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EASY DIY GARLAND 8 WAYS

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Holiday decor that looks stunning and fuss-free? That's my love language. 

I love to add handmade touches to our home and the Holiday season is no exception! I am absolutely in love with garland. You can make it 100 ways. 

We've curated the cutest, no-fuss, easy garland that you can actually make. Create a tradition around it. Involve your people. Garland is almost fool-proof. Even kids can join in on the fun! 

 Here our favorite easy DIY garland ideas.

1. BUTTON GARLAND

Buttons make the cutest garland! You probably have everything you need in your house. Round up some buttons and twine. Thread the twine through the button holes until you have the desired length. 

You can customize the colors of the buttons to match your style. Personally, I like all white but you could use red, green, or a combination of colors! 

SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:

BUTTONS

TWINE

Check out Jaclyn's cute tutorial for button garland here. 

2. FELT GARLAND 

You make just about anything with felt. It is such an affordable and adaptable medium to work with! Grab some sheets of cheap from the felt store and cut it into strips. Tie it onto twine in a knot. Repeat until you've reached your desired length. 

SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:

ASSORTED COLOR FELT

 TWINE

Check out Tell Love and Party for a full tutorial. 

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3. POM-POM 

It is no secret, I love pom-poms. It might be a problem. Pom-Pom garland is so easy to make. Mine cost me about $2 to make! You can customize it to fit any decor. I prefer white, but you can do ANY color. Grab a pom-pom maker and some yarn and let's get started!

See our full tutorial on DIY POM POM GARLAND HERE. 

SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED:

YARN

POM POM MAKER

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4. FELT BALL GARLAND

I love felt ball garland. Our inspiration for this came from Target a few years ago. You can make this at home to customize your decor. Heck, even your kids can help you make this garland! 

Simply string felt balls onto twine using a tapestry needle.  You could use natural twine or a colored twine. I prefer black and white for a great contrast. You can keep your felt balls close together or space them out. Continue to the desired length. 

SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:

FELT BALL IN DESIRED COLORS

TAPESTRY NEEDLE

TWINE

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5. WOOD BEAD GARLAND 

Wood bead garland is so easy to make. If you prefer a simple, farmhouse vibe purchase wooden beads. I prefer the natural unstained look but you can purchase your beads stained. OR if you like a more colorful option, purchase painted beads! 

CHECK OUT OUR FULL TUTORIAL HERE

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6. ORANGE SLICE GARLAND 

Dried orange slices make excellent, cheap garland!  You can string dried orange slices with twine or string. Simply take 2 or 3 oranges and slice them 1/4" to 1/2" thick. Pat dry.

Place them on a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet and bake in your oven, 200 degrees for 5 to 6 hours. Turn and check them every hour.

If you don't have a cooling rack you can also cook on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper!

String with twine or cotton string. 

SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED: 

2 ORANGES 

COOKIE SHEET +DRYING RACK

7. BEAD AND POM GARLAND 

How about pom-poms AND beads? My two favorite things in one garland? Check out Thistlewood Farms for a full tutorial

You can use our pom tutorial here. 

SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED: 

POM POM MAKER

BEADS

TWINE

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8. PINECONE GARLAND

Yes, pinecones! The best part of pinecone garland is that you can put it up in October and keep it up all winter long! It transitions from Fall to Winter beautifully. 

Simply gather some pinecones at your local craft store. You'll also need some moss colored wire, from the wreath section of the craft store, and twine. How to Decorate gives a great tutorial on how to put your garland together. 

SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED:

PINECONES

MOSS COLORED WIRE

TWINE


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GIFTS FOR THE READERS IN YOUR LIFE

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Do you have a bookworm in your life? 

Someone who loves books and just can't enough good reads in his or her life

We've got you covered with the BEST gifts for the reader in your life. 

CHARACTERS YOU WON'T FORGET

The best books are the ones that stick with you LONG after it is over.  The characters that are rich and relatable. These three picks won't disappoint. 

The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas

DARK THRILLERS

Does your bookworm love dark thrillers? These three books were released in 2017 and are SO GOOD! Dark stories that aren't overly graphic but oh so entertaining are the best thrillers. 

What She Knew: A Novel
By Gilly Macmillan
I See You
By Clare Mackintosh

MIND BENDING MYSTERIES

How about a good mysterty that keeps you guessing unitl the end? We love The Wife, The Maid, adn the the Misttreess and The Dry. Unforgettable characters and absolutely entertainign. You can't go wrong with these two books!

TWISTY THRILLERS

Twisty thrillers are my favorite (can you tell?). I love a book that throws a good twist just when you think you know exactly where it is going! Our favorite would be I Found You, followed closely by Lies She Told. Tana French is a fantastic author but The Tressaper is a long book. It is a commitment! Either way, your book lover will want these books!

BEAUTIFUL COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

I love a great colorful coffee table book! What I love, even more, is a beautiful coffee table book that encourages you to live a better life. These coffee table books promote beauty and purpose. Win-win! 

MUGS AND MORE

Every book lover needs a good mug of coffee or tea. Right? We love these picks from Etsy. Support small business and drink your tea (or coffee) in style!


We love this journal for many reasons. The paper is graph paper not lined. LOVE! It comes in many colors and is leather bound. It bends and flexes for easy writing. For the price, it is a great gift! 

Have you heard? Book darts are the new bookmark. Every reader needs book darts. These darts come in various finishes. We love them in bronze.  


Don't forget the pens and highliighters! Pens make great stocking stuffers. My favorite pens are the paper mate pens below. I have ALL the colors and I'm not ashamed!

NEED MORE GIFT HELP? 

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