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25 of the Best DIY Christmas Garland Ideas

It’s the perfect time to deck the halls! And what better to deck them with than beautiful garlands? We’ve collected a round up of the prettiest, natural DIY Christmas garland ideas around!

Festive Christmas Garland to Make

COPPER-DIPPED DRIFTWOOD GARLAND

Next time your on the beach, collect driftwood to make this beautiful and rustic copper dipped Christmas garland for a beach-themed holiday!

SUPER EASY DIY MINI POM POM GARLAND

Using leftover yarn ends, create this adorable and simple mini pom-pom garland for some pops of color and loads of playfulness.

CROCHET ORNAMENT GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

This crochet ornament Christmas garland is not only super cute but loaded with modern-retro charm. Also a perfect project for using up any leftover yarn.

POPCORN GARLAND

Can’t forget the classic popcorn Christmas garland! If you can spare the popcorn, this garland made with popcorn and cranberries is a must-have decoration over the holidays.

PUZZLE PIECE HOLLY GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

The painted wooden puzzle pieces playfully mimic holly leaves on this simple cheerful holiday garland.

SALT DOUGH GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

Whip up some salt dough to make these beautiful snowflake ornament garland or use any cookie cutter shape you have on hand.

DRIED ORANGE GARLAND

Skip the craft store and use supplies from your kitchen instead. Made using dried oranges, cinnamon sticks and dried bay leaves, this garland looks festive and smells oh-so good.

PAINT CHIP GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

Ever thought to use those colorful paint chips for a Christmas craft? This sweet garland made from mini trees cut in all shades of green paint chips strung over the mantle is quick and inexpensive to make.

SUGARED CRANBERRY GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

Add some natural elements to your tree and home decor with a cranberry garland where the sugar looks just like wintry ice crystals.

BUTTON GARLAND

Have a stash of buttons you want to put to use (like I do)? Well this single colored button garland is one great way to reuse those assorted extra buttons.

ORIGAMI STAR GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

You don’t need to be an expert at paper crafts to create this lovely origami star garland, which would actually also look stunning year round or for the 4th of July!

SANTA’S SACK GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

A great way to use up scrap fabric, I know my kids would absolutely love this sweet Santa sack garland

FRESH EVERGREEN GARLAND

There’s nothing more festive than sprigs of fresh evergreen strung around the house, inside and out!

UPCYCLED FELT GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

These colorful upcycled felt garland will add a touch of warmth and coziness to any space.

MAGNOLIA AND PINECONES GARLAND

A mix of magnolia leaves and pine cones is an unexpected but refreshing combination for a natural Christmas garland option.

CROCHET PAPER CHAIN GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

Remember making the classic paper chain garland in grade school? Perfect for crocheters of all skill levels, these crochet links take the paper chain idea to the next level.

RUSTIC PINE CONE GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

There can never be too much pine cone decor around the holidays! This garland with clothes pinned pine cones and other treasures is just the right amount of rustic.

NATURAL BIRCH GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

Did you know you can purchase birch bark sheets for crafting? No need to forage the great outdoors (unless you want to) for creating your own natural birch bark chain garland this Christmas.

FELT BALL GARLAND

Have you ever tried needle felting? If not, this felt ball garland in these beautiful cranberry felt sheet colors would be the perfect place to start!

MACRAME GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

Love macrame as much as we do? Then why not make a beautiful holiday macrame garland to deck your halls!

WOODEN BEAD GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

String some wooden beads and blocks in assorted sizes and paint a few in Christmas colors and voila, a beautiful and unique garland is complete!

STRING LIGHT GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

Finally a Christmas craft for the kids! They’ll love helping to make this colorful and fun string light Christmas garland!

BURLAP GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

Wrapping a thick, ruffled burlap garland around the tree adds a lot of fullness and interest.

GINGERBREAD LETTER GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

You’ll need your will power to not eat these adorable gingerbread letter garland! These would make excellent personalized monogram Christmas ornaments too.

SPARKLE CHRISTMAS CAROL GARLAND

DIY Christmas garland

Because Christmas just isn’t complete without a bit of sparkle, this simple lettered Christmas garland can set the right mood.

We hope these DIY garland ideas using natural elements and upcycled materials will get you inspired to create your own this holiday season! If you want more Christmas decor ideas check out these Christmas decorations with natural materials.

Let us know, which of these projects would you love to make?

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