10 DIY Christmas Garlands You Can Make With Kids

If you’re looking for some fun holiday activities to do at home, try your hand at DIY Christmas garlands. They’re easy, affordable decorations to make, and it can easily become a family activity for all ages. You might be asking, “What can I use for Christmas garland?” One of the easiest options is construction paper, but really, the possibilities are endless, including popcorn, pom poms, beads and so much more. If your next question is, “How do you make a Christmas tree garland?” keep reading for some fun DIY tutorials.

10 DIY Christmas Garland Ideas

Faux Christmas Garland

If you’re looking to make a Christmas garland for stairs, here’s a beautiful one, complete with lights, satin ribbon and ornaments.

Lighted Burlap Garland for Christmas

A Christmas garland with lights will surely brighten up your home in the most festive way. All you need are mini lights, burlap ribbon in your color choice and scissors.

Christmas Mantle Garland

A Christmas mantel garland is a must-have if you have a fireplace. This one is adorned with winter greenery stems, pine cones, string lights, velvet bows and more. The secret to making it stay up? Command hooks.

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Garland

Using unfinished round and geometric-shaped beads, you can string together a beautiful bead garland for your tree or to have as decor around the house.

DIY Christmas Pom Pom Garland

You can make this festive garland in just a few minutes with colorful yarn and a surprise utensil – a fork!


DIY Faux Asymmetrical Christmas Garland

Here is another great idea for a Christmas garland for fireplaces. We love that this one is more unique with the addition of trees, stockings, bells and even a wooden bead garland.

DIY Tinsel Letter Garland

This is a super fun twist on a traditional Christmas tinsel garland. All you need are wooden letters, tinsel and a staple gun.

DIY Pine Cone Garland

Bring the amazing scent of pine cone into your home with this fun garland. P.S. You’ll need a hammer or electric drill and some screws!

Dried Orange Garland

For just a few dollars, you can have your house smelling like citrus with this fruity garland. Parents, make sure you help with the slicing.

Snowflake Christmas Garland

This is a fun one! Salt dough is made with just three ingredients, and you can make both ornaments and a Christmas garland decoration. Names and festive words would also be a great option instead of snowflakes.

Christmas garland decorations make the house more festive for the most joyous time of year. Bring the family together for a fun afternoon of DIY Christmas tree garlands or to place anywhere in the house. Pick up your supplies at craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Mister Art to get Cash Back when you shop with Rakuten. If you’re not yet a member, join for free today and get a $10 Welcome Bonus on your first qualifying purchase.

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