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}


  1. Dianna L. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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,


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