How to Make a Deco Mesh Ribbon Garland for the Holidays
Christmas is right around the corner. And you’ll want to decorate the house from top to bottom to impress your family and friends this holiday season. Good thing I’m here to help! My name’s Jessica and I’m guest blogging on Ribbons.com to show you how to make this fun and bubbly garland that I made myself. It’s easy to do and can be hung down a pillar (like the two I have at work) or strung across the mantel. You can even tie this deco mesh garland around your staircase railing.
Materials for Making a Deco Mesh Ribbon Garland
- Red and lime green Crystal Deco Mesh
- Green/red Glitter Bubble Dots Satin Ribbons
- 1-inch small Ornaments (find some at your nearest craft store, Target, or other places that sell holiday items)
- 24-1/2 ft. Thin Pine Garland (you can use a smaller size for a smaller garland, or you can cut this one for the size that you need)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Directions for Making a Deco Mesh Ribbon Garland
- Start making your deco mesh ribbon garland by unraveling your pine garland and getting it as flat as possible in a straight line.
- Take both your red and lime green crystal deco mesh in your hand. Starting at the beginning of the garland, pinch the top, create volume with the deco mesh ribbon with your hands, bunch it about 4-inches down, and wrap your garland around the center to keep the deco mesh from moving. Continue this process until you reach the end of the pine garland.
- Add on your polka dot ribbon by starting at the bottom of your garland, twisting your ribbon around the knots of the garland, and softly draping the ribbon up the garland. Once you reach the top, tie a bow with long pieces. Since the ribbon is wired, you can play with how voluminous you would like your bow to be.
- Lastly, glue on your ornaments in bunches with your hot glue gun. I glued my ornaments to the areas where the garland is pinched. And your garland will turn out as cute as mine!