DIY Special Occasion Decorating: Unexpected & Modern Garlands You Can Make at Home

DIY Special Occasion Decorating: Unexpected & Modern Garlands You Can Make at Home

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Taryn Williford
Dec 16, 2015
(Image credit: Ruth Eileen Photography)

For Christmas, birthdays or "we made it through the week" Fridays, sometimes certain occasions deserve a little something extra. Take an afternoon to craft one of these really simple but really beautiful garlands, and you'll be ready to make a celebration happen anytime you need.

Above: A twisty garland made of gold paper straws, from Style Me Pretty.

(Image credit: Lindsay Stephenson)

A free-form felt leaf garland from Lindsay Stephenson (which lasts way longer than the fresh green version).

(Image credit: Pinjacolada)

Over on The House that Lars Built, Pinja of Pinjacolada tied pieces of straw into traditional Finnish Himmeli shapes, and strung them up with wooden beads.

(Image credit: Brittni Mehlhoff)

Wooden beads again, this time with neon string, make a super simple garland that would work anywhere, from Curbly.

(Image credit: Sara Albers)

Cut paper into tiny triangles to make this tree garland. You can even go ombre, like they did here on Julep.

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