Last Christmas, I went shopping for garland to decorate the stairs in my foyer. Everything I found was around $50 per section. I didn’t want to spend over $200 on something that’s only displayed one month out of the year, so I’m going to show you how I made my own pretty garland for a fraction of the cost.
I waited until after Christmas last year when all the decor was 80% off or more. I tried to find pre-made garland I liked on sale, but it was all picked over and none of them matched. So I went to JoAnn’s and found plain garland, pinecones, ornaments and 2.5″ wide ribbon. I was able to get everything I needed to make 5 sections of garland for around $20.
I used hemp cord to tie the ornaments and pinecones to the garland. The ornaments I found are plastic shatterproof, and the tops are permanently attached to the ornaments. If you’re using ornaments with detachable tops, I would glue the tops down before attaching them to the garland so the ornaments won’t pop off.
I left space between the pinecones and ornaments for the ribbon. I simply tied the ribbon off at one end of the garland, then loosely wound it around the garland, and tied it off at the other end. And that’s it…pretty Christmas garland for less than $5 per section.
Do you have any tips for Christmas decor on a budget? I’d love to hear about them in the comment section!
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