Christmas Garland

How to Make a Christmas Garland

Total time: 16 minutes and 40 seconds

Learn how to make a textural greenery garland on a base rope for the Christmas season. This design is perfect for Christmas, as well as for weddings and events all year round.

This lesson covers how to construct a simple garland using different types of greenery. The tutor, Debbie will demonstrate how to make the design, along with top tips on conditioning, construction, storage and fixings. 

The garland can be placed on a mantlepiece, stairway and along a table.

1 2m rope
1 roll oftwine or binding wire
1kg bag of Conifer
1-2 bunch of Salal Tips
1-2 bunch of Eucalyptus Populus with berry
1-2 bunch of Pittosporum Ralphy
1-2 bunch of Pistache
1 pair of Sharp scissors and secateurs


  1. Val Hilton on 26/09/2023 at 10:05 am

    Lovely garland what would be the best mechanics to use to attach this to a pvc door frame ?

  2. Debbie on 28/09/2023 at 7:55 am

    Hi Val, depending on how you wish to position the garland, there are several tools you could use to attach this to a PVC door, such as over the door hooks or a wreath hanger. There are also self adhesive hooks or heavy duty suction cups which have a hook attached. These will give you the most flexibility for positioning. Make small loops with twine on the back of the garland to hook onto the fixing, once you have established positioning. You may wish to make the garland more three dimensional if suspending it, due to gravity (and exposure to elements if placed outside) rather than the two dimensional design suited for a table garland. Hope this helps.

  3. Amy Pay on 03/11/2023 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Debbie,

    I’ve been asked to create a similar garland for a church, to go around the external doorway which is a gothic arch shape. I wondered how you’d go about mechanics and fixings for this – it is a stone archway with very limited fixing points (there are a few rusty nails that look like they’ve been there a while, I could replace these but ideally don’t want to put anything else permanent in and damage the stone work if we don’t have to). I’m a little concerned about the weight of the garland as the over all length floor to floor will be approx 8m and so quite heavy. Any ideas on how to keep the weight down as well would be great. Thank you!


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