Holidays or just any day is a good time to make one of these creative garland ideas. They are fresh, unique, and so fun to make!
One of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is to add a fun garland to the walls or shelves! These are also really easy ways to decorate for holidays and parties too. Hi! I’m Annie from Venture1105 and if you want some garland ideas, I’ve got ya covered!
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Garlands are the best! They are a really fun craft that you can do with your kids and they add new pizzazz to the entire room. I love using different ones to celebrate the holidays.
Do you call them garlands or bunting? When I was searching online, I even found some listings on Etsy for “garland buntings.” No matter what you call it, these are really fun to decorate with!
If you’re not crafty, don’t worry! Mikey Made It sells a wide variety of beautiful hand sewn paper garlands on Etsy – and can even customize the garlands to any party theme or colors you want. Just be sure to tell Mikey that you read about him on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. (Carrie, the owner of this blog, is his big sister!)
30 Fun & easy Garland Ideas
Browse this list of festive garlands and try to make some of your favorites. Garlands are a wonderful craft for beginning crafters too.
1. No-Sew Fabric Garland
If you don’t like to sew, then this no-sew fabric garland is perfect for you. I just love the bright colors on it too. This is a fantastic garland for a room with muted colors that you want to inject with some pizazz!
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2. Wood Bead Garland Photo Holder
This photo garland is a creative way to display a lot of pictures. Display photos at birthday parties, graduation parties, baby showers – the ideas are limitless. Since it has wood beads it will last you for years.
3. Spring Magnolia GARLAND
Decorate your mantle with flowers! I love how this spring magnolia garden really brightens up the room. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can decorate a bookshelf or hang this above a doorway.
4. Heart Garland from Fabric Scraps
Spread some love with this sweet, romantic garland. This idea does require some sewing, and the end result is absolutely beautiful.
5. Tissue Paper Garland
This tissue paper garland is super full and fluffy! It reminds me of the cheerleader’s pom-poms. It’s such a cheap and easy craft that you can make a new one for every party you host.
6. Dried orange GARLAND
This is a natural way to cleanse the air in your home and add some lovely decor at the same time! This earthy garland smells amazing when you hang it up. It has autumnal colors, but it works during any time of year.
7. Easy Felt Ball GARLAND
I love the colors of this playful garland. It is perfect year-round for people of any age. The best part about this tutorial is that you will learn how to make felt balls that you can use in lots of other crafts too.
8. DIY Tassel GARLAND
This one also doesn’t require any sewing. It uses tissue paper, so the supplies are affordable and you can choose colors to match the current season too!
9. Copper-Dipped Driftwood GARLAND
Now this is surprisingly different! I never would have thought to make a garland out of driftwood pieces. This artist dipped them in copper, but you can paint them any color to match your party or home’s theme.
10. Colorful Paper Doily GARLAND
If you need a garland small children can make, then try this paper doily one out! It is such an affordable craft supply and you can make ones to match the current holiday.
12. Rustic Pine Cone GARLAND
Rustic charm is at its best with this garland. It looks at home both outdoors and indoors. If you use scented pine cones, imagine how amazing your home will smell!
13. Make a GARLAND Out of A Deck of cards
This is a genius idea and a really fun way to decorate a game room! I love how they made a garland out of a deck of cards. This is another one of my favorite garland ideas because there is no sewing required.
13. NO-SEW Wine Cork GARLAND
I love how this crafter displayed her garland on the table. Plus, if you don’t have a hot glue gun, you can still make this craft. it’s so easy!
14. Easy Bunting
This bunting tutorial does require a little sewing, but the end result looks so professional! Use a rainbow of colors for a decor piece that you’ll always love.
15. Super Simple Burlap Garland
Burlap is one of the easiest crafting supplies you’ll ever use. It is super forgiving and fits into any decor.
16. Give Thanks Burlap Banner
If you have a Cricut machine and some extra burlap, make this creative give thanks banner too. It fits in best in the fall, but you can use any other phrases on the burlap. Make a happy birthday one, and a Happy Easter one. The options are endless.
17. Felt BUNTING
Even if you aren’t a pro at sewing, you can make this felt bunting. The supplies are pretty inexpensive too. It’s amazing the difference a simple bunting makes to a wall.
18. Pool Noodle garland
This pool noodle garland is awesome for pool parties or cookouts. After you cut the pool noodles, let the kiddos make the garland.
19. Cheap Beaded Garland
This is a creative way to use those cheap beaded necklaces that people wear at Mardis Gras, or other fun holidays. It looks really fancy and you can make it in less than 30 minutes!
20. Colorful Wood Garland
Making a garland out of wood will make sure it lasts for a long time. I love how easy it is to customize this garland for the holiday or occasion. Imagine making one for sports fans!
21. Gold Leaf Garland
Bring the outdoors inside and make a gorgeous gold garland. I love how shiny it is and how it creates rustic charm on this grocery list. As of October 2020, the link to this tutorial is no longer available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
22. Easy White Pom Pom garland
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make your own pom poms out of yarn and turn them into cute garlands. A simple white garland will fit in all year long, but you can use any color of yarn that you enjoy.
23. Glittery Geometric Garland
24. DIY Button Decoration
If you have a bunch of kiddos saying they are bored, set them up to make this easy button garland. This craft will strengthen your children’s fine motor skills, so it is educational too!
25. DIY Candy String
Candy is the sweetest thing to use on a garland! This is a fun way to decorate for a birthday party or cookout.
26. Upcycled Greeting Card Bunting
Keep all your old birthday and holiday cards and turn them into a cute bunting! If you really want to go the extra mile, check out our large selection of free printables – we have some lovely scrapbook paper in there what would make the perfect bunting.
27. Garland Ideas Out of Kid’s Clothes
As you organize and clean out your closets. turn those outgrown kids’ clothes into a cute garland. It adds some fun texture to the walls and saves clothes from the landfill.
Celebrate the red, white, and blue with this festive garland! All you need is some patriotic fabric and you are ready to make a garland that celebrates America.
29. Newspaper Heart
This can be a very inexpensive craft, especially if someone saves their old newspapers for you. This looks best on Valentine’s day, but I also enjoy celebrating love all year long.
30. Beaded Fan Heart
This is a very boho and eclectic garland that you can use year-round. The beads paired with the paper hearts are a fun marriage of textures and colors.
Did you enjoy these garland ideas? Are you ready to get crafting and decorate your rooms? Me too!
After you make a few of them, here are my best tips for decorating with them.
- Follow a theme. Match your garland to your current theme.
- Let the kids help make them. It’s a fantastic way to bond together and make memories!
- Hang buntings/garlands around door frames, mantles, or shelves.
- Only hang up one type of garland at a time.
Need a cute garland to spruce up your space in a pinch?
Here are a few of our favorites that you can purchase online.
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