Dec 4, 2013

DIY Christmas Ornament Garland {Easy & Frugal}

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Hello friends!

Christmas is almost here so I thought I'd better get it together and post something Christmas-y.

What kind of blogger would I be if I didn't include any DIY Christmas decor to my collection?

 So today I bring to you my very first Christmas post!


This DIY garland is easy, fun and you can be very resourceful, too!

I saw this on a blog last week (can't for the life of me remember which one!!) and just knew I had to give it a try!

And I already had all the supplies needed!


If you don't have the supplies: get in your car, drive to the Dollar Tree where I'm sure you will be graced with more than enough options for this project, buy what you need and continue...

You're not going to like me. I forgot to take pictures of the process. Again. I got caught up in the moment and my camera was nowhere near this giddy girl while she made a glittery mess in the kitchen.

But I promise you, it's so easy, you'll be able to follow my written directions.

How To Make A Garland Out Of Christmas Ornaments:

1. Take your twine or rope and measure enough to cover the area that it will be hung across.

2. Decide how far apart you want your ornaments to be. You can mark each section with a marker or just eyeball it like I did.

Make sure to leave about 6 inches on each side. This is what you will use to tie and hang.

3. Use the thinner twine (I used baker's twine) to individually tie each Christmas Ornament to the rope or twine. 

This will ensure your ornaments don't slide down.

 I recommend tying double knots. Those suckers kept coming off with just one knot!



4. Once you have all your ornaments securely tied to the rope or twine simply tie from hook to hook or curtain rod to curtain rod like I did. Again, double...no, triple knot these!! Better be on the safe side!



Don't they look so fabulous hanging over the mirror above our fireplace?




I made another one to hang over my sliding doors that lead to the back yard.



They're so pretty, I may just leave them on all year round! After all, I do love Christmas!

You can also check out my DIY Snow Globes and DIY Gift Wrapping!

How are you decorating your home for Christmas this year? Are you DIY'ing any holiday decor?


24 comments:

Vel Criste said...

Love that it's so easy and pretty Selene!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Vel! Easy was my favorite part, too!!

Nichole Minor said...

Very cute and inexpensive, Selene!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love it! So easy and pretty too! Dollar Tree has some really cute ornaments this year. :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Nichole! Very swert of you to say:)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks a bunch!
I actually just left the dollar store with plenty more ornaments!

Theresa said...

Hi Selene, Just dropping by to say hi. Lovely ornament garland. Stop by & share at the party if you like. Hope this finds you well & happy holidays! Theresa @DearCreatives

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Aww, Therea..that is so sweet of you! Thanks so much!
I was MIA for a couple months but back now so will definately link this up next week:)

grace crawford said...

These are so cute and so easy to do! Love them! Great ideas.

Grace Crawford (Website link to DFW Knee Doctor Dr Alex Schnee)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Grace! They really are as easy as they can get!
Thanks for stopping by!

Katelyn said...
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Katelyn said...

I did the EXACT same thing with the EXACT same ornaments for our kitchen bar area except with string! Love it! :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Katelyn! So glad you stopped by:)
I guess we think alike! I knew I had to try it the minute I saw them! Easy and frugal!

Lisa Curcio said...

Beautiful, easy and fun. Thanks for sharing this idea!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

It was my pleasure, Lisa!
Thanks for stopping by to visit :)

Kayla @ Home Coming said...

What a beautiful idea! I love how it looks on your windows. I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers - and don't forget to enter my giveaway for a free chandelier! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-diyers-42.html

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Kayla! Already linked this one (and a couple others) just now :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Kayla! Already linked this one (and a couple others) just now :)
Thanks for stopping by!

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