Love the look of holiday greenery indoors, but looking to go beyond the usual evergreen decor? Make your own easy and inexpensive garland using whatever foliage you’d like: forage it outdoors, collect it from your garden, or pick up a few sprigs of greenery at the farmers’ market.
Want to give it a try? See my DIY video for step-by-step instructions (you’ll need to source the materials outlined below).
Above: The finished privet berry garland now lives on my kitchen countertop and adds a Christmasy note.
Above: Use thin silver wire so you can wrap it around and through the berry stems; twist the wires together to create a strong hold when tying it off.
Here’s What You Need:
- 2 bunches of Privet Berry (I live in a small apartment, so I only required a 3-foot-long garland; for longer garlands you’ll need more foliage).
- Thin, bendable silver wire; 6 Yards of Tarnish-Resistant Silver Wire is $4.99 from Amazon.
- Garden scissors like these: Ikebana Scissors for $31.95 from Amazon.
This is an update of a post originally published December 4, 2012.