I’ve always been quite a crafty soul and being creative offline is something I’m really trying to give a push now that I’ve got some more time on my hands!

The thing is, my confidence is at an all-time low when it comes to my own creations so despite raiding the aisles of Hobbycraft the other day (sorry bank balance!) I started off small and simple last night (whilst watching my beloved Noel *swoons* on the Great British Bake Off) and made this super-easy DIY Halloween garland from scraps of material and ribbon.

DIY Halloween Garland

DIY Halloween Garland

DIY Halloween Material Garland

I’m actually quite proud of it and I think it looks lovely! Here’s how you can make you own…

DIY Halloween Garland Tutorial

You will need…

— Jute rope/twine.

— Various materials and ribbons.

— Scissors.


— Roll out your twine to the desired length, trim as necessary and make a loop on either end using a double knot.

— Cut your material and ribbon to around 2 x the length you’re looking to achieve for your garland. You can always trim off extra if needed to make everything equal and neat as you go along.

— Starting in the middle, add each piece of material or ribbon one by one to the twine. You do this by making lark’s head or cow hitch knots.

— To do this, simply fold the material in two and place it underneath the twine with the loop at the top and the ends at the bottom. Then, bring the ends up through the loop and tighten to secure your knot.

That’s all there is to it (see I told you it was easy!) It’s a really satisfying craft and doesn’t require too much concentration if you’re tired or feeling a little overwhelmed.

I had some scraps of Halloween material that weren’t long enough (to fold in two) and to save wasting them, I folded the ends over until they were the right length and sewed them on instead.

So, what do you think? How will you be decorating your home to celebrate Halloween this year?

DIY Halloween Garland


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  1. October 18, 2017 / 3:25 PM

    Oh I love that. Simple, but really effective, and full of the colours of Halloween! Would be easy for my children to make without too much interference from me as well! 🙂

  2. October 18, 2017 / 6:27 PM

    I agree I think it looks great for Halloween. The fabulous thing is you can package it up after Halloween and take it out to use again next year.

  3. October 18, 2017 / 7:02 PM

    What a creative garland – very Halloween with the colours and a great activity for families to do together

  4. October 18, 2017 / 9:23 PM

    This is gorgeous, I love the colours. I’m always a fan of a homemade garland! I put some pumpkin fairy lights up today 🙂

  5. October 19, 2017 / 1:16 AM

    These are the tutorials that I love…super easy because i do not have the patients to sit there and work on a complex craft project, and yet really fun…I love it

  6. October 19, 2017 / 3:54 AM

    simple but beautiful….a creative mind can create some great holiday decor.

  7. October 19, 2017 / 10:41 AM

    i am so excited to give this a try i make everyhting for our haloween decor from banners to table wear and everyyear its different and i find something new to make , i love the colours of the bands

  8. October 19, 2017 / 9:23 PM

    Looks like a lovely activity to make with the kids. I’m not a fan of Halloween but I know my sister would love doing this with my niece.

  9. October 20, 2017 / 9:59 AM

    This is such a cool garland and such a quick idea, will you be doing a Christmas themed one too? x

  10. October 20, 2017 / 10:57 AM

    Absolutely love your garland. So effective, and so easy to make. What a fabulous idea for Halloween decor.

  11. October 20, 2017 / 2:22 PM

    These are so creative and look so good. I will deffo try something similar for Christmas 🙂 x

  12. October 20, 2017 / 4:06 PM

    Garlands are so cute and simple! Lovely to make different ones for year round occasions. x

  13. October 21, 2017 / 9:55 AM

    It’s absolutely beautiful and a great thing to make with kids over the half term! We have loads of leftover ribbons we could use!

  14. Dannii
    October 21, 2017 / 2:24 PM

    I love how easy this is to make. I bet you could make a Christmas version too.

  15. October 21, 2017 / 5:17 PM

    It looks Great! So simple but so effective.

    (I love Noel too!)