How to Make a Garland of Spruce
A garland is a beautiful way to add some seasonal flair to your home. It can be made from many different materials, and can be a great complement to other Christmas decor. It is also a popular DIY project that you can make yourself, which can save money.
The easiest way to make a garland is to simply string together a length of twine, wire or ribbon. You can also use a variety of different kinds of greenery to create a garland.
Pine branches are a wonderful option for a fresh garland as they are a deep green color, have a lot of texture and smell incredibly good! You can also add other types of evergreen such as juniper or cedar to your garland for added color and texture.
You can make a pine garland by using just one branch or you can wind it up into a long and beautiful chain. For a really luxurious looking garland, wind two or three branches together instead of just one. Then you can spend more time fluffing out all of the branches to get a really full look!
To add a little bit of whimsy to your garland, try making it out of felt. You can cut out Christmas trees, bells and other shapes from felt to hang from the twine. It’s a fun and easy craft to make with your kids!
Another fun and inexpensive way to make a garland is to use scraps of fabric. You can even use old Christmas cards to make a garland that will brighten your home during the holidays.
Once you have your materials ready, follow these steps to make a garland that will last the entire holiday season:
Step 1: Start by cutting a length of twine that is slightly longer than your desired garland length. Lay it out on a table or workbench and place some greenery along the twine, then wrap it tightly with florist wire to secure the stems. Next, gather a bundle of greenery that is similar in size to your first piece of greenery and layer it over the top, wrapping additional wire around each piece two or three times to secure it.
Continue adding greenery until you reach the end of your twine. Repeat the process for the other end of your garland, and then hang it up!
The final garland should look thick enough to hang from the ceiling and have plenty of room for all the greenery. If you’d like, you can even double the twine to add extra length to your garland for a more luxe and luxurious look!
You can also tie a small strand of lights on to the garland for added brightness. If you choose to add lights, be sure to consider where the garland will be hung so that you don’t run into any problems with power outlets. You can even find battery-operated light strings that will work for your garland!