Sunday, December 11, 2011

Naturally Simple DIY Garland

I posted earlier about our holiday gallery wall.
I thought I would show you just how simple it was to make the garland.

Our gallery wall needed just that little touch of holiday.
So I tried to figure out a quick and simple solution and came up with
a naturally simple jute garland with wooden ornaments with sprigs of fresh greens.
All of which I already had left over.

What you need to get started.


Jute String

(You could use plain white string or a thin ribbon even a thin piece of fabric.)

Wooden Snowflake Ornaments

( I choose wooden snowflakes because it coordinated with my natural holiday decor,
but you could use silver balls or any ornament really.)

Fresh Green Stems

(I love the fresh greens, but again you could mix it up and a little sparkle by using any glittered stem.)

1. Cut a piece of the jute string long enough for the space you will be hanging it.
Remember to allow for a little extra to get the swag in your garland.
2. Tie on your first snowflake.

3.  Leave about 10-12 inches and apply your stem.
4. Repeat these steps until you filled your garland.

I didn't want mine to be perfectly symetrical so I mixed it up a little.
Here I tied the green sprig then added a snowflake ornament.
You can add pieces directly on the long jute swag to add more interest if you want.
I also did not hang the garland on the wall perfectly symetrical.
I liked that it added that slight touch of whimsy.
Which for me is what the holidays are all about.....spreading cheer.

What do you think of the garland?
I would love to know if you try making this yourself.  Let me know if you do.

To see more of our holiday gallery wall go here.

And don't forget to stop by on Friday for our
{Home for the Holidays}
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  1. This is beautiful! I love the simplicity and natural elements. Nice job!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  2. Love this! I just made a similar one for my mantle!

  3. I adore you beautiful blog. I love your special garland you created. Thank you for sharing. I will follow on my way out so I know the path back to you. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place soon and do the same. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  4. Hi Carrie....thank you for stopping by, Happy Holidays!
    Great idea....jute is one of my favorite all natural materials to work with too...

  5. Love the natural look. Great decorations.


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