Hi Friends! The holidays are approaching and it’s time to start decorating! Well, it’s almost time to start ! We just moved into a new house this year and I wanted to dress up my mantel. I fell in love with these red jingle bells and knew I must make something with them. The star detail on the side is just the cutest. I decided on making an easy and rustic looking DIY Christmas garland. This garland can be whipped up in less than an hour and will add that rustic charm to your holidays! Want to make one of your own DIY Christmas garland? Follow the tutorial below!
- Cluster Lights
- Six 2.75″ Jingle Bells (I used red)
- Jute Cord
- White Mesh Jute Ribbon
- Jute with Burlap Flowers
- 1/4″ Satin Ribbon (I used red and white)
- Scrap Fabric
Start by straightening out your lights. This could be the hardest part of the entire craft! I promise. Cut pieces of jute and the jute with burlap flowers the length of your strand. Tie them in a knot around one side of the light strand. Twist the jute around the lights.
Tie on all your jingles bells first to make sure they are equally spaced apart. The easiest way to do this is to lay your garland out on the floor so you can see where you are placing everything. Once my jingle bells were tied on, I tied on ribbon, white jute, and scraps of fabric to the garland. There was no specific placement. I just placed them between the bells to fill out the DIY Christmas garland.
Aren’t those red jingle bells with the stars, the cutest? I also love the detail the little burlap flowers add along with the mesh white jute. It really adds that holiday charm to my mantel. It’s starting to look a little festive around here!
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Tori is the writer and crafter at Lil’ Mrs. Tori. She is a wife and mother to two young boys. Lil’ Mrs. Tori is her creative outlet where she shares her latest craft projects and inspirations.