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Nov 20, 2015

9 out-of-the-box festive garland ideas

By: Brittany Devenyi

9 out-of-the-box festive garland ideas Author: Style At Home

DIY Projects
Nov 20, 2015

9 out-of-the-box festive garland ideas

By: Brittany Devenyi

The beauty of decking out your home for the holidays is that you can be as traditional or as unexpected as you wish. Take garland, for instance. Whether fashioned from felt or fresh greenery, strung along a staircase or delicately decorating a fireplace, each approach carries its own magical appeal. Here, we round up 9 garland ideas that are sure to make your living space sparkle.

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9 out-of-the-box garland ideas

Felt garland

For a more modern take on traditional garland, experiment with felt. This DIY option from crafting extraordinaire Tara Ballantyne is super simple to make (read: minimal materials required) and its subtle style means it will suit your space year round. Tour Tara's Scandi-chic Christmas home for more inspiring ideas.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Jonathan Bielaski Credits: Style at Home

9 out-of-the-box garland ideas

Dreidel garland

Get creative this Hanukkah season by stringing together a brilliant blue dreidel garland. The eye-catching DIY accent is a perfect holiday craft to make with kids and will instantly brighten any mantel or doorway. Get the DIY instructions here.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Aimee Herring Credits: Style at Home

9 out-of-the-box garland ideas

Natural garland

There’s something undeniably elegant about a staircase garland. Here, Toronto designer Erin Feasby forwent hanging garland on a banister and instead strung greenery embellished with purple fabric along the neutral wall below. Tour this modern Christmas home here.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

9 out-of-the-box garland ideas

Glitzy garland

Come Christmas, there’s no such thing as too much glitz – so don’t doubt your holiday instincts! In this case, a multi-stringed beaded garland punctuated with glistening blue ornaments bedecks a banister and fills the entryway with the perfect amount of festive flair. Tour this timeless and modern Christmas home here.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

9 out-of-the-box garland ideas

Window garland

Dress up your living space this holiday season with a graceful garland fashioned from doilies and twine. Stringing doilies together creates a whimsical look that resembles falling snowflakes, especially when hung from a windowsill. Tour this cozy holiday coach house here.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

9 out-of-the-box garland ideas

Stocking garland

You know a garland is a true showpiece when it’s near impossible to peel your eyes away from it. This boxwood garland, fancied up with twinkle lights and large white stockings, has the power to turn a boring banister into a beautiful statement piece. Tour this stunning Scandinavian style holiday home here.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Stacey Van Berkel Credits: Style at Home

9 out-of-the-box garland ideas

Wooden garland

A simple wood-disc garland fills this space with the warmth of the season. Its understated appearance also allows for the room's beautiful blue palette to take centre stage. For a similar look, craft your own using these monogram ornaments from Indigo.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Ryan Brook/TC Media Credits: Style at Home

9 out-of-the-box garland ideas

Ornament garland

Take this glistening garland as evidence that ornaments need not be reserved for a Christmas tree. The multi-toned gold baubles add a dash of holiday whimsy to an otherwise neutral entryway. Tour this sparkling silver and gold holiday home here.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

9 out-of-the-box garland ideas

Colourful garland

Patterned ball garlands jazz up this fireplace mantel. The playful accessories add a splash of colour to the living room’s mostly white scheme. To achieve a similar style, string one together using wooden beads and festive fabric.

By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Robin Stubbert Credits: Style at Home

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