Garlands are an easy way to add a festive flare to a mantle, wall, headboard, bookcase, table centerpiece and so on! I wanted our garland to be super elegant and classy this year so I kept my color palette limited to a nice gold/champagne color. The bohemian looking beads give it a casual elegance and the randomly placed paper stars ties it in with the DIY Star Tree
Also see the DIY Cursive String Ornament for a simple and personal ornament.
- If the beads are in a closed loop like a necklace cut it in a spot so you’re left with an open strand.
- Tie a piece of twine around the ends of two strands of beads to connect them – you’ll want a strand about twice as long as your mantle so you can have enough slack to make a swoop.
- Attach the ornaments with the strings they come with or use another piece of twine to tie them on. I found that it worked better do attach the ornaments when the beads were already up on the wall. It’s easier to perfect the placement.
- Attach the command strips where you want to hang your garland, placing the hooks ~8″-12″ apart. Follow instructions on your command strip package.
- Loop the twine end around a hook to get started and let it drape to the next one. Cover up the hook with a cluster of ornaments either tied to the beads with twine or attached to the hook directly if there is enough room. I chose to double up the beads so there are two strands hanging between each hook.
- OPTIONAL: I added some of my starbursts from my DIY Star Tree for cohesian and also help cover up some of the hooks and tied twine connecting the strands of beads. I used doubled over painter’s tape to attach the stars to the beads and the wall.