A themed garland of snowballs and pine cones is just so natural and festive for holiday decor. I made this garland with pine cones from my own yard, twine and a bag of felt snowballs.
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A couple of years ago I participated in a Christmas Tree blog hop and created a rustic themed Christmas tree and mantel display. I never really shared everything I made at the time, including this snowball and pine cone garland I made for both the tree and the mantel.
Since I plan to reuse the garland this year for my next themed tree – with lights added to it and some paint, I decided it was a great time to show you how I made this snowball and pine cone garland.
Snowball garland can be left up even after the holidays on the mantel.
First, you need the faux felt or wool snowballs. I was very fortunate to find this bag of snowballs at a local boutique store in my area.
You can find similar items on Amazon:
And on Etsy:
Wool dryer balls can also work for this project.
This project is so simple but so pretty when it is done.
It only takes a roll of jute twine, the snowballs, and pine cones (mine were from my own yard that I cleaned and baked beforehand) and some hot glue.
Alternating between a snowballs and a pine cones in a random pattern, attach them to the twine using the hot glue. I placed mine in equal distances along the length of twine. However you decide to create your own version is up to you.
I also like that my version has different sized snowballs and pine cones for a unique look.
Just have fun with it.
Of course you can purchase premade snowball garland just about anywhere on the internet. I just like making things with my own personal style.
In the end, I created 3 different garland snowball and pine cone garland strands. A long one for the mantel, and two smaller ones for the Christmas tree.
This year I plan to use all of them on my mantel display but add fairy lights to them and will probably add white paint to the pinecones too. I love it when I can find a way to reuse what I already have with just an updated twist.
Sneak Preview: My mantel will be done in all white this year!
Other garlands I have made:
I hope you return for my holiday home tour at the end of November to see how I reuse and update this adorable garland for a new year.
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Jennifer Dynys says
What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing with us at Embracing Home and Family! I just love a good DIY!
This is such a great idea…..It inspired me to think of taking it a step further and using evergreen garland to make a Winter garland since I do decorate for Winter and have a few of these snow balls that I bought on clearance…I pinned this so I would remember to do this after Christmas when I get out my Winter decorations….Thanks too for stopping by!!
Glad you liked it. I plan to do an all white Christmas mantel that I can then just change out a bit for the whole winter. Can’t wait to see what you do.