DIY Under 5 – Handmade Holidays – Holiday Garland

handmadeholidaysI am joining some of my bloggy friends today to bring you a fun DIY Under 5 holiday garland that I am just in love with!  

We have a couple small trees around our home that I have never decorated and decided to make a some sweet garland for one of them this year.  

This project is so easy to do and I’m thrilled with the outcome.  I love how sweet and dainty the garland looks on the tree and is the perfect accent piece for the holidays.

 Also, check-out the other handmade holiday ornaments, gifts and diy decor at the bottom of the post too from my bloggy friends!

The supplies you’ll need for this project are:

-approx. 3 feet of yarn
– scissors
– scrapbooking paper
– die-cut 
– tiny clothes pins
– glue

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After gathering the supplies you’ll want to make your cut-outs first.  You can choose any die-cut you’d like.  I love this one from Martha Stewart, the hearts are so dainty and the scalloped edges add a sweet touch.

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I also kept the inside heart cut-outs to use on the garland… more on that in a bit.

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For my garland I used 20 cut-outs.  

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Aren’t they just so sweet?!

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The second step is to gather your small clothespins and yarn.

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Now take your cut-outs and clip to the yarn.  I did mine about 5 inches apart leaving room for the inside heart cut-out shapes.

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Continue clipping each one onto the yarn!

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Next, take the small heart cut-outs and add a dab of glue onto the back of each one.

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Place them onto the yarn as shown below in between the clipped hearts.

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Continue doing for each heart.

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You are done!  

Now place the garland onto your tree!   I added mine onto a small white tinsel tree and it looks fabulous.  I love how this project turned out and now I want to make a larger scale version for my big tree.

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 Some additional after shots.

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This garland turned out to be the perfect accent for this tree.

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Another shot of this sweet & dainty holiday garland.

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And the final look at night.

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Now be sure to check out the other handmade holidays ornaments, gifts, and decor below! 

Happy Holidays!  


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