There’s something so charming about real evergreen at Christmas. It gives an old fashioned, primitive feel that really can’t be beat. I have been making DIY evergreen garland for my front porch for the past few years, and it’s a beautiful, but incredibly frugal way to decorate the outside of our 1935 craftsman home. Here are some simple instructions to make your own!
I have foraged evergreen from trees but the best way to gather your real evergreen is from a Christmas tree farm, Lowes, or Home Depot. You can go the garden section where they sell the real trees and ask for the parts that they trimmed off. They usually keep it in one spot and you can gather it for free! So frugal!
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How to Make Your Own DIY Evergreen Garland
- Measure the space you want the evergreen garland to hang.
- Gather your supplies. You will want to wear gloves because the evergreen can really hurt your hands!
- Lay out the evergreen the way you like, and you will want to use floral wire to wire the pieces together. Don’t be stingy with the wire. Wire the pieces together well because you want it to last the whole season. It’s best to lay the limbs all the same way for a cohesive look.
- Once your garlands are complete, I like to use twine to hang them on my porch columns. You can also hang on nails or use zip ties.
- There ya go! Fresh evergreen garland for the cost of some floral wire!
I also used the leftover garland to make my own wreath, along with some winter berries we foraged. I love how it turned out! So simple to make and I think it adds the same primitive, old fashioned charm that the evergreen garland does!