Home: D.I.Y Mirror Garland

Christmas decorating is in full swing. Most of you are probably all done with your decor but for the stranglers or for the busy folks. You still have a whole two weeks until Christmas so get cracking.

I’ve had my tree up since December 2nd and wanted to add some more greenery to the household. I saw on Jillian Harris  Instagram’s  page she had a company come in and hung fresh “mantle garland” I guess you would call it. Around her mantle peice and windows in the kitchen. I was like YES! I need this!trimmings, christmas, tree, garland, home decor, diy, simple christmas, vancity blogger

But, Since I had made a promise to myself not to buy any new Christmas decor, I had to figure out a way to make it with what I had in the house and in the Christmas totes. Luckily, for me there is a gentlemen named Larry down the road from my house selling  live and cut Christmas trees.trimmings, christmas, tree, garland, home decor, diy, simple christmas, vancity blogger

I asked Larry if it would be okay to take some of the trimmings from the pruned trees and he agreed.

I got a couple trimmings and brought them home. I forgot how amazing fresh christmas trees smelt. I laid it all out how I would like it to hang and got to work.

What you will need for this project.

    • Zap Straps
    • Good Quality Twine
    • Scissors
    • Tree Trimmings
    • Ornaments (optional)

First thing I would suggest is measure the space you would like to hang your garland, then lay out all the pieces in the length and design you would like to make.

After this, use the zap straps to hold together the larger pieces and make the garland more secure.

Once garland is secure. Use your twine to tie together smaller branches. This makes the mantle garland very secure and easy to work with.

Now its time to think about decorating your garland. You can opt to leave it as it is or do as I have done here and add string lights , an ornament or even decorate it fully like you would do your Christmas tree.trimmings, christmas, tree, garland, home decor, diy, simple christmas, vancity blogger

Once you’ve fancied up your garland, How will you hang it? I used the same twine to make a “hanging wire” to help up it up on the wall.

I chose to display both garland over vintage mirrors in my home.

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Mirror Garland

I’m really satisfied with the results and though my end results were nothing as spectacular as Jillian’s these turn out really well. Let me know if you tried this. I will pin this tutorial to Pinterest.

Happy Reading,



12 responses to “Home: D.I.Y Mirror Garland”

  1. It looks great! We picked up our Christmas tree yesterday, and hopefully we will get it decorated tonight 🙂


    1. Awesome! i love Christmas. I’d love to see your tree once it’s decorated.

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  2. Your garland looks so beautiful, very creative.


    1. Thank you so much


  3. What a great way to add some unique decor to your home for the holidays!


    1. Thank you, it was so fun to make


  4. It turned out beautifully! So simple and festive!

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    1. Thank you so much. It was really fun to make


  5. Super cute idea! I love using fresh trimmings for decor, especially for the great scent!

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    1. Thank you, I love the scent too! Makes the house smells “Christmasy!”


  6. super cool! I’m going to try this next year

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    1. It’s so fun and easy.


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