When we asked earlier this year what kind of projects you wanted this holiday season, a whole bunch of you said you wanted quick and easy decorations! I dug out all of our Christmas goodies and realized I had the exact thing — a quick and easy DIY ornament garland for your mantel. This is actually something that I put together a few years ago for our own Christmas decorations and I just completely forgot to share it. And best of all, it just takes two materials and actually five minutes. I swear, five minutes.
- Christmas ornament set (ours are from Target a couple years back, but these or these could be really cute!)
- thick string or twine
Make Time: 5 Minutes
Step 1: Cut a length of twine to the length of your mantel, plus two feet.
Step 2: Slip one end of the twine through the loop on your first ornament. Slide it down the twine leaving about a foot of extra twine on the end, and tie the twine in a knot around the ornament loop.
Step 3: Keep stringing ornaments onto the twine (from the long end of the string) and knotting them onto the twine. Space them evenly apart. Stop when your garland reaches your desired length.
That’s it! It’s such a simple way to use Christmas ornaments but it’s really fun and festive hanging on a mantel. We get so many comments every year about what an easy idea it is and how fun it looks all strung up. And if you don’t have a mantel, hang it in a doorway, or over your sofa, or just anywhere. You could also apply the same idea to all kinds of different items to create garlands — pinecones, candy canes, bottle brush trees, and more. Now go deck those halls! xoxo