I was inspired by the live garland I bought last year at Costco. I wanted to recreate the same textured look with faux pieces that had more of a winter-y feel.
The supplies needed for this project are easy to gather and would cost comparably to a similar garland. Garland can have a huge range of prices from $10 to $100’s.
The quality and look also varies so I wanted to create a full, textured garland for a reasonable price.
I started with the flocked base garland. I chose to use no lights on it because the plug on my mantel is hard to access. I may add battery powered twinkle lights, but it’s always an option for electric lights as well. For the same product with lights at At Home it would cost $10 more.
After measuring, assemble the garland. Start with your base pieces and attached them together in the middle. Mine had a wire type base so I was able to twist some branches together to attach. If it doesn’t have a wire base use a twist tie in the same fashion.
Next, I stuck the filler piece into the garland and used the garland itself as a twist tie by wrapping it around the filler piece. You could also attach with the optional twist ties.
I continued to do this down the entire garland and paid attention to the flow of the filler pieces to go down on each side of my mantel. I added the video tutorial to my Instagram page in the highlights so feel free to refer to that as well.
That’s it though! Super simple and beautiful result!