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Friday, November 23, 2012

DIY Holiday Ornament Garland


Oh my goodness it is my first DIY! This is super simple and easy ornament garland!

What You Will Need:
3 Box's of 50 count (150 total) ornaments 
1 spool of thin ribbon

I bought mine from Target they have a set of matte, shiny and glittery ornaments and I love the bright color combinations and you obviously can pick what ever you want to do this. 

 Once spilling all of my ornaments on the ground, Mr. ManThing promptly mixed them all up for me.
Through each loop (where you would normally put your ornament hook) I ran the ribbion. I tied the first and last ornament to the ribbon to keep them from coming off by knotting them through the loops. It will take a while to get them all.

Once you get them started they'll start to lay one on top of the other like shown above.

This is about how long one box (50 count) looks like. It was way to short for what I needed but if this is what you want, you obviously can just stop here. I kept going with two more boxes (100 more) to get what the effect I needed.

Tada! This is what it looks like while it was done and put up! It was perfect and I love the little touch it added to my living room for Christmas.

This is how much 150 ornaments looks like and how long it is. I hope you guys enjoyed my first little DIY!

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Updated, 11/27/12

75 comments:

  1. Cute DIY! and now i'm off to check out your giveaway.

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  2. 1. You are absolutely adorable!!
    2. This looks doable.
    3. I think I *might* actually try it!

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    1. Thank you Alyx! :) If you make it let me know!

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  3. How long was the finished garland, also where the ball plastic?

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    1. With the size of ornaments that I used it came out to roughly 9 1/2 - 10 feet. I used plastic shatter-resistant ornaments.

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  4. Very nice! I will give it a try also!

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  5. Did any of the ornaments pop off? I recently made an ornament wreath and when they are pushed together a few popped off, so I had to hot glue the ornament to the top (as the instructions said, but I decided to ignore that step and had to go back).

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    1. While I was making it a few popped off because I was packing them on as tightly as I could on the string. Once I realized that was why I loosened them up a bit on the ribbon and haven't had the problem since!

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    2. Awesome, thanks!!!! I will be making this project, if not this year, then next with cheaply acquired post Christmas ornaments!! Love it!

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  7. I'm taking pictures at my sister Daycare in a few days, and I think this would go good with my Christmas backdrop. Off to Target I go : >) THX BUNCHES <:)

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    1. If you make it drop me a line and let me know! I would love to see the pictures!

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  8. By "through the loop" what do you mean? Did you tie a knot around each ornament?

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    1. I mean where you would normally put your ornament hook. I did not tie a knot around each ornament.

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  9. This is seriously so cute! Definitely pinning this!

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    1. Jane I am so glad you love it! My next DIY has a Hawaiian theme to it that I think you'll love!

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  10. How do you get the bulbs to not come off each end? Tie the ends off?

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    1. Oops! I see that I forgot to put that in there! I tied a knot around the loop for the ornament hook on the first and the last one!

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    2. I made this last night!! I scaled down the size, I had a much smaller space to work with but it's gorgeous!! Wish I could share a picture on here! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

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  11. That would be so cute to fix straight on the wall and tie Christmas cards to that you get from friends and family each year.

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    1. I love that idea! I may attach mine to the garland!

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  12. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try it over break.

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Let me know how yours turns out!

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  13. Very cute, and clear instructions for your first DIY!! Did you make that ornament tree next to your tv also? Second DIY tutorial? ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! I sadly didn't make it, my sister bought it for me but I do know how! If I can find the right size ornaments I will make it as my next DIY!

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  14. Thats lush thanks for sharing i cant wait to make this :O)

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  15. I have a spot that is needing something.... i was thinking a bough but this may be better!! Thanks for the idea!

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  16. I found you via Pinterest. I aboslutey love your garland and am inspired to give it a try. I really like how you chose to display it too! :)

    Newest follower :)
    justwhatjessisupto.blogspot.com

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  17. this is beautiful simplicity. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. That's so adorable! I totally want to make some garland of my own now!

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  19. What did you use to hang it? It's rather heavy and I'm having a hard time finding something to secure it. Thanks. (;

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    1. I made loops with the ribbon and then I used hooks to hold them up! I hope this helps!

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  20. OMG...what an amazing idea. absolutely love this!

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  21. OMG...what an amazing idea. absolutely love this!

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  22. Love this, and will hopefully be able to get things together to make it for this year. If not, its pinned for next year! Came across your blog on pinterest and am officially a new follower.

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  23. i made one a couple of nights after seeing yours(on pinterest) it looks fab thank you for sharing how you made this, i might even make a wreath to match mine!
    carla x

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  24. I love your bookshelves! weird compliment lol

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  25. Awesome! I have opened up a wire hanger and strung balls on it. Makes a great wreath.

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  26. So creative!!!! Love it. How Long did it take you to make?

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  27. So going to do this, very cute!

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  28. I love it. Definitely going to make this for next year.
    Thank you.

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  29. I see tons of DIY thing on Pintrest and pin most of them but never do any. But this one is a must have :) Going to do it for the gaps above my cupboards in the kitchen and cabniets in the living room. Maybe string some battery operated Chrigstmas lights through it too? Yay ty for the idea!

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  30. Hi, I know I'm late for this post but I just wanted to know if the baubles were all the same size? Thanks

    Dania

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  31. I was just wondering what type of ribbon you used for this project.
    Thank you. It is fabulous!

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  32. Wow, What a lovely picture. I really Loved Your Blog, You did a great job...

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  33. I wanted to thank you for this idea! I have a twelve foot tree that goes up in our foyer and regular garland just doesn't cut it on this enormous tree. I think making my own garland like this will be the perfect decoration on it (though I know it will take me a LOT of ornaments)!

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  34. I LOVE this post. They are so creative!! Makes me want to pull out all of our Holiday decor already!

    Long term rental Barcelona & sitges villas

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  35. What a great project! Looks beautiful, reasonable to accomplish, and actually many possibilities for adaptations! Lovely!

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  36. Super cute. If I can find the right color of ornaments, I just might do this and hang on my banister.

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  37. Love this, going to do this, and your parents were inspired, my 12 year old is named Madelyn Grace. What a creative and classy person you are! Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  38. What did you use to hang it up? I'm working on one right now and it seems like it's getting pretty heavy...I am using the shatterproof ornaments from Target but I'm afraid 3M hooks won't work...HELP!

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    1. Hi there! My husband ended up putting nails into the wall last year to hang them up and this year we used 3 clear outdoor Command 3M wall hooks and haven't had any issues! I hope this helps!

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  39. I love the idea...and your name :) My 9-year-old is also Madeline Grace!

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  40. I love the idea...and your name :) My 9-year-old is also Madeline Grace!

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  41. I think I will make this as garland for on top of my fireplace mantle. I have a set of red and white lights that I think would be cute strung within the Christmas balls. I will have to find red and white ornaments!

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  42. Once you tie the 1st and last ornament on, how do you tie the others to it?

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    1. You tie the first ornament on and the fill up your ribbon and then tie the last one on. I didn't tie the other on, I just slid them down the ribbon.

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  43. I am going to try this, but I am going to use the really small balls. I would like to use it as garland for the Christmas tree. I hope to post you a pic to see the end result. Thanks for this idea!! Super cute and easy. My girls will love helping out with this one.

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  44. Next time I'll definitely try this at home. Thanks for sharing such an amazing home decorative accessory.

    Thanks once again

    Ready Made Curtains

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  45. It's also a good idea to hot glue the caps on the balls ... they have a tendency to pop off .... jms

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  46. I want to make one, too! Thanks for the DIY!

    (I'm here via FB)

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  47. Have you thought about putting white lights on it and hanging it on a railing, like a deck railing? Little different than the typical garland, more colorful. Just wondering how that would look.

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    1. It looks like she used 3 boxes of 50..so 150.

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  49. I made this to hang above a mirror but can't figure out how to hook it to stay up. how did you attach it to the wall??

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  50. I did make this garland for Christmas and it turned out beautiful, thanks so much for sharing this great idea. If you want to see my results please go to:
    NancyLempinen2.blogspot.com
    Thanks again for a fabulous idea!

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  51. PLANNING ON ALL SILVER FOR ON TOP OF MY MANTLE FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS I LOVE IT AND ITS EASY AND PRETTY AND WILL GET THE LOOK I WANT

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