Crazy Easy DIY Garlands for Halloween #JPHalloween

These DIY garlands are super easy, affordable, and can be made with the kids. You can really make them for any holiday, not just Halloween, just by changing the colors. I chose non-traditional color combinations that I knew would look fun for Halloween but that could also be used as Christmas garlands, and for party decor.


The pop of pink in these is really fun. Because they are made with affordable “kids craft” supplies, you can really go over the top and make multiple strands, layering them for a really beautiful and fun look. It's that over the top stuff that makes everything feel extra fun around the holidays. Isn't that what we all love about holiday decor at the mall and at Disneyland?



Here's how to make each DIY Halloween Garland:

These projects go together in no time at all.

Pom Pom Garland:

  1. Thread a needle with about 1 yard of thread.
  2. Thread the pom poms onto the needle one by one.
  3. Tie off the thread on the first pom pom, down at the end.
  4. Slide the pom poms down to the end of the thread until the thread is filled.
  5. Tie off the last pom at the end of the thread.
  6. Hang & Enjoy!

Chenille Stem Garland:

  1. Coil chenille stems (pipe cleaners) around a pen to make coils or spirals.
  2. Thread a needle with baker's twine or yarn.
  3. Thread the chenille stem coils onto the twine, tying off the end onto the first coil.
  4. Fill the length of twine with coils.
  5. Tie off the end of the thread on the last coil.

I made a handy tutorial video showing how to make BOTH garlands. Watch here:

I got all the supplies to make these at Walmart but you can find the supplies just about at any craft store:


  • Chenille Stems
  • Pom Poms
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Baker's Twine
  • Pen
  • Scissors

How would you use these fun garlands in your house this holiday season?

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. what great ideas to use those dollar store items. I see pom poms and chenille twine there all the time. I think my kids may want to help me sort and make the twisties while I use the needle. #InspireMeLink

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