DIY Beaded Christmas Garland

diy beaded christmas garland

Wanna learn how you can save 75% or more on your Christmas garland?  Make your own!  I used foam ball fillers ($2.50 per bag from Michaels) to create this DIY Beaded Christmas Garland!

Have you ever gone into the craft store and browsed through the garland?  It runs about $10-$20 depending on the complexity.  {And I love me some Christmas swag!}

It was so easy, I don’t even have a tutorial written out for you.  All you need is the foam ball fillers, thread and a needle.  Because of the way I hang it, you do not even need to tie off the ends.

I tend to be a little anal when it comes to patterns.  I can’t just do random – it does not jive with my personality.  I sorted out the balls by color and size and then spent close to 20 minutes deciding what order I wanted to string them.  Once you get past that part, simply thread the foam balls onto the thread and voila – DIY Beaded Christmas Garland!

DIY beaded christmas garland

diy beaded christmas garland

To hang the garland on the mantle, I used small thumbtacks and wrapped the thread around the base of the tack.  Not only is it secure, it is easy to hide!

Minus my obsessive compulsiveness regarding pattern, this project took 10 minutes!

Stay tuned for the rest of my Christmas mantel reveal!!

Linking up these fabulous parties! {Serenity Now}
About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Totally love this! It’s kinda like the garland I was going to make, but not really, lol if you remember that. I’m sharing this with the whole world – or at least my fb fans :)

  2. This is a GREAT idea! I’ve got so many of these Styrofoam vase fillers in colors I wasn’t planning on using! I’ll have to see if I can make something similar for our tree.

  3. Genius Jill! I love this! I added the filler bags to my shopping list! I love me some Christmas swag also but I am too cheap to pay so much for SEASONAL decor! Thanks for the awesome idea! See you Friday!

  4. Oh my goodness…I just bought foam vase fillers to do this EXACT same thing then I came home and saw your post! Great minds :o)

  5. Such a great idea!!!

  6. So smart and so pretty! What a great idea! I love a good christmas garland :)

  7. I made my own garland this year as well! I used gumdrops from a bulk store. Less than $2 and it is SO cute! I really like yours and have hundreds of places for garland, so I may add my own version of yours somewhere in my house! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi Jill, so happy I found you at “It’s Inspiration Friday” and at the right time. I guess I must be the last one to know that styrofoam balls can be pre-decorated. LOL! I kept expecting that you would share how you colored them. Frankly, I’m glad you gave us the upfront tutorial….closeup photos. Love this!

    Merry Christmas,

  9. I love this garland. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  10. This is beautiful. Although there are so many color combos that you can use for Christmas, the classic red and green is still my favorite.

  11. Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now. I would love it if you linked up and joined us.
    The link is
    My Christmas wish is to see you at the link party!


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