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.
Update your headboard for the holidays with an unique DIY garland. This cabin-inspired bedroom was layered with holiday charm by tying twigs together in the shape of stars, then connecting them all with sisal rope.
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.
Clematis breeders are working to develop smaller plants that adapt well to containers and small gardens. Tekla Garland clematis delivers. This pretty vine opens 4- to 5-inch-wide flowers non-stop from early summer through fall. Blossoms boast a reddish-pink hue that shifts as individual flowers age. Plants tend to be bushy and are ideal for growing in containers on a pot size tuteur. Tuck into a spot in light shade to full sun for best flowering. To prune, in late winter or early spring, cut all stems back to 6 inches above soil. Vines grow 4 to 5 feet tall and up to 2 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.
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.
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.
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.
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.