Add some festive cheer to your interior with these gorgeous garlands.
I have found some fresh new takes on it and I’m sure you will find one that fits your Christmas theme beautifully. Garlands are so versatile – you don’t only wrap them around a Christmas tree but also use them around door frames, grouped together in vertical strands to create a backdrop, hung from a branch, suspended above your table setting or even around the garden to welcome guests.
Start a new tradition and get the family involved by making these a week before the big event to help build excitement around the house.
Starry, starry night
Make strings of golden stars (or buy them at Etsy.com) and group them together to form a back drop or to create a focus wall. It will really come to life behind your desert table!
Suspend these pretty floral paper garlands from the ceiling to create some extra festive cheer.
When you wish upon a star …
Get letters cut from your laser-cutter and string them up against a chalkboard surface for a contrasting effect. If you don’t want to go that far, simply print letters in a nice font on your home printer and cut it out of sheet music or yellowed paper for a vintage effect.
If you are after a quick fix, this is it! Simply use circular gold stickers and twine to create this contemporary garland.
Touched by nature
Suspend a branch and hang decorations or even little match boxes in different lengths as a advent calender.
Decorate a door frame with pine cones dipped in glitter or lightly spray painted in the colour of your choice. Metallic works well as it contrasts nicely with the pine cone and adds a little glam!
Feathers are popping up everywhere as a decor trend. This Christmas dip a few in glitter or make your own clay feathers and paint them in tribal patterns to finish it off beautifully.
Combine different shapes and overlap the garlands to make this stunning backdrop. Pink, blue and black is a such a fresh modern palette. Use your paper punch to create shapes of the same size and shape.
Fabric bunting and strands
Find a good way to recycle fabric offcuts by cutting them into tiny bunting flags and stringing them on some butchers twine. It’s a casual shabby chic look that will work well in a garden setting. Alternatively you can simply tear up strips of fabric and tie them on a piece of string to create a ruffled effect.
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Use inexpensive cupcake wrappers and string them up in a garland. They come in all sizes and colors so will be a visual treat. Tomorrow I will show you how to combine them with fairy lights in our easiest Homeology DIY ever! Don’t miss it!
Create graphic bunting by using multicolored straws.
Marshmallows add a snow-like feel to a setting and you can always roast them on the fire as desert.