30+ diy Party Decorations - Garlands

30+ diy party decorations - Garlands are so simple and inexpensive to make, and give that perfect finishing touch to your party. Beautiful home decor but also perfect for summer gatherings, they provide the perfect pop of color to celebrations for kids and adults alike, like this one I made a while ago (free pattern here). Check out these trendy DIY party garlands you can make yourself!
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Back to the garlands: Here are a few ideas how to decorate your home or backyard for an end-of-school celebration, a birthday, or a summer party. Let the fun begin!

So many adorable diy garland ideas! From classic balloon garlands and tassel decorations to intricate flower arrangements and greenery garlands, you've got them all here. They are so simple to make and just plain adorable. Some are totally free tutorials, and a few are payable patterns or crafting kits. Since there are so many options, I tried to group the ideas by materials to make it easier for you to choose. Let's go!

Diy Party Decorations - Garlands


Felt garlands are easy to make and they make cute and lovely decorations for any occasion. I made one no-sew version a while back, but there are sooo many options with felt!

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My latest crafty project! You can take a string and hang them up in a kid's room. A wonderful decoration! These diy lanterns will look really cute when you hang them in the backyard for a birthday party. Free TUTORIAL HERE (click)

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The Felt Chain Garland by North Story - This one looks so tempting I think I'll just pull out my felt scraps bin and start making one myself! 

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Easiest No-Sew Felt Bunting how-to here at AppleGreen Cottage. I love it because it's so colorful, reusable, and just a great decoration for any type of party! I even made a quick how-to.

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Elephant And Pennant Banner by Precious Patterns. A great use for felt scraps, either for a summer party in your backyard, or as a decoration in your kid's room. Love it!

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Felt star garland kit by CraftyWoolFelt - this link allows you to pick your favorite colors, order the felt stars and assemble them into a beautiful garland. I'm thinking baby showers!


I love these reusable fabric decorations! These DIY fabric banners and tassels make wonderful decor and add that final touch to any party:
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Free PDF Sewing Template for Double Sided Fabric Banner  
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This double sided banner is reusable, washable and will last for many parties! It's double-sided, can be personalized. Free template included.

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Fabric Scrap DIY Banners by I Heart Naptime
DIY Ruffle Garland by The Sweetest Occasion

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A lovely DIY Heart Banner by Kathy's Cottage. What a cute DIY decoration idea for a summer tea party!

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Flower garland PDF sewing pattern by SewAndSo on Etsy

These look so clever - I can think of a sewing retreat decoration. At the end, just cut up the garland and every participant goes home with a special pin cushion!


Classics: Balloon Garlands! Talk easiest diy party decor! DIY balloon garlands are amazing and easy to make. Celebrate the end of school year with balloons; make it a fun and memorable celebration with these diy garlands.

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The latest adorable balloon garland I noticed was posted on A Beautiful Mess, and I can't help but include it here. Pink with summertime lemons, so cute, and a perfect welcome to your party guests!

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Zig zag Balloon Garland by Oh Happy Day!

If you are getting short of time for a party and need an All-In-One, here are Swoozie's Happy Birthday Balloon Garlands with gold foil balloons and honeycomb decorations in a set:
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DIY Ruffled Tissue Garland by Lemon Thistle

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Rainbow Fan Garland by icecreamoffpaperplates.com

diy paper garland by Easy Peasy And Fun
Paper Ball Garland by Easy Peasy And Fun

Or make a stack of tissue paper pompoms and combine them into a garland!
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Tissue Paper Fringe Garland by Lorrie Everitt Studio

DIY Paper Leaf Garland by The House That Lars Built

You know what 's the most popular type of diy party decoration for birthdays? Letter banners! Whether made out of paper, felt or fabric, letters will personalize any party decor, and while I've made sewn banners with letters before, I must admit they do take some time to finish. I usually cut letters out of felt, like here (No need to finish edges!), but even that would take some time, so prepare in advance!

No time left for crafting, and the party day is approaching? Then I'd recommend this type of paper banners:
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If you're not a fan of cutting out paper letters, check out this DIY Letter Banner Kit over at Beaucoup.


Yarn lets you get so creative! Check out a few yarn party decorations - these are my favorites:

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Ice Cream Cone Garland by Growing Up Gabel

If you have a skein of yarn, this tassel bunting is incredibly simple to put together. Follow the tutorial and make one:

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Yarn Tassel Garland by Potter And Bloom

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An amazingly easy and festive yarn cupcake garland by Cupcake Wishes

FLOWERS - Real ones!

A super simple, a last minute roses decoration that you can whip up in under a few minutes. Check out how:

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Fresh Roses Garland tutorial by A Pair And A Spare DIY

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Fresh Flower Garland tutorial by We Are Scout

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Breathtaking. And this one was not even made for a party, it's a holiday wreath! by Wit And Delight

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DIY Eucalyptus Garland by Homeyohmy. Simple yet adorable, and reminds me of that popular hygge look!

I fell in love with this adorable mini version of a garland. It's just great to hang as backdrop to a summertime party.

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Tiny Fruit Garland by Tell Love And Party

Three more mini banners you can make in minutes :
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Three mini banners you can DIY in minutes by How Does She

If you're looking for a reusable diy party decoration, check out my bunting banner tutorial with a free template:
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Free PDF Sewing Template for Double Sided Fabric Banner  

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