Decorating With Natural, Berry And DIY Garland

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When you add a garland to a shelf, mantel or curtain rod, it is like adding icing to a cake.  It gives some added depth to a setting and spices up the entire look.

You can either make your own natural garlands or purchase decorative garlands that will enhance a rustic or shabby chic decor.

I made this birch branch garland with small sections of birch branches and clear elastic thread.  I love to use this garland on a rustic dresser top, fireplace mantel or shelf with other rustic accents.

I have also made this and then painted it all in white for a more beachy setting.

Here are some of the garlands that I have purchased and used in my home:

I purchased this pine cone garland at a good deal but this could also be easily made just like the process for the birch branch garland.  I use it to dress up our fireplace mantel but have also used it to trim the rustic Christmas tree.

I use pea-berry garlands everywhere for more of a chic style.  I especially like to use them over window treatments by simply draping them over the curtain rods:

I also like to use them on shelves to highlight the other decorative items:

I looked around for some other inspirational ideas and this is what I found for you:

Here is a cute idea from Everyday Lovely that you can easily make from book pages.  This string of pinwheels looks doubly chic draped across the front of this mirror!

There is a lot to like about this garland from Poppy Talk.  It is a paper garland made from a recycled catalogue, it has a rustic styling as it is hanging from a large branch, and you can make it yourself!

Another idea is this rag garland by Brown Paper Packages.  It was made for a Christmas tree but it would also be cute adorning a shelf or mantle.

Which reminds me of my rag swag garland:

You can find the tutorial here.

Hopefully you have been inspired!

Happy Decorating!

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown urban loft and up north rustic cabin. Read more about me.
1 comment
  1. Love the yellow pip berries!

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