Five on Friday ~ Quick and Easy DIY Garlands

Hope y’all are having an amazing Friday! Can you believe that Chrismtas is just 11 days away!! If you’re like me, you still have a lot to do. That’s why Tara and I thought it would be fun to show y’all 5 quick and easy, last minute DIY projects. Be sure to check out Tara’s blog, you’re not going to want to miss the fun projects that she has to share with you today, the link is at the end of this post.

Today, I’m going to share with you, 5 quick and easy DIY garlands. These garlands were all made this afternoon, with the help of my two littles, that gives you an idea of how quick and easy they really are to make!

1. Pinecone garland

What you’ll need:

  • Pinecones
  • Gold/Silver spray paint
  • Twine or rope
  • Screw in eye hooksGather some pinecones, or you can buy them at a craft store, if you don’t have any around your yard, a park, etc. With a small drill bit, drill a hole, deep enough for the eye hook, in the bottom of each pinecone.Then, drop a little hot glue into the hole, and insert the eye hook.Spray paint to the desired color, I made one in both silver and gold. String them onto the twine, secure each pinecone on by tying a knot. You can either measure the spacing, or just eyeball it. I spaced mine six inches apart.I love the natural look of this garland, with a just touch of glam, that gold/silver add.2. Glass Glitter Meets Cheap Plastic Beads. This is probably the easiest, and quickest garland to make. I LOVE how it turned out! You know those cheap plastic bead garlands, the ones that you can get for just a couple dollars? Well, add a little glass glitter, and it takes it to a whole new level!What you’ll need:
  • Glass glitter
  • Spray adhesive
  • Bead garland
  • Simply spray the garland with the adhesive, and cover with glass glitter. Did you know that Michael’s sells glass glitter now? It’s amazing!!This is an amazing glitter, it adds so much more dimension and personality, than regular glitter does. I LOVE it!I loved the way this garland turned out so much, that I put it on my tree in my living room. The tree that is home to all of my very favorite vintage ornaments.3. Ornament Garlands
  • What you’ll need:
  • Small ornaments
  • String, lace, twine, etc.These ornaments are just $3 at Target! They are perfect for this garland. I got the candy cane yarn at Target too.First, you’ll need to figure out how long you want to make your garland. Figure that you will need 50% more yarn for the knots. So, if I want my garland to be 5 finished feet, I will need to have a piece of yarn that is at least 7.5 feet long. Tape the end of the yarn, it makes it a lot easier to string the ornaments on.
  • Tie each ornament onto the yarn, and you’ve got yourself a super easy garland!!I also made one with lace and ornaments..A lovely addition to a chandelier.4. Jingle Bell Garland
  • What you’ll need:
  • Twill tape or ribbon
  • Silver/gold bellsString on, and tie. When string the bells onto the twill tape or ribbon, cut the end with a drastic angle, it will make it easier to string the bells on. I didn’t space the bells evenly on this garland, I wanted a more whimsy look.The jingle bell garland is the perfect finishing touch to my Santa collection in the mud room. 5. Vintage Santa Snowflake Garland
  • What you’ll need:
  • Wood snowflakes (Michael’s)
  • White spray paint
  • Glitter
  • Santa die cuts (Hobby Lobby)
  • Pom Pom ribbon (TJ Maxx)
  • Fish line
  • Spray paint the snowflakesWhile the paint is still wet, sprinkle glitter on them.Once dry, using a hot glue gun, glue the Santa die cut on to the center of each snowflake.Using fishing line, tie the snowflakes onto the Pom Pom ribbonMy little boys are loving the Santa garland, that now hangs on their tree, in the playroom. It was definitely a busy day full of cutting, gluing, painting, glittering, etc. It was so much fun creating these garlands! I always love the versatility of garlands. They are perfect on a tree, a mantel, on a shelf, in a hutch, hanging around a door or a window, on a chandelier, etc, the possibilities are endless!
  • Now you’re going to want to head on over to check out these darling DIYs that Tara at Stilettos and Shiplap is sharing tonight.
  • Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!~


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    1. I love these, Emily! I’m definitely going to be making some soon. They add such a cute touch. I was at a thrift store today and saw some vintage ornaments and immediately thought “Emily would love those”. I almost bought them but honestly my tree is too full for more ornaments so I need another tree first.

      1. You’re so sweet! You know me so well, I would have snatched them right up. I LOVE vintage ornaments!! I’m swooning over the diys that you shared tonight too!!

    2. Emily you are so creative and there so many great Garland ideas. All of them are just darling. I totally wanna make the pine cone and the jingle bell one right away!

      1. You’re always so sweet and encouraging!! Thank you!!!😘

    3. Every single post you share inspires me! So much to love here!

      1. You are so sweet!! Thank you!!!💗

    4. Your DIYs are so neat and easy to make. Thanks for the tutorials on them. I am going to pin them to save for when I want to make some for my own home.

      1. Thank you so much!!!💗

    5. These are adorable. The glitter on those plastic beads takes them to a new level. My favorite is the Santa and snowflakes those. Cute!

      1. Thank you so much!!!💗

    6. I cannot find wood snowflakes at Michaels. I am looking on-line. Perhaps they are at the stores.

      1. You can also look at Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, or any craft store.😊

    7. Great idea glittering the plastic garland – bet the glass glitter adds a bit of weight so the garland drapes nicely.


      1. Thank you so much!!!

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