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:
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