DIY Ugly Sweater Christmas Garland

Ugly sweater garland

When did we all decide to stop wearing ugly Christmas sweaters ironically, and switch to wearing them sincerely? Either way, I love a good ugly sweater during the holidays. The tackier, the better, in my opinion! I have my own that I whip out for parties, decked out in kittens and distractingly noisy jingle bells. I decided to celebrate this kitschy theme by making a decorative garland out of mini little sweaters. Turns out, shrinking things only makes them cuter, not uglier!             Continue Reading

Decorate with “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” Bunting

Photo: Holly Wade

Home Alone will forever be one of my favorite Christmas movies because it was an important piece of my childhood! Of course, we can’t forget the iconic line from the fictional movie Kevin watches in the sequel when the character says “Merry Christmas ya filthy animal” after shooting someone. If you’re looking for a quirky addition to your Christmas decor this year that will fulfill your 90s nostalgia, this colorful “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” bunting printable is for you! Continue Reading

Cute With a Lil’ Spook: DIY Mini Ghost Garland

Halloween ghost banner

Halloween is coming up quickly, and I don't know about you, but I'll be ready to start decorating soon. Usually when I get my home ready for Halloween, I tend to avoid the creepier, crawlier stuff and go straight for cute and classic. A few jack-o-lanterns, some fake cobwebs, and a ghost or two. Or, in this case, a whole string of them! The mini “boos” on this DIY Halloween banner are a cute and quick addition to a styled mantel or cart, or simply haunting on a wall or door.              Continue Reading

Amazing Fall Decor Ideas for Every Style, Budget, and Room

A cozy fall scene with a plaid blanket, hot chocolate, and fall leaves on a wood tray

It may or may not feel like it yet where you live, but I'm sure you don't need to be told that summer is nearing its last days. After a long, hot season, many of us are ready for cooler weather, colorful leaves, hay mazes, and apple picking. It can be fun to bring some of that fall flair into your home decor, too. So whether you want just a touch of fall decor, or want to kick summer to the curb and go all in with your fall decorations, we have tons of ideas for ways to turn your home into a celebration of autumn.           Continue Reading

Make This: Oversized Wood Bead Garland

Over-sized wood bead garland
Photo: Amber Dickson

Wood bead garland is receiving a lot of love at the moment, and for good reason! It introduces texture and interest, but is neutral enough not to clutter your space. It’s suitable decor for minimalists and maximailists alike! One way to update this trend is to play with scale and supersize your beads.         


The beads on this large-scale garland are made from a wooden table leg and a wooden dowel.  Each are easily sourced at the hardware store or anywhere you find small architectural salvage for sale. Continue Reading

How to Fold an Origami Star Paper Garland

Today we're talking about how to fold an origami star. Once you get it down, it's easy to see how this technique can extend to any number of inspiring decor ideas.

Origami star garland tutorial
My favorite aspect of the holiday season is most certainly the decorating. It puts a festive spirit in your heart and a big smile on your face – the perfect recipe for holiday cheer. 

And while holiday decor can mean a variety of different things to different people, I think we can all agree that the best holiday decorations are both beautiful and inexpensive! Continue Reading

Make This: DIY Paper Wishbone Garland for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving decoration done on the cheap: Paper Chain Wishbone Garland

I've been a vegetarian for over 13 years now, and there aren't many meat-eating rituals that I feel like I'm missing out on. I don't crave hamburgers, I don't really care for barbecuing, and carving a turkey isn't my style either. Free wishes, though…that's something I could use more of! This quick Thanksgiving decoration is as close to a wishbone as I'm getting, and after the holiday I'll be ripping a few in half so I can make a wish anyway.        Continue Reading

Five Stylish DIY Christmas Decor Projects You Can Make For Less Than $15

5 Decor Projects Under $15 using Amazon Prime

It’s a harsh reality: we all want to do Christmas decor DIYs, but the busy holiday season is always packed family and friends. We want to spend money to “deck the halls” but are saving our pennies to buy Christmas gifts. Hopefully this post will be sweetness to your eyes, ears, wallets, and Christmas decorations. Today I’m sharing five simple DIY Christmas decor projects that can each be had for less than $15, and all the materials are available on Amazon Prime!  Continue Reading

Make It: Simple DIY Clay Circle Garland

Photo: Caitlin McGrath

A lot of the DIY garlands we feature are meant for specific celebrations (holidays, birthdays, etc. etc.), but this clay version is stylish and subtle enough to be left up year-round!      

Using air dry clay and a few clever techniques, Caitlin of The Merrythought created this gorgeous decorative garland. While I personally love it as-is, you could get creative with paint for a more colorful option. Check out the tutorial over on Poppytalk for a complete supply list and instructions. Continue Reading

Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Gemstone Garland

While not holiday-specific (which is a-okay in my book), this simple DIY garland can easily be customized to add a bit more holiday flair! Even some sparkly accents will bring this gemstone garland into the glitz and glamor of the season.      

Sara from Tell Love and Chocolate has all the deets on making your own wooden gemstone garland — check out the tutorial and supply list!

LINK: DIY Wooden Gemstone Garland from Tell Love and Chocolate