This DIY fresh evergreen garland is inexpensive to create with a mixture of foraged fresh evergreen stems and faux eucalyptus stems topped with two champaign ribbon bows.
Today I am going to give you a sneak peek at our living room Christmas decor while sharing with you this fun and easy DIY Fresh Evergreen Garland.
Now I will admit that while this was super easy and crazy inexpensive to put together, it did take me some time.
Don’t be fooled by this 3-minute video tutorial, it did take several hours to cut the branches, make the evergreen swags, and attach them to this cheap base garland.
But all in all, I am thrilled about how this fresh Christmas garland came together on our fireplace mantel.
And I am really excited to share with you how you can make your own evergreen garland on a small budget!
Side note: these candle holders are moved on the VERY rare occasions that we use this fireplace.
Although I still have a few finishing touches to put on our living room Christmas decor, I decided to go ahead and share this easy Christmas DIY tutorial in case you want to make a garland for your home over the long Thanksgiving weekend.
And to be honest I did get a little overly focused while making the garland and forgot to take detailed pictures.
Luckily I videoed the entire process!
So if you want to see this whole garland being made from beginning to end in 3 minutes and 11 seconds be sure to check out this DIY Fresh Evergreen Garland video tutorial by clicking here.
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- Command Hooks
- Zip Ties
- Artificial (base) Garland
- Fresh Evergreen Stems, 2-3 types
- Floral Wire
- Wire cutters
- Faux Eucalyptus Stems
- First, secure the command hooks on top of your fireplace mantel. I used three, one in the center and two on either end on top of the fireplace mantel.
- Next, loosely secure a zip tie to the garland and a second zip tie from the first zip tie to the command hook. Repeat this process with all 3 command hooks.
- Gather your evergreen branches and cut them into smaller stem pieces.
- Next, use wire cutters to cut the wire into 6-inch pieces.
- Then create a swag of evergreen by tightly wrapping a piece of wire around 1-3 pieces of evergreen stems. Leave about 2-4 inches of excess wire on either side of the swag so that you will have a way to attach the swag to the garland.
- Repeat this process until you have a large pile of evergreen swags.
- Next, begin attaching each evergreen swag to the artificial garland by wrapping the excess wire tightly around the garland. The easiest way to do this is to start from the bottom of the garland and work your way up so that you don’t have to constantly lift up your already attached evergreen swag every time you attach a new piece to the garland.
- Once you reach the top of your garland, cut some extra wire to attach the ends of your evergreen swags to the top of the garland. (Otherwise, the evergreen swags tend to hang straight down at the top of the garland).
- Once the garland is complete with fresh evergreen swags, tuck your eucalyptus stems up into the garland, about 6 inches to 1 foot apart from each other.
- Finally, create bows with the ribbon and attach them to the top two corners of the garland.
- Be sure to spritz your garland with water 1-2 times a day to keep it alive and looking fresh longer!
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I hope this little Christmas DIY tutorial helps you as you create beautiful Christmas decor in your home this holiday season!
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With love, Giusti
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:17 NIV