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How To Make Christmas Ornament Garland – Easy Christmas Decor DIY

Christmas ornament garland, is an incredibly easy DIY to up your Christmas decor game! Learn how to make this unique christmas decoration in a few simple steps!

ornament garland on display on mantle

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When it comes to decorating for Christmas, there are endless possibilities! You can go traditional with a red and green color scheme, or take another approach with blues and silvers.

Or, you can be the crazy person who changes it each year! Raises my hand from the back of the room! ??‍♀️

One of the best things about Christmas decor, is that you can let your imagination and personality shine! And, what better way to do that than with an easy Christmas DIY project?


easy diy ornament garland

Are you a Christmas decor lover?

Hands down one of my favorite things on this planet is to decorate for Christmas! Don’t you just love daydreaming about ALL the decorating projects?

Do you find yourself asking:

  • What fun and new ways can I decorate this year?
  • Ohhhh what unique color scheme should I use this holiday season?
  • Is July too early to put up Christmas decorations? (Okay maybe that one is a stretch, but on November 1st, you are chomping at the bit to get started!)

Then you are going to love this christmas ornament garland!

It is such a fun and easy DIY, and it is incredibly versatile too!

Perfect for the Christmas decorating lover who has an ever changing color scheme preference! Again, I feel you! I AM you!

An easy Christmas decor DIY!

When we moved into our new home, it was absolute chaos!

By the time the holiday season hit, I was just catching my breath…semi sort of. I mean, we were unpacked, but had barely started on any of our endless list of renovations.

I was still adjusting to a new home, a new town, new schools, a toddler scurrying around my feet. Needless to say, it was very overwhelming.

My soul desperately needed to create and decorate.

Because, as you know, creating and decorating are forms of therapy! And, if you can combine the two! Look out world, because we are an unstoppable, major crafting therapy session breakthrough level of energy and excitement.

Like, you are now in the hugging random strangers level of happiness mode! Am I right??? 😉

Since the holidays were quickly approaching I decided to tackle an incredibly easy Christmas decor DIY project. All the praise hands for easy!

Thus, the Christmas ornament garland was born! Y’all this can be made in under 20 minutes, and shines with epic levels of holiday gorgeousness!

Now, are you ready to get started? Let’s do this!

Looking for more easy DIY Christmas decorations? Be sure to check out this EASY Christmas centerpiece and this Rustic Gift Box!

ornament garland supplies

Christmas Ornament Garland Supplies

All of the hardware for this project can be purchased at your local hardware store, or big box store.

The ornaments used in this garland were purchased from Hobby Lobby. But, you can grab these ornaments from any of the craft or decorating stores too!

PRO TIP: This is your project so do whatever you think is best for the ornament situation. However, my advice is to not go crazy on spending! These ornaments are going to be strung up, and we all know little hands are going to be banging this garland around…like a lot!

That is why I purchased the ornaments from Hobby Lobby! They were cheap, but pretty, and shatter proof! Trust me, the cheaper ornaments are pretty too!

Also, feel free to let your imagination run wild with this project! I went with a silver and blue color scheme, but I am already daydreaming about pops of chartreuse, and even a black and white theme.

This ornament garland is super forgiving, and an inexpensive christmas DIY project! Feel free to change it up as often as you like!

For those of you who prefer to shop online, I have created a list of all the supplies used in this Christmas ornament garland project.


How to make Christmas Ornament Garland

Now that you have all of your supplies ready, let’s get this garland started!

First you will need to measure your mantle, or the spot that you will be hanging your garland. Give yourself a few inches breathing room, as you will want your garland to swag, or droop, in the middle.

To give you an idea, my mantel is 62 inches long, so I made each garland approximately 36 inches long. I added about 5 extra inches to each garland to allow room for the swag.

ornament garland step by step assembly


First, you will need to thread your wire through a washer. Slip it through the washer, and wrap the wire so that it makes a knot.

Next, twist the wire so that there is a slight notch for the ornaments to ‘stop’. I allowed approximately two inches at each end for the ornaments to stop before hitting the washers.

Want more easy DIY decor projects? Be sure to check out the full tutorial on How To Make A Burlap Wreath the easy way!


ornament garland step by step assembly


Now, you will just thread the ornaments onto the wire. You can create a pretty pattern with your Christmas ornament garland, or keep it totally random.

Once, you have reached the end, attach another washer and twist the wire like you did in the beginning. Don’t forget the two inch notch.

ornament garland step by step assembly

Next, you will repeat the process again for your second ornament garland. When you are finished, it should look something like this.

Hang your Christmas ornament garland

Now, you are ready to hang your beautiful garland!

Go back to your fireplace mantel, and determine where you want to place your hooks.

I placed 2 of the washers on the very edges of the mantel. The other 2 washers were placed right in the middle of the mantel.

Remember, there needs to be room for the garland to meet in the middle.

ornament garland on display on mantel

Now, step back and admire your handiwork! Check out your epic level of Christmas decorating success!

You are amazing, and I definitely wanna hang with you in front of your fireplace sipping on some cocoa, and watching all the holiday movies!

PS What color scheme are you thinking about for Christmas? I wanna know! Leave me a comment below with what is inspiring you this holiday season!

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    1. Hi! As you string the ornaments they will kind of twist and spin so that it looks like layers. But, it is really just stringing them on the single wire. I hope that helps. Thanks so much!

    1. I am so glad that your ornament garland turned out beautifully! And I completely agree about the no shedding part. No mess is always a winner in my book! Thank you so much for reading. XO, Amanda

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