Sometimes the less-is-more approach can create greater impact than overly decorative touches. For a pop of green around the perimeter of the front porch, the railing was dressed with bare garland. This adds just the right amount of texture and color to keep it feeling festive.
Actress, singer-songwriter and food blogger Haylie Duff is comfortable with her neutral-chic Los Angeles home. But designer Kelli Ellis decides to splash Haylie's home with a palette of white, pink and blue to create a feminine and eclectic holiday display perfect for her upcoming party. As seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes.
Create a snowball garland for a kid's room with string, white pompoms and a variety of white buttons. First, thread the string onto a needle, then weave the needle through the pompoms and button holes.
All caught up on your latest magazine reads? Put the colorful, glossy pages to good use as garland. Tear each page out, then tear it into thirds. Next, roll each strip of torn paper into a conical shape, using hot glue to hold keep it firmly held together. Lastly, insert twine or yarn through the hollow centers and place each conical side-by-side.
Fabric garland is added below the mantel for a soft, flirty touch. To make, cut yards of fabric into strips. Next, fold each strip in half, then tie to a strand of ribbon. After the ribbon is completely covered with strips, attach the garland to the wall.
Give birch firewood logs new purpose as rustic garland. To create this, use a hacksaw or a chop saw to cut 1/4-inch discs from each log. Next, use a 1/4” drill bit to add two holes, one on the left side and one on the right side of each disc. Lastly, cut yarn or twine to size, then use it to fasten each disc together, side-by-side.
Pine garland is perfect for draping along banisters to add a winter touch to your outdoor decor. Another easy option is to string white bunny tail yarn garland around doors and windows to create a mini snowball effect.
Put a fresh spin on traditional garland by creating a handmade sisal and bell garland. Slide bells onto sisal rope, spacing them about four inches apart, and secure in place with contrasting rope or twine.
Add texture, color and pattern with fabric scrap garland. To make the garland, pick up three to five coordinating fabrics in both solid and patterned options, then cut them into two-inch wide strips using fabric scissors. Next, unfurl a spool of twine to the intended length of the garland, then tie each scrap of fabric to the twine along the center of each scrap.
Candy garland is a more practical alternative to candy necklaces or bracelets. The key to creating these effectively is ensuring kids use safety scissors to cut strands no less than 48 inches in length. Once placed around the tree, these strands can create a cohesive, seamless look without the hassle of having to start directly at the bottom, then winding up and around the tree with one extra-long single strand.
Deck the halls and create a decorative detail that can be enjoyed year after year by transforming ordinary mini pinecones. Simply dip the edges of the pine cones into white tempera paint and allow to dry. Then string onto red twine and hang above the buffet, around the Christmas tree or on the mantel.