Festive Holiday Garland - Engineer Mommy
Dec 162015
 

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Growing up, one of my favorite memories was getting to pick out a fun, new Hallmark ornament every year. It was something my mom did for me and now, it’s something I happily do for my kids. Letting my kids pick out a few new Hallmark ornaments each year is actually something I’ve been doing with them for a few years now. When it comes to holiday traditions and spreading cheer, there’s nothing quite as special as Hallmark Ornaments and Hallmark Cards! While my kids and I were at Walmart picking out our new ornaments, I also found a few amazing Hallmark greeting cards that I’m so excited to share with you. Also, keep reading for my tutorial on how I made this playful & whimsical Holiday Garland using Hallmark Ornaments & Cards!

Since I can’t wait to show you my Festive Holiday Garland, here’s a sneak peek at it!

Festive Holiday Garland

Festive Holiday Garland

Festive Holiday Garland

We went to Walmart to pick out our supplies. I immediately found all the Hallmark Cards together in a featured display in a center aisle of the store. There was even an at-shelf coupon available. Beginning 11/15, look for at-shelf coupons for $2 OFF the purchase of 3 Hallmark cards! Here are the cards I picked up from the store.

Hallmark Cards

Hallmark Cards


The top two ones are absolutely gorgeous- they have glitter accents and thoughtful messages inside! The bottom card is truly spectacular, too! It features a card in the shape of a mug of hot cocoa and it’s wrapped with a gorgeous removable coffee sleeve!
Hallmark Card

Hallmark Card


The recipient of this card gets the sweet Hallmark Card PLUS a removable coffee sleeve in a festive design- perfect for all those mugs of hot tea, coffee and cocoa during the cold Winter months. Who wouldn’t LOVE to receive this card?! As a matter of fact, I purchased two of these cards just so I can use one of the sleeves myself! Hallmark greeting cards are such a wonderful way to show someone you care. They really work well for any holiday or occasion. Actually, any day of the week is a perfect day to send a Hallmark greeting card!
Hallmark Card

Hallmark Card


Now, I’m excited to share with you how I used these Hallmark products to deck the halls in my house! Continuing a tradition that has been in my family for a few generations, I let my daughters pick out their favorite Hallmark Ornaments at Walmart. Both of my kids picked out Hallmark Resin Figurine Ornaments- my 4 year old picked out Anna from FROZEN and my 2 year old picked out Elsa from FROZEN! To complete the set, I picked out Olaf from FROZEN. There were so many different Hallmark Ornaments at the store: 16 Walmart exclusives, resin figurines, Holiday Barbie, new deco figurines and more! Here are the three Hallmark Ornaments we brought home.
Hallmark Ornaments

Hallmark Ornaments


So, here’s how my garland came together and how I’m using the Hallmark Cards and Hallmark Ornaments to decorate my fireplace for the season!

Supplies:
Hallmark greeting cards
Hallmark ornaments
silver ball garland
burlap ribbon
yarn
hot glue & glue gun
glittery silver bows
paint & brush

Festive Holiday Garland: Supplies

Festive Holiday Garland: Supplies

Directions:
1. First, make the pom poms using the yarn. I chose purple yarn since that color seemed to complement the Hallmark Ornaments and Hallmark Cards we picked out! To make the pom poms, start wrapping the yarn around 2 fingers about 10 times and then slip the yarn off your fingers. Use the two ends of yarn to tie a few knots to secure it. You will have small loops on either side of the knots. Use a pair of scissors to cut those loops. Trim as necessary to make the pom pom even. Here’s a picture tutorial to further clarify these instructions.

Making Yarn Pom Poms

Making Yarn Pom Poms


2. To create a little message out of the burlap, cut small squares from the burlap ribbon. Use a pencil to trace the outline of the letters you’d like to form. Then, using some paint and a brush, fill in the letters you just drew. I chose purple paint and the word “JOY” for this step!
Creating a Message from Burlap Squares

Creating a Message from Burlap Squares


3. Now that the pom poms are made and the burlap message is created, it’s time to assemble the garland. The burlap letters are attached to the silver garland with a simple strip of hot glue.
Attaching the Burlap Squares

Attaching the Burlap Squares


4. The pom poms are attached by simply using the two ends of yarn and tying them onto the garland.
Attaching the Pom Poms to the Garland

Attaching the Pom Poms to the Garland


5. The Hallmark Ornaments are simply placed on the garland and are kept in place by the little silver beads that form the garland.
Attaching the Hallmark Ornaments to the Garland

Attaching the Hallmark Ornaments to the Garland


6. Here is what the garland looks like at this point! Cute and whimsical, right?
Festive Holiday Garland

Festive Holiday Garland


7. I draped this garland across my fireplace by hanging it from some stocking holders. On top of the stocking holders, I placed some of the Hallmark Cards I had purchased. Since these cards are so gorgeous and festive-looking, they make it so easy to decorate for the holidays! Just placing those cards on my fireplace mantel next to my garland instantly makes my fireplace festive! And the best part? As I get more holiday cards from friends & family, I can place add them to the mantel, as well. It’s such a fun way to display and enjoy Hallmark Cards! Between the Hallmark Ornaments & Hallmark Cards, my fireplace is looking totally decked out for the season!
Festive Holiday Garland

Festive Holiday Garland


I love how the Hallmark Cards & Hallmark Ornaments really set the tone for a whimsical & elegant holiday! Let’s just say that my kids are totally stoked about the way the fireplace looks now. My 4 year old has said she doesn’t want me to ever take down this garland! :)
Festive Holiday Garland

Festive Holiday Garland


While my family is busy doing holiday crafts & activities during the season, we love to listen to music! Do you enjoy festive music, too? Be sure to check out the Hallmark Pandora station for a great selection of holiday tunes!

Are you ready to spread some holiday cheer with Hallmark? Don’t forget to head to Walmart to find the Hallmark Ornaments and Hallmark Cards that will help you spread joy this season!

Finding Hallmark Products at Walmart

Finding Hallmark Products at Walmart


Also, look out for the at-shelf coupon for $2 OFF 3 Hallmark cards! Everyone loves a great deal!
Hallmark Coupon

Hallmark Coupon


Want a digital coupon?! Click here to save $1.00 off of a two Hallmark Greeting Card purchase at Walmart, minimum $1.00 purchase required. Take advantage of the savings and #SendHallmark this holiday season!

Check out more great holiday card ideas and tell me: Which Hallmark ornament is your favorite? What are your favorite holiday traditions?







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24 Responses to “Festive Holiday Garland”

  1. I love Hallmark ornaments and your garland is so pretty and festive! I have collections for all the grandkids that I add to each year. My oldest daughter always adds to my Father Christmas collection and I can’t wait to see the new one.

  2. I never thought about using ornaments to make garland to decorate other areas of the house! I think I’m going to go pick up some Hallmark ornaments at Walmart right now :)

  3. Now that is the kind of craft I could actually make. I love how simple but pretty it is. I just wish we actually had a mantle to string something like that across.

  4. How cute and easy to make! I love stuff like this that I can make with the kids and display in the house.

  5. I love all the beautiful ornaments they have and each year I try and get something special to put on our tree. I have been so busy this year I haven’t even been to hallmark this year. What a cute garland!

    • EngineerMommy

      I picked up all my Hallmark products at Walmart which was very convenient since I’m there a few times a week anyway!

  6. I love this idea! The garland is absolutely adorable! I am not really crafty, but this doesn’t look hard to make at all.

  7. These are great holiday garlands. I can still remember when my friends always send me one of these.

  8. I love Hallmark Greeting Cards; especially around Christmas. They have a way of saying exactly what you want to say in a succinct way. Now, on to the cuteness that is your garland! This would be the perfect project to enjoy with my daughter and I think I am going to try something similar this weekend to add to her bedroom. Looks like a trip to Hallmark is in order. Thank you for the new idea!

  9. Awesome DIY project. Thanks for sharing this. Might try!

  10. What a cute idea for garland. I bet the kids loved it. I like that you can customize it for any characters they would be in to.

  11. I really like how it turned out. I bet you could add any different ornaments for a theme your kids would love.

  12. OMG, so pretty and creative. I would definitely make this!

  13. I love your garland! I think that a new ornament each year is a lovely tradition! I buy a new one for each of our kids every year. That way we they will have those when they move into their own homes.

  14. For us it is not the holidays until we have visited Hallmark. I love your creative garland

  15. I love love love this craft! It looks easy to make and so festive. Thank you for sharing.

  16. I love hallmark cards but never bought their ornaments before but would love to one day. Awesome DIY by the way, loving the finished product

  17. These are indeed awesome Hallmark cards and I love the Coco one with the wrap on it which would make for a great gift too. The holiday garland I would love to make and it looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

  18. So pretty and creative! WOW! Love, love, love Hallmark cards but they don’t sell ornaments here only the cards and they cost like 4x what it is cost back in the States lol 😀

  19. Those are seriously my favorite ornaments and PERFECT for the holiday season! That garland is so festive and I could totally see hanging this above a tablescape or even around a Christmas tree – beautiful! #client

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