This simple garland is so easy I can hardly call it a DIY. The idea came from the want to decorate my mantle and the need to limit my spending.…trying to budget for those pumpkins if you know what I mean.
I grabbed some eucalyptus garland I already has on hand and started to brainstorm ways to make it look more fall-like. I decided on layering a few simple garlands so they could easily be interchanged for different seasons.
The eucalyptus I found on Amazon. I love it because it is super flexible to it is perfect for draping and the pine cones I found at a local thift store. Both can be found online or maybe you should raid your closets for the items
- I began by stretching the garland out across the floor just to get an idea for length.
- Then I began randomly placing the pine cones in the garland.
- Tie your pine cones to the eucalyptus using jute twine.
- I made a second and third string with ribbon and jute tassels attached to them
- Layer the garland(s) on your mantle or where ever you want to add a touch of coziness
Pictured here is the method I used for hanging. Wrapping and tucking the jute under the 2nd or 3rd row of needles gave them all the reinforcement they needed to fit securely to the garland.
I suggest using a wire ribbon to help your simple garland hold its curl, it’s all about the details with this one. Simply loop the ribbon around the jute, like so.
That really is as simple as it gets. It’s not perfect but it reflects my style in a fun and new way.
You can see here how we paired the simple garland with tassels and ribbon curls for a beautiful and simple look.