I love looking at Christmas decorations and have always wanted to buy those expensive but beautiful garlands that match my Christmas tree. Unfortunately I can’t afford to spend a lot of money on decorations so this year, I’m making my own garland! Hope you like how it turned out!
What You’ll Need
- Christmas Garland
- Choose the length that you need. I needed to do my entire stairway and balcony so I purchased two 18-foot garland from Home Depot.
- You can purchase pre-lit or unlit garland, it just depends on what you want. I purchased pre-lit garland for $19.99 at Home Depot.
- Floral Wire
- Purchased from Walmart for $1.97 for 250 feet.
- Poinsettia Flower Clips
- For one 18-foot garland, you will need at least 6.
- Purchased from Walmart for $0.99 each.
- For one 18-foot garland, you will need between 10-12 medium to large pinecones
- Can be purchased or found in your yard.
- If purchased, can be scented, glittered or plain.
- Purchased at Walmart two scented, gold glittered pinecone bag for $3.97
- Ball Ornaments
- Any ball ornament of your choosing in standard size
- For one 18-foot garland, you will need about 6-8 ball ornaments
Unravel entire garland and spread apart each branch to add fullness.
From the floral wire, cut 10-12 8-inch wires for the pinecones and 6-8 4-inch wires for the ball ornaments and set aside.
Using the Poinsettia Flower Clips, clip each flower to the main garland strand, not the branches. Place the first flower 1 foot from the beginning of the garland and placing another flower clip every 3 feet after.
Next, gather your pinecones and using the longer 8-inch floral wire, wrap the wire around the base of each pinecone and securing with 1-2 twists (see image below). Fasten one pinecone at both ends of the garland and two pinecones between each Poinsettia flower using the floral wire to attach pinecones to the main garland strand.
Gather the ball ornaments and using the 4-inch floral wires, attach the ornaments to the main strand of the garland placing 1-2 between each Poinsettia flower. Don’t worry if these are a little bit loose.
Finished Christmas Garland
Hang your garland up and enjoy!
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