Ready to make your own fresh DIY Christmas garland, but aren’t sure how? Making fresh garland is super easy, and fun! And surprisingly… it doesn’t take more than 20 or so minutes! All you’ll need is a pair of floral shears, floral wire, a piece of twine the length of your desired garland, and greenery! I live In the woods so I just walked out my front door and cut some branches off, but I suppose you can also head to a Christmas tree farm or any place that sells boughs.
Here is an image of what supplies you’ll need. I listed them earlier, but you can find them at any major craft store.
Once you’ve found the fresh greenery you’ll use make the cuts to your branches so they’re all about the same size and shape.
After laying out your twine start by gathering your greenery by layering them on top of one another. Then place the greenery on top of the twine.
Then you’ll wrap your wire around the bottom stems of the greenery and the twine. It’s important to keep the wire on the holder. This makes the job go much faster and helps to make the fresh garland much sturdier.
Continue to layer your greenery over each of the wire wrappings. Make sure that your twine stays within each wrapping of the wire. This serves not only as the length of your garland but also helps to give it a little more structure.
lastly, flip your last piece of fresh greenery when you’ve reached the end of your twine in the opposite direction. This way each end will match making it look like a seamless piece of garland. When you’re finished, move your garland to wherever you desire and fluff your greenery so it looks even. Then add whatever you prefer to decorate. You can slide in branches of berries or place candles and pinecones on top.
Isn’t it beautiful? This DIY fresh garland is perfect for your Christmas table setting!