If you are looking for a unique way to decorate your banister for Christmas, check out this budget-friendly farmhouse Christmas Garland for Banister that is so easy to make. It is a rustic combination of a DIY project and bells used previously.
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.
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 question was, where could I put them since I have limited wall space?
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Inspiration for 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 I wanted to use this Christmas and make a Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Garland.
Supplies for Christmas Garland
- Heavy Jute Rope
- Medium Jute Rope
- White Paper Bags – Enough to make several snowflakes.
- Bells – I found these bells and they come in different sizes.
- Ryobi Hot Glue Gun
- Snowflake Ornaments (I used these on the banister to fill in with the bells.
The number of bells and snowflakes needed will depend on your banister length.
DIY Paper Bag Snowflakes
I made a video showing how to make snowflakes. It’s easier than trying to explain.
Each snowflake needs 9-10 paper bags, hot glue, and jute string.
To vary the sizes of my snowflakes, I cut some of the bags shorter and made different cuts.
You will notice that the snowflakes are cut in various designs to create more interest in the garland design.
Bell Christmas Garland
First, I added a cluster of bells at the center of the loft railing. I used a substantial tree limb approximately 2 1/2 ft. long to secure the bells.
I added 7 bells to the cluster using medium weight jute twine to attach them to the tree limb.
I allowed the bells to hang at various lengths from the limb.
Next, securely attach the bell cluster to your railing with the jute twine. Then drape your heavy jute rope along the banister to attach the snowflakes.
Attach Snowflakes to Christmas Garland
To attach the snowflakes, use the string you have connected to them and tie them to the heavy jute rope.
Tie some close to the rope and let others drop lower.
In addition, mix the sizes as you add the snowflakes.
Once the snowflakes are in place, add additional bells at the corners of the garland in the loft area and along the banister.
At the end of the banister, you can add a burlap bow to finish the garland.
The other metal snowflakes from Belk pull the garland design together.
I love the mix of the metal snowflakes with a bell and burlap ribbons.
The combination of white and brass works well with the loft Christmas Tree this year.
The loft banister is a focal point when you enter the farmhouse, and the DIY Farmhouse Garland is very visible.
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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