Holiday Decor | Magnolia Garland

LAST UPDATED: Feb 14, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Dec 01, 2011 | By: Julie Blanner
DIY Garland for beginners in just 30 minutes
Creating your own holiday decor from items in your backyard {or your in-laws} is cost effective and provides a classic, custom look for your home.  This project only took a half hour!
Step by step tutorial to create your own magnolia garland for Christmas
  1. To start, print and cut this Martha Stewart template on card stock.  I took the liberty of increasing it to the appropriate size for you 🙂
  1. Staple the pieces together 1-2 times, but leaving a small gap between them.  This allows for movement.
  2. Next, using cut magnolia leaves, working from the bottom up, glue the leaves to the card stock 3 at a time.  I glued one face down and 2 face up for some texture and added color.  Add each set an inch to 2 inches above the previous set.                          * For the pieces that will hang down, use a ribbon rather than card stock.
I hung mine using one of my favorite products-3M Command Strips – they hang well and are easy to remove after the holidays are over.  Did I mention they won’t remove your paint or leave a sticky residue?
Kansas City Star Christmas - Julie Blanner & Family
I connected my strands with a hole punch and ribbon bows.  This garland would also look beautiful along a bannister!

mini loaves of bread gift wrapped