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52 Outstanding Garland Craft Ideas

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

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Handcrafted garlands are a beautiful addition to holiday (and other special occasion) décor. Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, birthdays, bridal and baby showers are all times when a garland is both appropriate and space-enhancing.

All of the ideas shown in this article include all the information needed to make the garland featured in the photo. I hope you find this article helpful in your search to find “just the right” project to suit your needs.

To make the beautiful Christmas garland shown above, go to the A Turtle's Life for Me site.

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1. Stars and Buttons Garland

Make a patriotic stars garland for the 4th of July and Memorial Day celebrations this year. See how easy this garland is to make by going to THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE for the tutorial.

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2. Fabric Leaf Garland

It won't take a whole lot of fabric to make this fall leaf garland. As a matter of fact, if you have scraps of fabric left over from other fall projects, you'll have plenty. The tutorial for making this fabric leaf garland is found at Good Housekeeping.

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3. Disco Ball Garland

If you can find the tiny disco balls at a dollar store, this garland could be very inexpensive. You can find the directions for this project at the SHABBY CREEK COTTAGE.

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4. Lighted Rag Garland

The tutorial for making this lighted rag garland is found at Infarrantly CREATIVE.

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5. Gingerbread Man Christmas Garland

You'll find the tutorial for making the gingerbread men at Let's Do Something Crafty.

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6. Paper Fan Garland

Make a fan garland for a birthday party, a bridal or baby shower or for a wedding. You'll find the easy to follow pictured tutorial on the CRAFTAHOLICS ANONYMOUS site.

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7. Tassels Garland

By just changing the colors of the tissue paper, you will make each tassel garland unique. Perfect for any occasion. You'll find the instructions for making this garland at the sweetest occasion.

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8. Make a Christmas Garland

Make a Christmas garland like a pro by following the tips given here. Simple and easy ideas for making the best garland ever.

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9. Vintage Advent Calendar Garland

The instructions for this garland includes a very easy-to-understand tutorial on how to print vintage pictures onto linen fabric. Find the tutorial for making this advent calendar garland at HGTV.

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10. Pumpkin Garland

A pumpkin wreath can be used when decorating for any fall occasion—plus Thanksgiving and Halloween. See how easy this impressive garland is to make by going to tatertots & jello for the tutorial.

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11. Burlap Ribbon Garland

Imagine how beautiful and elegant this burlap ribbon garland will look on your mantel. Super easy directions to follow.

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12. Glitter-Tipped Paper Feathers Garland

The pretty glittered tips on these paper feathers really makes this garland outstanding. Making this garland is a lot easier than the photo makes it appear. The tutorial for making the glitter-tipped feathers and for assembling the garland is found at lia griffith.

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13. Double Heart Cards Garland

For a super attractive Valentine's Day garland, make this double row heart cards garland. You'll find the instructions for making this beautiful garland at Happiness is Homemade.

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14. Mini Gift Boxes Garland

Make a little garland using these mini gift boxes for that mini Christmas tree that you want to decorate. Or, use two strands of these mini gift garlands to hang from the mantel. OH HAPPY DAY is where you'll find the tutorial.

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15. Witch's Shoes Garland

This photo doesn't show the witch's shoes very well, but when you go to the Nap Time Journal site for the tutorial, you'll get a better look. A really nice Halloween garland.

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16. Valentine Love Garland

Be sure to make this garland early so you can display it for the whole month of February. This pretty valentine garland can be made by following the tutorial at a pretty life.

17. Paper Heart Garland

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18. Tissue Fringe Garland

There are so many beautiful themed and colored tissue papers available that the hardest part of making this garland will be picking out the tissue paper. BRIT+CO is the site you'll go to to find the tutorial.

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19. Crocheted Hearts Garland

Make a beautiful crocheted hearts garland for a special occasion for an extra special person. A bridal or baby shower come to mind. The pattern directions for making this hearts garland can be found at Craft Night Blog .

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20. Winter Garland

The tutorial for this garland, found on the Resin Crafts blog, uses wood slices.

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21. Sugar Plum Garland

The colors used in making this sugar plum garland are so pretty. The sugar-coated look is outstanding.

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22. Pinwheel Garland

Imagine all the ways that this pinwheel garland could be used. There are beautiful scrapbook papers for any and all occasions. You'll find the directions for making the pinwheels and the garland at Hoosier Homemade.

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23. Crocheted Bows and Pom Pom Garland

Knowing how to crochet has its perks if you are wanting to make this crocheted bows and pom poms garland.

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24. Cupcake Pom Poms Garland

This is a super easy-to-make garland, and the uses for it are too many to state. Be sure to go to CRAFTED BY LINDY for the tutorial.

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25. Happy Halloween Garland

This is a Pottery Barn-inspired garland. Jute and canvas cloth makes this Halloween garland so special. Go to Sweet Something designs to find the tutorial.

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26. Vintage Lace and Fabric Hearts Garland

I love the look of the vintage fabric hearts on the lace ribbon making up this garland. This would be perfect for a baby shower or a little girl's birthday party. Find the instructions for making this garland at That's So Gemma.

27. Tissue Flowers Garland

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28. Cinnamon Sticks Garland

Any occasion or décor that uses the shabby chic theme would be enhanced with this cinnamon sticks garland. And can you imagine the wonderful aroma coming from the cinnamon sticks. The tutorial is found at Ruffled.

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29. Star Garland

Make a star garland for your party or for your wedding. Stars are so appropriate for so many occasions that this garland will be useful many times during the year. GREEN WEDDING SHOES is where you'll go for the tutorial.

30. Cinnamon Angel Garland

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31. Crepe Bows Garland

Crepe paper is used to make the bows for this garland, so the supplies to make it are very inexpensive. And the instructions are found on the FLAIR EXCHANGE blog.

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32. Doily Garland

This simply beautiful doily garland is so easy to make, but look how it adds elegance. Make it for a Valentine's Day decoration, or add chair garlands to enhance your bridal table. Go to Ella Claire to find the tutorial for making this doily garland.

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33. Easy Christmas Trees Garland

The kids will love helping make this garland using cardstock and twine. The super easy instructions are found at Design IMPROVISED. Use a cookie cutter for your tree pattern.

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34. Salt Dough and Jute Garland

It's been some time since I last made salt dough, but this salt dough garland has me interested in getting back to it.

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35. Corn Husk Pom Poms Garland

The corn husk pom poms and the autumn leaves on this garland are so attractive. I could definitely decorate with this garland. The instructions for making this garland with corn husk pom poms is found at Centsational Girl.

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36. All-Occasions Felt Garland

The tutorial at The Spruce Crafts explains how to make the letters for a Thanksgiving (or other occasions) garland. This would be a great garland idea for a classroom.

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37. Love Garland

Make a garland for Valentine's Day with love letters to decorate the mantel. Bugaboo City shares the tutorial for this garland.

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38. Snowman Garland on a Wire

I love these snowmen! To make the snowman garland, you first make the paper balls that will be the snowmen. Check this one out.

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39. Pom Pom Garland

Look at the outstanding pom pom garland that can be made using beautiful yarns. Find the tutorial for making this Pom Pom Garland at Momtastic Life.