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Last Minute And Easy DIY Christmas Garlands For The Whole Family


Here are some easy last minute DIY Christmas garland ideas perfect for the whole family to gather together. Now that the little ones are at homes for their christmas break they need to be busied. Gather the family and make these easy nature inspired garlands at homes just with a few essentials.

For many of us the last couple weeks or few days before Christmas are filled with hectic and stress. Shouldn’t this time of the season be more relaxed? More time spent with family and the people we love? Instead we’re running last minute errands and buying last minute christmas gifts.

In order to slow things down and don’t worry too much about the presents we still have to buy we want to remind you that the greatest gift you can get is the memories you make and the time you spent with close ones.

Now put on some Christmas music, turn on the fireplace and eat delicious Christmas cookies while making your DIY Christmas decor and garlands to give your Christmas tree the final touch! We guarantee you to feel the Christmas spirit!


Cranberry-Popcorn Garland

Cranberry-Popcorn DIY Christmas Garland imageWhat you will need:

  • Cranberries
  • Popcorn
  • Marshmallows (optional)
  • Mini pretzels (optional)
  • Yarn and needle
  • Scissors


  • Take some yarn in the colour of your choice and cut it at the desired length (however long you want your garland to be in the end). Sometimes it’s easier to make more garlands, but at shorter length and connect them afterwards
  • Now thread the yarn through your needle.
  • You will start stringing cranberries, popcorn, marshmallows and mini pretzels to create a fun garland. Get creative with your pattern and the distances between the objects to create a unique garland.
  • If you’re doing this activity with younger ones we advise you to supervise them and help with the needle.

To get a better idea how to make this garland watch our time-lapse here!


DIY Christmas Garlands essentials imagePaper Ring Christmas Garland

What you will need:

  • Paper (in colour of your choice), we used wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue, glue dots or scotch tape


  • Take your paper and cut it into stripes. It is up to you how thick and long you want them to be. The longer the paper stripe the bigger the loop, and the more stripes/paper loops the longer the garland.
  • Once you have a bunch of paper stripes in front of you you will  start to loop them into each other to create a long garland.
  • Take the first stripe and create a loop. Glue the ends together so it stays in place.
  • You will take a second stripe and put it through the first loop and then again glue the ends together.
  • You will keep going like this until you have reached the desired length of your garland.

It is up to you if you want to stick with one colour or use many different ones and create a pattern. You can also vary the sizes of the individual loops by using longer and shorter paper stripes. You can get really creative with this!

Find a time-lapse of the making of this garland here!

Folded Paper Garland or Ornament

What you will need:DIY Christmas garlands and Ornament image

  • Paper (in colour of your choice), we just construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue, glue dots or scotch tape


  • Take the paper in the colour of your choice and cut it into two paper stripes, about 1/2 or 3/4 inch with. Make sure the stripes are the same with and same length.
  • Take both stripes and glue the end of one piece at a 90-degree angle over the other piece.
  • Now fold the stripe piece on the bottom over the top one, still at a right angle.
  • Continue this pattern of crossing each paper stripe over the other, making sure to crease each fold and to keep the paper at a right angle, until you have the desired length.
  • You can always add more paper to the garland if it’s not long enough. Just add two more stripes in the same width to the ends of your already existing ones by gluing them to them.
  • To finish off just glue the stripes togetehr like you did in the beginning, so the garland doesn’t unfold.

You can get really creative with this and even wrap this paper fold around and ornament and secure it with glue. You have creative freedom with this! Watch our time-lapse here.


We really hope that these easy DIY Christmas garlands have inspired you to gather the family and get crafty. This will (hopefully) slow things down and let you appreciate the things that you already have.

Merry Christmas everyone!🎅🏽