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How To Make a DIY Christmas Garland

by Jean Van't Hul
October 15, 2022

Create this easy DIY Christmas garland with coffee filters (big or small) and liquid watercolors! Simple for kids to make and beautiful to display! Original post by Jean Van’t Hul with updates by Rachel Withers.

Updated November 2022

We recently did some coffee filter painting in Christmas colors, then used them to make a Christmas garland which we LOVE.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

DIY Christmas Garland

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MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

Time needed: 20 minutes.

  1. Paint coffee filters

    Be aware the liquid watercolors will bleed through so prepare your surface accordingly. We taped ours to a big piece of cardboard. painting coffee filters for diy christmas garland

    First we painted the coffee filters, using our liquid watercolors. Our gold was tempera paint that I thinned down. And you can also use regular watercolor paint palettes.
    painting coffee filters for diy christmas garland

  2. Continue painting

    Decide how long you’d like your garland and be sure to paint enough coffee filters. We used a mix of big Texas snowflake filters and standard coffee filters in our revisiting of this post.
    painting coffee filters for diy christmas garland
    But we stuck with the red, green and gold paints palette. The metallic watercolors add a lot!

  3. Let coffee filters dry

    After painting, set aside the coffee filters to dry for a few hours. We left ours to dry on the cardboard but moved it inside to dry overnight. painting coffee filters for diy christmas garland

  4. String garland

    After the painted coffee filters dried, we folded them in half and glued them over a ribbon.

  5. Hang garland

    This festive holiday garland looks beautiful hanging anywhere in your home!

diy Christmas garland with coffee filters
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Here are the finished garlands, aren’t they beautiful?

String them on the wall, over doorframes or windows, or even decorate your Christmas tree with them!

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How To Make a DIY Christmas Garland

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