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DIY Video: Easy Holiday Garland

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DIY Video: Easy Holiday Garland

Alexa Hotz December 04, 2012

Love the look of holiday greenery indoors but looking to go beyond the usual evergreen decor? Make your own easy and inexpensive garland using whatever foliage you'd like: forage it outdoors, collect it from your garden, or pick up a few sprigs of greenery at the farmers' market.

Want to give it a try? See my DIY video for step-by-step instructions (you'll need to source the materials outlined below).

Above: The finished privet berry garland now lives on my kitchen countertop and adds a Christmasy note.

Above: Use thin silver wire so you can wrap it around and through the berry stems; twist the wires together to create a strong hold when tying it off.

Here's What You Need:

  • 2 bunches of Privet Berry (I live in a small apartment, so I only required a three-foot-long garland; for longer garlands you'll need more foliage).
  • Thin, bendable silver wire; 6 Yards of Tarnish-Resistant Silver Wire is $5.85 from Amazon.
  • Garden scissors like these: Ikebana Scissors for $31.95 from Amazon.

N.B.: Looking for more how-to DIY videos? See 18 of our Gardening and DIY Videos.

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