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Farmhouse Budget-Friendly Christmas Garland for Banister

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!

Vintage Inspired Gold Bells hang from a tree branch on the Industrial Style Banister

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.

Paper bag Supplies for DIY Paper bag Snowflakes

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

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.

Watch Video Tutorial

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.

Brass Bell Art is attached to banister for a Rustic Farmhouse Garland.  Industrial Railing in Farmhouse

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.

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

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.

Loft view of Christmas Garland made from DIY Paper Bag Snowflakes and Vintage Inspired Brass Bells

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

Stairway view of Farmhouse Christmas Garland for Banister and Thrift Store Christmas Stockings

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 other 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 the banister.  Paper bag snowflakes and gold bells

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

Brass Bell Art in centerpiece of the Christmas Garland on loft banister for Industrial farmhouse Style Christmas

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

Modern Farmhouse Christmas Garland is focal point of open floor plan.  DIY Paper Bag Snowflakes & Brass Bells

The white and brass work 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 in Industrial Farmhouse for the Holidays

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

Loft with chicken Nesting Box for Bar Supplies and DIY Paper Bag Snowflakes

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

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Modern Farmhouse Loft with DIY Banister Garland made from DIY Snowflakes and brass bells


Sunday 6th of November 2022

Love it! Such a great idea!


Sunday 6th of November 2022

I really appreciate this.


Sunday 6th of November 2022

what a beautiful idea and i love how pretty the snowflakes and bells look together pinned!!!


Sunday 6th of November 2022

Thanks so much Stacy


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.