bakers twine garland | tutorial

Happy holidays you guys!  I know it’s almost Thanksgiving but I’m already decorating for Christmas.  Tell me, do YOU have your tree up yet?  We grew up with the tradition to put it up Thanksgiving night buuuuut I’m tempted to put it up this week!  Stay tuned on our Instagram or FB to find out (;

Anyway I love to display Christmas cards from family and friends in a fun way and have used my $4 yard sale find chicken wire frame to hang them on in the past, set among my red & green holiday decor.  This year Kris & I decided to spruce it up with a simple bakers twine garland:

We used a few things we had in our craft stash: festive bakers twine, styrofoam balls (2 sizes) and a bit of red & white washi tape.

1. To create this project, simply fold the washi tape over bakers twine and cut to form a cute mini bunting.  2. Wrap bakers twine around styrofoam balls until the styrofoam is completely hidden.  3.  Tie a long piece of twine around a skewer and push through each freshly wrapped bakers twine ball, alternating in color and size, to create a garland.  From there just hang the washi tape garland and enjoy!

All ready to display Christmas cards!  [Tree tutorial found here.]

You can check out more of our holiday projects here.  And our bakers twine ornaments here!!


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  1. 1

    Super cute!!
    Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft recently posted..(tot school tuesday) handprint turkey colorsMy Profile

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    Super cute, Kelli! They look great on the chicken wire. :)

    No Christmas tree up here yet. I give the turkey his day. But Friday is a free-for-all with all the Christmas decorations coming out!

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    Girls, you are ah-mazing as usual!!!! Love it!!!
    Dee, The CSI Project

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    I think this is the cutest garland I have seen in a LONG time1 ow super fun and simple and cute and everything. It looks great against the chicken wire as well… You are so talented, girl!

    hugs x
    Crystelle recently posted..PTT Post Bags  ~ Dutch Mail Sacks ~ Upcycled PursesMy Profile

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    I love this. I’ve been wanting to make something similar for somewhere in my house, I haven’t decided I just love the idea.
    Jen recently posted..Pumpkin Banana BreadMy Profile

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    LOVE!! These are super cute! I think I need to make some small ones for my tree garland! Or make my kids make them lol. ;)
    We don’t have our tree up yet – usually it’s the weekend after Thanksgiving. But I’m all tempted this year to put mine up early. We’ll see if I can get away with it.
    Beverly {Flamingo Toes} recently posted..Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along!My Profile

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    I LOVE THIS!! How adorable is the garland and all!! I love that its all on the chicken wire frame…now I need to go find one!

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    I haven’t put up our tree yet because I have to wait until my daughter gets home from college the week of Thanksgiving. It will be the first time, we haven’t put our tree up at the beginning of November. I guess thats what happens when college hits…lol!! Love the Christmas card hanger!!

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    The garland is so cute!!! I love how it looks against the chicken wire!
    Cristina@remodelandolacasa recently posted..Thanksgiving TableMy Profile

  10. 10

    so adorable!
    Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke recently posted..Thanksgiving Turkey Song~I Don’t Want to Eat the TurkeyMy Profile

  11. 11

    Gorgeous!! Those trees are super cute, too! Where did you find the washi tape & twine?
    Casey {} recently posted..Organized Holiday: Holiday Storage & Decorating Tips For Small SpacesMy Profile

  12. 12

    Wow, these are amazing! I love garlands of any kind {Just made some paper chain garlands!} and these are so unique! xoxo Angela at

  13. 13

    Love it! I saw it earlier on eighteen25 but wanted to drop a note and say how cute it is! Can’t wait to see what else you put up for the holidays….
    Valerie@Occasionally Crafty recently posted..Scrappin’ Wednesday- Christmas MorningMy Profile

  14. 14

    Great tutorial and I love your cute bakers twine garland. Last year I use Pinecone Garland for my Christmas decoration at my house. Maybe for this coming Christmas I will have a try on it.

  15. 15

    Adorable garland! I am in love with baker’s twine right now.
    Trisha recently posted..My Faux Wallpaper Accent Wall TutorialMy Profile

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    What a cute idea! plus…it’s like you’re hiding in my kitchen and have seen the gigantic box of baker’s twine I’ve ordered from Pick your Plum!
    Lizy B recently posted..Turkey Cookies!My Profile

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      Haha! That made me chuckle. Use it up, girl!

  17. 18

    I LOVE this garland, SO cute!!
    Also, it is such a clever way of using the washi tape. :)
    Tea Rose Home recently posted..Tutorial Pom-Pom FlowersMy Profile

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      Well someone we REALLY love gifted us that washi tape (; Oh it was YOU! Straight from Japan…you rock!! XO

  18. 20

    That looks so cool – simple but really effective! :)

  19. 21

    this is so pretty xx
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    oh, this is so super cute!!!

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    Super cute, Kel!! LOVE it! :D

  22. 24

    This is so cute! I love the little garland with the styrofoam balls and bakers twine!
    Shannah @ Just Us Four recently posted..WTCW #80 {Katie from Snap-on Buttons}My Profile

  23. 25

    Super cute and easy. Great job.


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