIY Christmas Garland #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Do you like the ornaments for stairs at the stores? Well, they can be quite expensive, so we present to your attention a DIY garland idea that will be as fascinating as the pre-made ones.

The advantage of this project is that you can customize it according to your taste and staircase sizes to increase your personal touch.

via Real Creative Real Organized

16. Three Dimensional Stars And Clouds

Elegant Paper #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This simple paper garland will find its place in any style of decoration because of its neutral color and charming shapes.

Cut stars and clouds from paper. Fold each in the middle and then glue three of them together to achieve the three dimensional shape. Before gluing the third piece of cut out, insert the string to fix the ornament ait the desired place.

17. Cut Out Felt Tree String

Felt Cut Outs #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This is another easy and cute garland idea which requires various shades of green felt.

Start by printing your pine tree pattern and transferring it on a cardboard. Use the thicker paper sample to trace out pine trees on every felt sheet.

Then strung or glue the cut out trees onto the green string. Such a garland can be hung on a window, on the mantle as a simple cute addition to a more colorful decoration.

18. Festive Cozy Felt Ball Garland

Felted Wool Garland #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Such a felt ball garland will add a lot of farmhouse charm to your interior. Made of woold, the balls strung on a cord are made of wool and that instantly makes the space warmer and more welcoming.

Making it is very easy as long as you have the felt balls ready. Just insert them on a cord with a needle following the color pattern.

This garland can find its place easily- indoors as a Christmas tree ornament or outside-hung on the front door.

19. DIY Craft Paper Christmas Banner

Fun and Simple #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

The parts of this garland create the welcoming message “Merry Christmas”. The background of the letters is made of paper in the typical Christmas color scheme.

The letters are taken from a scrap-booking set in ivory, however you can also DIY from thicker paper.

The easiest way to attach the letters to a twine or rope length is to use small clothespins. In case you don’t have such, use a needle to put through each flag.

via Vicky Barone

20. Colorful Felt Strip Garland

Fun Felt #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Do you have felt pieces left from another DIY project? This garland idea will utilize them all creating an attractive felt garland.

It is very easy to do it as you only have to tie the strips to a cord, yarn or a ribbon.

You can customize the color pattern of the garland according to the felt pieces you have got on hand and depending on how colorful would you like it to be.

via Tell Love and Party

21. Holiday Shapes Gingerbread String

Gingerbread Joy #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This DIY garland is very cute and very tasty! Made of gingerbread cookies, it can be added to the decor of every room.

Each cookie has two holes in the middle made prior to baking them to let the stringing to a ribbon.

via Neringa Blogas

22. DIY Glitter Faceted Diamond Garland

Glittering Diamonds #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This garland uses the paper origami technique. You can use card stock or thick kraft paper to make the diamond-shaped ornaments.

The decoration of each diamond is up to you- it can be covered with glitter, each side can be painted in different color, etc.

In all cases the final result will be very attractive because of the three dimensional effect of the diamonds.

via Lines Across

23. Luminous Gold Mylar Bursts Swag

Gold Sparkle #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This golden garland will surely make any place a focal point with its sparkling effect.

The pom poms are made of gold Mylar. Each layer is folded and then tied into the center with a wire to get the fan-like shape.

This stunning garland can be hung anywhere where there is not much interest.

via Shelterness

24. Woven Sparkling Ribbon Stair Garland

Golden Holiday #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Garlands are the perfect decoration for staircases. They can be easily woven around the railings creating a good transition between the floors.

As a basis use a green garland. Depending on your taste and the rest of the decoration, get Christmas balls from the Dollar store.

Put a red poinsettia and a cluster of balls at equal steps. Then make large ribbons in the same colors to tie below the poinsettias.

You can add pinecones, twinkling lights, small ball garlands and any other ornaments that will fit into the composition.

via Creative Lessons From My Heart

25. Layered Multi-Garland Focal Wall

Harmonious Chaos #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This is a very cute idea of how you can combine different handmade garlands on one undecorated wall.

Although each garland is of different style, the way they are layered makes a good mix match.

26. Sweet Smelling Citrus Clove Garland

Holiday Spice #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This Christmas garland idea will not only add decorative beauty but also delicious fragrance to the indoors.

It is made of orange peels cut with sharp metal cookie cutters. Some of the shapes are decorated with cloves to mix the fruit aroma with a spicier smell.

The prepared shapes can be hung onto a twine or can be fixed to fairy lights.

via Sesame Seed Designs

27. Rustic Antique Bell Rope

Jingle All The Way #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Increase the festive atmosphere with the cheerful sounds of the jingle bells! You can make a musical garland with jingle bells only by tying them to twine.

If you hang this garland on the mantle or over the door, you will surely be enjoying the cheerful sounds.

28. DIY Mini House String Lights Project

Lighted Houses #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

These garlands are made of paper and styrofoam balls. The one with the houses has a light effect because the basis of the garland is a string of fairy lights.

The houses are made of corrugated cardboard and each part of the house is colored to give the ornament a more traditional look.

The cutest thing about this garland is that a light bulb is inserted into each ornament to both fix it to the string and to give it a smooth illuminating effect.

29. Glitter Paper Holiday Sentiment

Merry And Bright Garland #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This garland is actually a message that welcomes its positive meaning.

To make it more attractive, cut the letters from glittery paper. If you want to make sure that all initials are of the same size and font, print them on paper first and then outline them on the craft paper.

Make small holes at the top of each letter to string them on the cord afterward.

30. Stunning Citrus And Greenery Garland

Naturally Fresh #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This is another DIY garland idea that welcomes nature indoors. The basis of the garland is made of pine twigs.

The traditional pinecones are replaced with citrus fruits which contrast well against the deep green and give the garland more depth.

Certainly this garland will be more than just another Christmas decor as it will spread nice and fresh aroma throughout the house.

via Elle Decor

31. Natural Leaf Rope Garland

Nature Beauty #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

The garlands can be made of natural elements different from pine twigs and pinecones.

Wide leaves like those on the photo will add a lot of rustic beauty to the interior by attaching clusters of them to a rope

At the end, the rope will not be visible at all and the garland will look as if created by nature.

32. Traditional Popcorn And Berries

Old fashion Christmas #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Do you miss your childhood? This DIY garland used to be a traditional craft in each family before Christmas.

Why not make it today and tell your kids how you use to make it when you were their age? You can turn the making of this garland into a tradition for your family every Christmas.

via Homesteading

33. Delicious Spice Cinnamon Orange String

Orange Spice #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Such a garland aims to add color and sentimental aroma to the interior during Christmas. It is made of slices of orange, cinnamon sticks and whole bay leaves.

Before stringing the ornaments onto the twine, there is a special preparation stage of the orange slices. They have to be baked first and then left additionally drying overnight. This special procedure will preserve them from rotting for a long time.

via Hearth and Vine

34. Sweet Paper Holly Leaves Garland

Paper Holly #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Use another symbol of winter and Christmas to make a paper garland that can be hung anywhere in your home.

You need only paper to make it- two shades of green for the leaves, red and shades of pink for the berries. Make samples from cardboard and start transferring them onto the paper.

To make the actual garland, just glue each paper shape onto a yarn or twine length.

via Habitissimo

35. Colorful Light Shade Paper Cup Garland

Paper Lanterns #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

To make this garland you need a string of twinkling lights and paper cups.

You can leave the cups white or decorate each with festive or other types of craft paper.

Make an X-cut on the bottom of each cup to insert the light bulb into the cup and achieve the lantern look.

Mind that the color of the light will be slightly changed if the color of the paper is different than white. That could be another great holiday effect of this simple garland.

36. DIY Colorful Christmas Light Garland

Paper Lights #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This is a DIY garland project that will surely gather the whole family together.

It is made entirely of paper pieces glued together so this will be an activity your kids can easily do.

At the end just string the baubles to a string. This garland is very cute and colorful and it can become a great addition to the Christmas decor in the kids’ room.

via Stubbornly Crafty

37. Crafty Plate Snowman Face Swag

Paper Snowmen #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This is another kid-friendly garland that will create a lot of fun for the youngest ones.

Not many supplies are needed to make it- a pack of paper plates and cardstock for the embellishment.

Make sure to expose the fun garland somewhere visible as it will not only create smiles but also a very festive atmosphere.

via 1 Pure Heart

38. Peppermint Ring Tree Garland

Peppermint Chain #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This garland is made of sugar candy canes twisted a little bit to get the round shape.

Each mini candy cane is slightly heated in the middle to become more flexible and adjustable in shape. To make a continuous garland, attach each cane to the next one in a chain-like pattern.

via Frosting and Smile

39. Pretty Polka Dot Rag Tie Garland

Polka Dot Christmas #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This garland is one of the most fun ones, maybe because of the polka dots on each fabric.

They also make the fabric very festive and attractive so it will be a great addition to the holiday decor.

To make it, you need fabric with polka dots. Each piece is cut with shears to give the edges of the strips some texture and interest.

The finish the garland just tie the pieces to a red, green or white ribbon.

via The Party Teacher

40. Vivid Felt Ball Strung Garland

Polka Dots On A String #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This cheerful garland will be a great addition to a simpler decoration that needs a bit of burst of colors.

Being one of the easiest DIY garlands, you need felt balls and a twine or yarn length to insert the balls onto with a needle.

via My Sparkle

41. Simple Textured Pom Pom Garland

Pompom Garland #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This pompom garland is inspired both by the farmhouse and Scandinavian living.

It is very simple but its texture and materials will contribute to making the decor more welcoming and comforting.

Prepare your pompoms by cutting white wool yarn. The sticks can be taken from the craft store.

Then just string them onto the cord.

via Elsie Marley

42. Pink And Beaded Layered Swag

Pretty in Pink #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

If the interior of your home outlines the luxury taste of yours, then the Christmas decor must continue this impression.

Don’t worry, it won’t cost you a lot as it is down to arrangement and textures, not to price.

This is an arrangement arching the mantle of a fireplace in a tiered way. Start with two layers of sparkling garlands. The lower level is represented by a garland made of beads.

The center of this arrangement is taken by a feather wreath.

43. Stylish Neutral Wood Bead String

Scandinavian Tradition #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This garland is inspired by the Scandinavian style and will add a lot of elegance and individualism to the Christmas decoration.

To make it, you need a various shapes and sizes of wooden beads in white or cream color.

Alternate a section of beads with a diamond made of sticks onto a cord.

via The House That Lars Built

44. Pretty Glittering Paper Polka Dot Garland

Scrapbooking Garland #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

Garlands doesn’t have to be of a complicated design to achieve the festive look and effect.

Glitter circles cut from gold and red paper will have a great Christmas decor effect when they are aligned alternating on a string.

45. Greenery Swag And Fairy Lights

Simple Style #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

You can easily make such a lit Christmas nook using the twinkling light you have got on hand and pine twigs from the forest.

Tie the bough with ribbon at three places. Decorate the lowest curves of the pine garland with Christmas ornaments.

Then finish your garland with a fairy light string woven around the twig.

via Life Little Sweets

46. Traditional Evergreen And Pinecone Swag

Simply Classic #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

If you like the classical decoration for Christmas, this beautiful garland will fit into your perception.

It is made of pine garlands hung around the window frame. The top corners are being accentuated with large red ribbons, giving the garland curves like a drapery.

You can add twinkling lights, pinecones and even real pine twigs to the arrangement.

Place a wreath made of the same materials in the center of the window to anchor the Christmas vibe.

via Matthew Gleason

47. Add Holiday Swag To A Metal Bedframe

Soft and Comforting #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

If you want to add a pinch of the Christmas mood to your bedroom, you can do it in a very gentle and charming way.

You can make the wreaths two ways- with styrofoam wreaths or with wire. These are the materials the basis of the wreath should be made of.

The decoration of the wreath basis is made of fabric pieces like strips either glued or tied around the circle.

If you are looking for that particular welcoming and romantic effect, the burlap or the linen fabrics will do a great job.

48. Ornament Cluster Mantel Topper

String of Pearls #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

One of the easiest garland ideas uses extra baubles. Just string them on a ribbon to create an ornamented garland.

Because of the rich final effect, this garland can be used to decorate an empty area like the mantle of a fireplace.

via Brit Co

49. DIY Pinecone And Felt Ball Garland

Sugarplums and Pine Cones #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This garland idea turns the pinecones into attractive alternative of the traditional sugarplums simply by ornamenting them with felt balls.

Give the pinecones a frost effect by brushing the edges gently with white paint. Then glue the balls onto them.

You tie or glue the pinecones to twine or yarn. As the garland is very sweet and colorful, it will look well in the kids’ room or hung on an undecorated wall or mantel.

via Shelterness

50. Natural Elements Rustic Garland

Twig Pinecone Garland #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This entirely made of natural materials garland can be a decoration used throughout all seasons.

It is made of twigs and pinecones tied with knots onto a twine length. Making it will take you around 2 hours but the final effect is totally worth it- a rustic beauty that can beautify the windows, the mantle, the Christmas tree.

via Funky Junk Interiors

51. Burlap Strip String Light Garland

Twinkling Burlap #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

If you are looking for a garland that can fit your rustic Christmas decor, don’t be no more.

This DIY burlap one can be customized in size and colors. To make it, choose burlap fabric and cut it into strips. Then just tie each onto a string of fairy lights.

via Create Craft Love

52. Extend Your Tree To A Mantel Display

Two of a Kind #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This is an example of a classical Christmas interior where colors, sizes and positions are strictly and well managed.

If you admire this post-card look, get a pine garland of the same material and texture as your Christmas tree. This is not all, the ornaments for the garland should also be the same.

via Founterior

53. Vintage Fabric Strip Rag Tie Garland

Vintage Inspired Garland #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

If you want to make your Christmas decor more individual and memorable, think outside the box. Replace the pine twigs with fabric scraps and tie them onto a rope.

You can follow a pattern or just tie randomly selected strips for a greater vintage result.

54. Elegant Paper Leaf Garland With Berries

White Leaves #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This beautiful garland is made of white leaves and berries. It will stay forever as all leaves are crafted from white card stock paper and vellum.

The realistic shape of the leaves is achieved by folding each leaf cut in the middle. Then the ready leaf is glued to a string.

The berries can be faux or paper cuts glued onto the leaves.

via BHG

55. Vibrant Wooden Bead String

Wonderful Wood #Christmas #DIY #garland #decorhomeideas

This is another idea for a bead garland that will make Christmas more cheerful and colorful.

The pattern can vary in color sequence and size. Alternate them as you like and make this fantastic garland that will burst its colors wherever placed.

via A Joygul Riot

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