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3 Easy Holiday Garlands

holiday garlands

We’re getting closer and closer to Christmas. Isn’t it the most wonderful time of the year? In case you haven’t started decorating yet and are looking for an easy way to do so, here I’m sharing how to make 3 easy holiday garlands. They are in fact done in one afternoon! With kids or without you can wrap them around your X~mas tree or hang them on a wall, window, maybe on a wreath…They are fun and cost nothing if you have a few items at hand. What’s not to like!

Nr. 1: Washi tape Garland 

Washi tape garland making  washi tape garland cutting 

This one is so easy, just cut strips of washi tape and stick them around a thread. Cut the tips and that’s it!

All you need is: 

~ washi tape

~ thread & scissors

Nr.2: Golden triangles Garland

shapes   triangles glue

This garland is very easy as well, takes a little more time than the one before. I used golden cardboard and gray cardboard and cut the golden one into little triangles and the gray one into small squares. Then, I glued the shapes onto a thread. Done! 

All you need is:

~ golden and gray cardboard or scrap booking paper

~ scissors, glue & thread

Nr. 3: Paper Pom Pom Garland

paper pom poms   paper pom poms sewpaper pom poms sew 2   paper pom pom fold    paper pom pom done 

This garland takes a little bit more time but is quite easy as well! First I cut out circles, using different kinds of holiday scrap booking paper. I layered three of each kind and had all together 7 packs. Using my sewing machine, I sewed each pack of three onto a thread with a zic zac stitch. After that I separated the circles folding them over the middle to make them 3D. Done!

All you need:

~ scrap booking paper in different styles

~ sewing machine

~ thread & scissors

And that’s it friends! There you got 3 Easy Holiday Garlands to decorate your walls, windows or tree with for this special time of year! 



As you could also see in my second Holiday Home Tour, I decorated our stairs with an evergreen garland and added these two to it! I love how it looks! 

garland 1


garland 2

The little golden one is arranged around my fireplace…

garland 4

Happy Crafting!






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  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    24/12/2015 at 02:32

    I love how you create things with the simplest items and they turn out so adorable! I love how these look running down the stair rail! Did the girls help you with these? I bet they love them. The idea may look simple, but they came together beautifully. Mine would look like my kids put them together. I’m not as crafty as you!!!

    • Katrin
      30/12/2015 at 18:39

      Thanks Nikki!!! I made them all by myself this time… I’m sure you’d do just great! Yes, they actually look lovely on the stair rail… hugs!!!

  • Diana
    23/12/2015 at 19:59

    Your banners are just darling, Katrin–so sweet and creative. Thanks for sharing them with us at Vintage Charm. Merry Christmas!!

    • Katrin
      30/12/2015 at 18:37

      Thanks so much Diana, I always appreciate your visits!!! 😉

  • Lisa B.
    23/12/2015 at 15:18

    Good Morning!! I wanted to stop by and let you know that your post has been selected as a Feature for the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!! Stop by this morning and see your post linked up and don’t forget to grab a Featured button too!! ~Lisa~

    • Katrin
      30/12/2015 at 18:31

      Thank you so much Lisa! I have been away for a week, so I’m just catching up now. I appreciate the feature very much!!

  • Life Loving
    21/12/2015 at 18:39

    These look really nice and I love how there’s a really super simple idea right up to something a little more complicated. You are right. You can make these very easily with just a few bits that perhaps you may have around the house anyway.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • Katrin
      30/12/2015 at 18:30

      Thank you Sally!!! You could even use different paper styles and have them all year round!!

  • Kelsie
    21/12/2015 at 03:30

    These are super cute, simple, and festive. Love these ideas so much! Thanks for sharing and linking up with The Alder Collective!

    • Katrin
      21/12/2015 at 09:59

      Thanks Kelsie!

  • Amberjane
    20/12/2015 at 12:49

    So Cute – have a lovely Christmas and thank you for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday

    • Katrin
      21/12/2015 at 11:45

      Thank You Amberjane, the same to you!!!

  • gigi
    18/12/2015 at 13:43

    Okay! I can do the Washi tape garland! Woo hoo! Thank you for showing 3 different levels of creation!

    • Katrin
      18/12/2015 at 14:24

      Yay! I like the washi tape one, it’s so easy and looks so cute!!! Thanks Gigi!!!

  • Erin @ Stay At Home Yogi
    17/12/2015 at 04:15

    These are adorable. In my opinion you can never go wrong with a garland! And these would be great at all times of the year, not just the holidays!

    • Katrin
      17/12/2015 at 09:30

      You’re right! I’m thinking of making some in pinkish tones for my girls bedrooms…Thanks Erin!!!

  • Robyn
    17/12/2015 at 03:58

    These look so effective and festive. I love the pompom one, but don’t have a sewing machine. I think I could just about do a good job of the washi tape garland though, that’s really cute. Well done!

    • Katrin
      17/12/2015 at 09:32

      Hi Robyn!! The washi tape one was super easy! And maybe you could staple the pom pom one, instead of sewing! Thanks so much for reading – I appreciate it so much!

  • Silly Mummy
    16/12/2015 at 23:47

    Love them. These are so simple and pretty. Especially the pom pom ones! #WAYWOW

    • Katrin
      17/12/2015 at 09:38

      Thank you!!!

  • Charlene Asay
    16/12/2015 at 22:24

    Super cute garland, and easy to make.

    • Katrin
      17/12/2015 at 09:39

      Yes, very easy all of them! Thanks Charlene!

  • Designing Vibes
    16/12/2015 at 00:13

    All of these ideas are so unique and fabulous. I wish I could be that crafty…that is one of my goals for the new year. Now keep on rocking us with your amazing ideas.
    Much Love,
    Erica- Designing Vibes

    • Katrin
      16/12/2015 at 14:37

      Thank you Erica! I’m happy you like the garlands…

  • Audra @ Renewed Projects
    15/12/2015 at 17:35

    Love the geometric garland, very eye catching! And thank you for showing a close up of the stitches you used for the circle garland. I never would have thought to use a zig zag stitch over the twine. All so beautiful!

    • Katrin
      15/12/2015 at 18:02

      Thanks so much Audra! Yes, using the zic zac makes it real easy to after still move the twine…

  • Amila
    15/12/2015 at 10:12

    These are so cute and beautiful ideas.The washi tape garland is so cute.And I really like the pom pom garland…

    • Katrin
      15/12/2015 at 18:03

      Hi Amila, thank you for stopping by and I’m so happy you like the garlands. The pom pom is really nice, isnt’ it!

  • Lynn Spencer
    14/12/2015 at 21:26

    Hello Katrin, I think I am going to try my hand at the paper pom pom garland. I love them all, but the pom pom one really spoke to me. And we are some garland making fools lately, aren’t we? I do have one last spot that I’d like to adorn with garland, now just need to get it done before the holidays. Once I get through tomorrow, I’m going to be all Christmas, all the time. So I hope to get it done then.
    Thanks for sharing your great ideas with the rest of us!

    Kisses, Lynn

    • Katrin
      14/12/2015 at 22:33

      I know, Lynn, garlands just come in handy everywhere, right? The pom pom one is really nice, I’m thinking of making one for my daughters room, but in pinkish for all year around… Will see. Can’t wait what you come up with!!! Thanks for stopping by, always enjoy your visits!!!

  • Keri
    14/12/2015 at 16:37

    Katrin, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year!!! I love your garland!! It’s a fantastic way to decorate for Christmas and string together with green garland or just hang it up by itself…so versatile!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    • Katrin
      14/12/2015 at 22:28

      Yes, they are, hey? Thanks Keri, I’m happy you like them!

  • Pamela Smith
    14/12/2015 at 16:02

    Wow! You’re on a roll! I love the paper pompom garland. It would look great on my fireplace and I have tons of scrapbook paper. Thanks for another great idea!

    • Katrin
      14/12/2015 at 22:14

      Thank so much Pamela! yes, the pom pom one looks really nice, hey?

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    14/12/2015 at 11:28

    I absolutely love them. And they would look so cool in my girls rooms. I can color coordinate them so they match the rooms. You know what Katrin, you can use them all year long if they are the right colors. Thanks for the great tutorials!

    • Katrin
      14/12/2015 at 22:13

      Yes, Mary, absolutely, if you used other colours or patterns you could definitely use them all year around!! Thanks so much for visiting, I’m happy you like these! 😉