Skip The Store And Make Your Own Garland

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Let’s face it: Decorating your home for the holidays can be downright expensive. No one decoration costs that much, but when you add it all up, it can end up being pretty pricey. Chances are you don’t want to spend any more money on stuff that you don’t have to. But that doesn’t mean that you have to go without it. Instead, get crafty and take on an easy DIY project that will have your home looking incredible. You can easily make a DIY garland that may look better than anything you would buy at the store. Here’s how.

Find the Greenery

The first step is to find everything you’re going to need for this project. First of all, you’ll have to get your greenery. If you want to do a fresh garland, that’s totally an option that you should look into. It will be a little bit messier to make, but the finished product will look more realistic. On the other hand, you can also choose artificial greenery. While it may not look exactly like the real thing up close, it’s easier to work with, and it will last for longer. That means you can keep it for years to come. Whatever kind of greenery you choose, you’re going to want to get some floral wire as well. This is what will keep everything together.

Trim the Stems

Chances are, most of the greenery you have isn’t going to be the right size or shape. That’s okay, as you can trim the greenery to the appropriate size. Make sure that you get rid of any long stems, but keep enough room on them to wire them together.

Build Your Garland

Once you’ve got all your greenery ready to go, it comes down to building your garland. You’ll just wrap the wire around the different pieces, so they all stick together. This can be a time-consuming process, but it’s all worth it in the end when you see how good it comes out.

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Add in Colorful Accents

This is your garland that you’re making yourself, so you can really go wild with creativity. Instead of a solid green garland, you add some ribbons, bows, or even other plants like flowers? Don’t be afraid to get creative here – you may just come up with a masterpiece.

With this guide, you can see how easy it is to make your very own garland without having to spend a ton of money!