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Farmhouse Christmas Garland for Banister

Y’all I love my loft but adding garland to the banister each Christmas can be very time consuming and expensive. I decided to make a budget friendly garland for this year and I love it. I hope you do as well.

This is a budget friendly farmhouse Christmas Garland for Banister that is so easy to make. It is a rustic combination of DIY project and bells that were used previously.

So many people are grouping bells together this holiday season because Pottery Barn shared a stunning bell wall art this year. And, yes I love it too!

Since I have a good supply of gold bells from a previous Christmas, I wanted to use them. However, the questions was, where could I put them since I have limited wall space.

Then Cindy at County Road 407 decided that this months Pinterest Challenge would be a garland and I decided to use my bells and create a unique look for my banister. I hope you like it.

I’m excited to see all the garland inspiration this month. If you are joining me from Cindy at County Road 407, I’m so excited you are here.

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Farmhouse Christmas Garland for Banister

It all began with the bells but I needed more to create an actual garland.

Last year I made paper bag snowflakes and loved them.

This year I purchased these white bags to make more.

So I decided to combine the two things that I wanted to use this Christmas and make a Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Garland.

Supplies for Christmas Garland

The number of bells and snowflakes needed will depend on your banister length.

DIY Paperbag Snowflakes

I made a video showing how to make the snowflakes. It’s easier than trying to explain.

Each snowflake needs 9-10 paper bags, hot glue and jute string.

In order to vary the sizes of my snowflakes, I cut some of the bags shorter and also made different cuts.

You will notice that the snowflakes are cut in a variety of designs to create more interest in the garland design.

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Bell Christmas Garland

First, I added a cluster of bells at the center of the loft banister. To secure the bells, I used a strong tree limb approx. 2 1/2 ft. long.

I added 7 bells to the cluster using medium weight jute twine to attach them to the tree limb.

Brass Bell Art is attached to banister for a Rustic Farmhouse Garland

I allowed the bells to hang at a variety of lengths from the limb.

Next, attach the bell cluster to your railing securely with the jute twine. Then drape your heavy jute rope along the banister to attach the snowflakes.

Full view of open concept modern farmhouse with Christmas Garland for Banister

Attach Snowflakes to Christmas Garland

To attach the snowflakes, use the string that you have attached to the snowflakes and tie them to the heavy jute rope.

Tie some close to the rope and let other’s drop lower.

In addition, mix the sizes as you add the snowflakes.

Loft view of Christmas Garland

Once you have the snowflakes in place, add additional bells at the corners of the garland at the loft area and along the banister.

Stairway view of Farmhouse Christmas Garland for Banister

At the end of the banister, you can add a burlap bow to finish the garland.

Burlap Bow with metal snowflakes finishes the farmhouse Christmas Garland.

The additional metal snowflakes from Belk pull the garland design together.

Close up view of burlap bow at the end of the banister Christmas Garland

I love the mix of the metal snowflakes with a bell and burlap ribbons.

Stairway view of the DIY Christmas Garland for banister

The white and brass works well with the loft Christmas Tree this year.

Brass Bell Art in centerpiece of the Christmas Garland on loft banister

The loft banister is a focal point when you enter the farmhouse and the DIY Farmhouse Garland is very visible.

Farmhouse Christmas Garland is focal point of open floor plan

The white and brass also works well with the Christmas Tablescape and the Dried Fruit & Herb Garland DIY Project.

In addition, Sophie – Silent Night prints are back in stock. You can see the details here.

DIY Christmas Garland for Banister works well with Christmas Tablescape

Now it’s time to see more Garland inspiration and up next is Marty from A Stroll Through Life. Be sure to click on all the links below to follow along on the Pinterest Challenge Tour.

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The Paper Bag Snowflakes look great to decorate for Christmas and beyond.

Thanks so much or stopping by today and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!

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Monday 10th of January 2022

I absolutely 100% adore this post. I will be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the fabulous ideas


Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Ivory, I really appreciate your encouragement.

Cindy Rust

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Love your big white snowflakes Rachel! They are so fun and the belles add a nice touch! Your home is so lovely to look at too. Pinned 😊


Sunday 5th of December 2021

Cindy, I really appreciate your sweet comments.

Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

I'm back to let you know I'm featuring your post today at our Tuesday Turn About Link Party! BTW I made some stars for our entry and love how they look! Thanks Rachel!


Wednesday 1st of December 2021

Michelle, I really appreciate you for sharing. So glad you liked them.


Saturday 27th of November 2021

I love your unique garland Rachel!


Monday 29th of November 2021

Cindy, I'm so glad you like it.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 27th of November 2021

Your creative garland makes such a statement on your banister Rachel. I really need to make some of those snowflakes!


Monday 29th of November 2021

Kim, They are so easy and show up so well.