Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, but it’s time to put the fork down and get our Christmas game on. Soon I’ll have the 2020 Christmas home tour on the blog, but for now I’m still having fun making festive decorations. Today I’m sharing how to make this Christmas ornament garland, I love how it turned out, but best of all it was crazy easy to make!
Christmas ornament balls in various sizes
Yep… that’s all you need, easy right?
I picked up the majority of my ornaments from The Dollar Tree, you just can’t beat 12 ornaments for a dollar! Some of my larger ornaments and textured ones came from my ornament graveyard. I have boxes and boxes of old ornaments that I like to save for crafts.
Measure out the length of wire needed for your space, be sure to measure out a little more than you need so you have extra wire for tying the ends off. Then simply string the ornaments along the wire using various sizes or colors.
I wanted to let the garland drape off the mantel, so I did need to adjust a few ornaments to the back or the front to lay smoothly. But what if you want to hang your garland? No problem! Simply twist off some wire loops in the back and you’re good to hang.
Push the ornaments along the wire to ensure there are no gaps and then simply tie each end off. That’s pretty much it, it’s such an easy Christmas decoration to make that really makes the room pop.
I’m partial to red but there are so many fun color combinations you could come up with! I use a combination of plastic and glass balls, and I prefer the plastic ones because I don’t worry about breaking them. Plastic is definitely less stress, you can throw it around a bit more.
Gorgeous, budget friendly, and easy to make! That’s my kind of Christmas craft right there. I can’t wait to share some more festive ideas and the home tour with you soon! Until then stay safe, and I hope you find some great online sales.