This Christmas nature garland literally took me less than 20 minutes to make once I’d collected the nature for it (and made some little crafty leaves with Miss Possum). I wish I’d made this years ago because it was such an easy decoration to make and I love how festive my house looks now. Best of all, it cost me nothing!
If you’re wondering how to make your own Christmas garland, well, all you need to do is look around you.
What you’ll need to make a Christmas nature garland
- Pens and scissors (if you want shaped leaves)
Yep, that’s it. Pretty easy, really!
Make your Christmas nature garland
Start by collecting all the materials you need with your children. You can use leaves, pinecones, sticks, gum nuts, seed pods and more! To give it that festive look though, some added pine or a similar tree cutting looks best.
Use your drawing skills, or Christmas cookie cutters to draw shapes on the leaves using the pens. Then, ask your child to cut them out. Hole punch those cut out Christmas shapes, so they they’re easily tied into the string.
We chatted away while making our Christmas decorations. It’s so nice to work on this together.
Gumnnuts look glorious on the Christmas nature garland but if you don’t have gumnut try adding pinecones to your garland instead!
Measure the window where you want your garland to be hung and cut a long piece of string the same length. Now it’s time to tie the nature onto the sting.
We measured out where out items would be places on our string and we also tied them on in a pattern. Star leaf, Christmas tree leaf, gumnuts and so on.
Doesn’t it look stunning!
The Christmas nature garland was so simple and warms my heart every time I look at it. I can feel that festive season right around the corner and I can’t wait!
I never thought of cutting out leaves into shapes. Very clever! Thanks for the great idea and Merry Christmas!
Penny Whitehouse says
Thanks Summer. They turned out lovey and really were so easy to do. Good cutting practice for little fingers too!