How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

November 30, 2017 19 By EngineerMommy

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I don’t know about you but I have been in total Christmas mode around here. I put up our Christmas tree, displayed our Christmas village (more on that tomorrow), and added all kinds of festive touches around the house. Today I am going to show you how I transformed cheap garland into something much more gorgeous and substantial.

How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

Ok, here is the starting point. We have all seen garland like this at the dollar store or big box stores. It’s cheap but it looks completely sad!

How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive


Start by twisting together a few strands of the garland together. Here is what it looks like now. It’s not amazing yet, but it’s getting closer now!
How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive


Ok, now it’s time for the secret ingredient: real evergreen clippings. I went to my yard and picked an evergreen bush. I got to work with my scissors clipping off small pieces. I brought inside my beautiful pile of real evergreen clippings.
How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive


With the hot glue gun, I simply glued the real evergreen pieces directly to the garland. I tried to attach it in an organic way, mimicking the way plants grow.
How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive


I absolutely love the way this looks on top of our burlap runner in the dining room. You would never guess this started out as dollar store garland, right?!
How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive

How To Make Cheap Garland Look Expensive


For more DIY Christmas ideas, check out these other posts:
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