A Christmas garland made from twigs with video
We all love a great Christmas garland. I just desired to create something I hadn’t seen done before.
A Christmas garland made from twigs would be that. It was so simple to make, and had the rustic quirky quality I gravitate towards. And it’s perfect to use for Christmas decorating or all season long!
Here’s how I made it!
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Christmas garland from twigs / sticks / branches!
string, scissors, sticks of uniform size, cutting device, patience
The garlands are easy to make, just a little time consuming. Flick on Netflix and you’ll forget what you’re doing. 🙂
Gather twigs of choice
1. Gather your twigs or branches of choice.
I happened to land this bunch of bundled branches at a thrift store for $10. The uniform shape made them very easy to work with.
Cutting the twigs
2. Decide how thick you’d like your garland to end up. Cut twigs to desired length.
Mine were cut at 3″ long.
3. Measure your first piece of string at a generous 2 arms’ length.
2 arms’ length is very manageable. Much longer would likely tangle up the string.
How to wrap the twigs
4. Finding the centre of the string, tie one twig to the string tightly secured with one or two knots.
5. To add a new twig, create a loose knot with the string, slip a twig inside, then tighten the string.
6. Continue adding twigs and knotting them tightly until you run out of string.
I suggest to tie each twig with a double knot to secure the twigs moreso. I only tied mine with single knots and the some twigs fell out after the fact.
How to extend the garland length
7. After accumulating several garland lengths, tie them together to achieve the length of garland desired!
Click above to watch a short video tutorial on how to string together this twig garland.
The finished garland!
The finished twig garland looks so cool! It’s like a modern, rustic twist! And looks great hung anywhere!
Here it’s hung from my stairway rail. Very quirky but cool too!
And here the twig garland is teamed up with a string of fresh strung cranberry garland and a twiggy branched garland. 3 garlands together! Very pretty!
Above, the twig garland was added to this funky step ladder Christmas tree!
And small pieces of the garland used in this kitchen valance garland.
This twiggy garland is very versatile! Where would you hang yours?
Other twig garland projects you may enjoy:
Create this unique twig chevron garland!
Try this unique grapevine twig and pinecone garland twist!
Visit many of my other DIY garlands HERE
68 thoughts on “A rustic Christmas garland made from twigs… with video!”
wowie! what a job it must have been to create that. But the end result is totally worth it – so lovely!
~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”
Love the garland! I so wanted to try it, and am wondering if I have to do the George Washington thing and cut down a tree in my neighbor’s lawn tomorrow. jk I have only HUGE cedar trees. Thanks for the tutorial. I put your Christmas tree/ladder blog on my FB page and people were astounded. I love seeing you grow in your abilities and your creativity. Your blog is helping me be more thankful for the home I live in, because I really don’t like split levels. I decided to decorate it more creatively with items I love.
I’ve been holding on to willow branches I’ve had for years after making a couple of willow baskets (talk about tough work!). Thanks for the great idea and tutorial. I can now use them and shout out loud: “See, I told you they’d come handy some day!
Thanks for the tutorial, I would love to try this, maybe for Valentines day…
Great job! I’m surely gonna try this. A big thanks here 🙂
That twig garland is so “you”! You never cease to amaze me. Lovely! xo
Love that garland!! Thanks for the tutorial. I am always amazed at everything you do, vintage soda bottles hanging from the bannister…so cute and clever!!!
Thanks for the tute Donna… I love it! The miter saw was a great thing to see, I pictured myself using a hand clipper! Yikes
I loved that garland when you first showed it. So beautiful!! But you are so right..a movie would definitely be in order!! Ha!
And I am still oooing and ahhhing over the step ladder tree!! Love it
You are a crazy genius!! Crazy because sitting there and making all of those is crazy, but so very genius. I love love love this idea. Wish I hadn’t let the garbage men take all our sticks when we were cleaning up the yard. Next year I’m hoarding them all, even from the neighbors, lol.
What a great idea, looks like a lot of work. So I am now on the look out for twigs. Not any in my yard so I have to go scouting. I love your blog and how creative you are. You have a gift for seeing things most people don’t. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.
Love this! It looks good everywhere you put it, too! I was out collecting twigs with my son last weekend for my own (not so) little twig project. Nursing a gigantic bruise on my leg and we broke a snow sled hauling it all back! Wish I would have bought a bunch for 10 bucks!!
I love it! Maybe I’ll try one to match my dried orange garland!
Donna I love your garland. A few years back I bought some twig garland at the Dollar Tree.
I used it for several years until it started
falling apart. Yours is beautiful and looks
really good on your stairway. Actually it would look good anywhere.
how fun does that look?
my kind of craft project …and could be free,too!
You’re CRAZY! I love your twig garland! I have a kinda twiggy hanging lamp (it’s all your fault) which I’ve prettied up for Christmas.
Now this?! Maybe if I start this year….
Everything is beautiful, as always. It’s such an easy garland that could do so many things!
What a great idea. May have to try it for next year. By the way, I just love your steps. They make me smile every time I see them. Merry Christmas!
Wow! So impressive! I’m pretty sure if I tried to make that my back would officially break before I even got finished.