How to Make a Holiday Star Garland Out of Twigs

Garlands can enhance your holiday decor, adding that extra layer that brings everything together. This natural garland is stunning on its own or against a backdrop of evergreens — both inside and out.

Twig Star Garland

Twig Star Garland

Garlands can really enhance your holiday décor adding that extra layer that brings everything together. This handmade version is stunning on its own or against a backdrop of evergreens indoors or out!

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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Materials Needed

Size: 6' garland requires 12 stars

  • (60) 3 3/4" twigs
  • jute twine
  • raffia
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • tape measure (optional)

Create Star Shape

Using five twigs, create a star shape by securing each twig together one at time using a bead of glue (Images 1, 2).

Tie With Raffia

Once the star shape is complete, tie off each corner with raffia (Image 1, 2).

Tie Stars Onto Rope

Next, determine the desired length of your garland. Measure, mark and cut the rope, leaving an extra 8" on either side to create a loop to hang the garland later. Using a small section of raffia, tie each star into place on the rope, spacing the stars about 6" apart.

Twig Star Garland

Twig Star Garland

Step 3- Tie Stars onto Rope Next, determine the desired length of your garland. Measure, mark and cut the rope, leaving an extra 8 inches on either side to create a loop to hang the garland later. Using a small section of raffia, tie each star into place on the rope, spacing the stars about 6 inches apart. (HINT: A 6-foot garland requires appx 12 twig stars). Once all the stars are secured to the rope, hang your garland and enjoy!

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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Once all the stars are secured to the rope, hang your garland and enjoy.

DIY Garland

DIY Garland

Update your headboard for the holidays with an unique DIY garland. This cabin-inspired bedroom was layered with holiday charm by tying twigs together in the shape of stars, then connecting them all with sisal rope.

Photo by: Flynnside Out

Flynnside Out

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