DIY Holiday Garland

Hey there! Happy hump day, and happy 4th night of Hanukkah. While we're all still coming out of our latke-induced food comas, I'm already moving full speed ahead towards Xmas. 

Now, I'd be lying if I said I haven't had a menorah and a christmas tree up for weeks, but my philosophy with holiday decor is that some is good, but more is better. Amirite? So, no time like the present to share this cheap n cheerful garland DIY with you. Read on for the super simple tutorial below:

For this project you'll need some wrapping paper (the heavy duty kind... don't skimp here, people) a length of ribbon or yarn (I'm using that baker's twine that's all too trendy these days) a pattern for your shapes, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick! I found all of these materials at the dollar spot in the front of my local Target, so I know you'll be able to find them too. 

Simply measure your desired length of yarn, and decide how concentrated you want your garland to be. Mine has about 15 circles on it, spaced about three inches apart. Then, just simply trace onto your wrapping paper and cut out your shapes (2 per piece). Once they are spaced how you want them, simply use your glue stick to glue the two pieces together, sandwiching your yarn between. When finished it should look like this:


The best part about this project is how customizable it is. If you want to use ribbon, use ribbon. If you're more of a twine person, twine it up! Don't like circles? - Use triangles or even letters instead. Make it as long or short as you want, and enjoy the smug satisfaction you'll feel when guests compliment your decor at your upcoming parties. You are having a party right? Good, my invite had better be in the mail. Cheers! x