10 Pretty Garlands to Add Color to Your Life

Who says that garlands are just for parties? We have garland up in the foyer at our house year-round, and the other day my husband asked me if I’d like to make some more garland to hang in our kitchen. Garland and bunting are so great at bringing color into a room and covering a big space. Great for budget decorating, when you don’t have the time to make a lot of art pieces or money to buy them. Whip up some garland, and you’re all good.

1. Macrame Yarn Garland – Rachel at A Beautiful Mess made this pretty garland. It has me wanting to try my hand at macrame!

2. Heart Garland – Rhonda says that this is for Valentine’s Day, but I say heart decor is lovely all year round!

3. Scrap Fabric Bunting – I made this fabric garland years ago as a house-warming gift for a friend. Real talk: this is the super simple technique that I’m leaning toward for our kitchen.

4. Burlap Bunting – Burlap fabric is so, so inexpensive. You can follow DIY Mommy’s no-sew tute to the letter, or if you want some extra color you can paint that burlap.

5. Scalloped Bunting – So it turns out that DIY Mommy is something of a bunting maven. This one’s from her too, and there’s another one of hers further down the list. I love the look of this rounded bunting. It’s a nice change from the usual hard edges.

6. No-Sew Felt Garland – Fabric glue is your friend for making City Girl Gone Coastal’s no-sew garland.

7. Bunting Lantern – Bonjour Quilts made miniature bunting and wrapped it around a cheapo paper lantern for a quick, cheap decor piece. It’s so cute!

8. Printed Garland – Add a sweet message to your fabric bunting with iron on transfers. The Painted Hive has the deets!

9. Crochet Hearts – This is yet another great garland idea from DIY Mommy! Little crochet rainbow hearts, all strung in a row.

10. Map Garland – Ribbon plus maps from your stash make such a lovely garland. Gayle at Solitary Moments used her machine to sew her garland, but you could also glue the paper to narrower unfolded ribbon instead.