33 Awesomely Festive Ideas For DIY Garlands

Because decorations (for any occasion) only get better when you put them on a string.

1. Geometric Bunting

Christmas of the *future*. Directions here.

2. Recycled Gift Bag Garland

Use your old gift bags from Christmas and make a garland just in time for New Year’s. Directions here.

3. Pinecone Garland

Directions here.

4. Felt Ghost Garland

Perfect for Halloween, or a séance. Directions here.

5. Fabric Scraps Bunting

Directions here.

6. Photo Garland

Directions here.

7. Origami XO Garland

Directions here.

8. Curly-Q Garland

Directions here.

9. You can also attach them to sticks for festive drinks.

11. Reused Garland Gift Wrap

It’s a quick way to spruce up a plain box.

12. Pom-Pom Garland

You can easily make your own pompoms out of yarn; they don’t need to be purchased fully formed from the Craft Gods. Directions here.

13. Acorn Garland

Directions here.

14. Fortune Balloon Garland

Directions here.

15. Coffee-Filter Flower Garland

Directions here.

16. Coffee-Filter Snowflakes

Who knew coffee filters could become so many things?

17. Map Garland

Directions here.

18. Washi Tape Bunting

Directions here.

19. Sewn Leaf Garland

Directions here.

20. Star Ornament Garland

Directions here.

21. Paper Flower Backdrop Garland

Directions here.

22. Ice Cream Cone Garland

Perfect for a kid’s birthday party. Directions here.

23. Paint Chip Heart Garland

Full tutorial here.

24. Pac-Man Garland

Directions here.

25. Cupcake Wrapper Garland

Directions here (in Italian).

26. Doily Garland

Directions here.

27. Fruit Balloon Garland

Find out how here.

29. Bell Garland

Also if anyone in your house insists on jingling them constantly, you’re totally within your rights to deny them any and all holiday presents. Directions here.

30. Triangle Banner

Instructions here.

31. Felted Ball Garland

Directions here.

32. Lettered Garland

Full tutorial here.

33. Complimentary Bunting

There’s a free template, plus instructions, that you can download here. Everyone will leave your party feeling on top of the world.

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