Garlands were once a string of pine that you hung by the mantle or staircase at Christmas time. In recent years, garlands have become mainstream décor for nearly every room and any season of the year.
You can use garlands on the mantel, a doorway, headboard, side table or across a window. Here are 12 beautiful DIY garlands that you can enjoy all year long.
January: These soft flannel mittens work perfectly for cozy winter décor. Grab a hot glue gun and scrap flannel to make these cute mittens. I love the variety of colors and the small button details. If they look like too much work to make, don’t worry, you can buy them on Etsy.
February: These little heart pillows are simple to make with pinking shears sewn together with twine. I love the simplicity and rustic look of this hearty garland.
March: The pom pom garland might be my most favorite style. The rainbow color scheme is a perfect accent to this St. Patrick’s day décor. It also takes minutes! Thread a string and sew it through pom poms. So simple yet, fun and colorful!
April: This Easter egg garland is perfect for celebrating the month of April. Best of all, it uses paint chips, which you can easily find at your nearest hardware store. Use a cutting machine or buy a egg shaped paper punch to make this garland in no time!
May: In the month of May, we have several birthdays, our wedding anniversary, and of course, Mother’s Day, so this bow garland seems perfect for celebrating all of our special people this month. This is also a great garland idea for birthday parties or baby showers.
June: Bring on summer with the ice cream cones on this colorful garland. This is also a great garland idea for summer birthday parties or backyard barbeques. Pom poms hot glued into paper cones make this a must!
July: I love this rag ribbon style for the Fourth of July. Of course, this is a simple garland you can switch up and use for any time of the year depending on the fabric and colors you choose. But I especially love this look to celebrate the stars and the stripes.
August: Celebrate those last days of summer with a bright and beautiful garland created with various shades of yarn in your favorite summer shade.
September: It’s back to school, which means ABC’s and 123’s. This banner is perfect for welcoming in the season, no matter what grade you’re in.
October: How cute is this spooky garland for October?! To be honest, I can’t decide which I like more, maybe I’ll incorporate both into my Halloween décor.
November: Thanksgiving is about family, gratitude, and turkey, but we all know that the real focus is the pie. Celebrate the start of the show with a pie garland.
December: Of course, boughs of holly and all that are popular, but I love the simplicity of this pine cone and berry garland.
Whatever you are celebrating I hope this article inspired you on what you can do to add color and interest to the party!