At the beginning of this year I decided to go back through our stats and see what our most popular posts were throughout 2016, very quickly one thing became very clear to me, you guys LOVE list posts and you LOVE free printables! So here I am combining the two and throwing in some DIY tutorials as well, resulting in quite an epic list I must say! Here’s our absolute favourite free printable garlands and DIY banners that you can make at home and turn into something spectacular, all fifty of them…

1.(Above) All of bright colours in this DIY Felt Ball Garland will certainly add a POP to your decor! Via Dream Green DIY

2. This Paper Leaf Garland is all kinds of pretty via The House That Lars Built! Imagine tons of those draping beautifully!

3. Calling all the cat lovers! Learn how to make this cute Kitty Cat Garland via A Subtle Revelry!

4. Go rainbow balloon crazy with this insanely amazing Zig Zag Garland via Oh Happy Day!

5. This Pouty Lip Garland also via A Subtle Revelry is perfect for Valentines Day!

6. Throwing more colour into the mix again with this Paper Gift Box Garland via The Proper Blog

7. Carry the holographic trend over to 2017 with this Sparkly Garland DIY via Paper and Stitch!

8. Easily create this cute Open Triangle Garland via A Subtle Revelry

9. Pom poms are the bomb and I absolutely adore this Pom Pom Garland via Julep!

10. Sometimes you just can’t beat the Classic Tassel Garland! Learn how to make one via Studio DIY.

11. How cute is this Ice Cream Garland via Oh Happy Day?!

12. This awesome Art Deco Fan Garland is also via Oh Happy Day! So fun!

13. We created this Cute and Colourful Alphabet Banner for you to print for free!

14. We love how bright this Hanging Vine Garland is too via A Subtle Revelry.

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Who wants a regular Christmas garland when you can have a Christmas cactus garland!! I really do love the statement and effect that a banner can have when you’re decorating a room for a party or for Christmas, and if you love summer as much as winter then why not bring a little sunshine into your decor with our Christmas cactus garland! The cacti have been fully festivied (that is so not a word) with a gold star on top and plenty of tinsel!

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This is super simple to make! To create your garland all you need to do is grab the free template here and print your cacti out onto white card. Next, cut them out and using a little craft glue, adhere them to a piece of string or yarn then hang it up somewhere with pride! We found that the garland looked most effective with the cacti spaced around 5cm apart.



Feather Garland Card Colourful DIY tutorial easy bright feathers cricut boho modern-15

Hey guys! If you’re feeling the hump on this dreary Wednesday then we’re going to brighten up your day with this colourful and bold DIY feather garland! It’s super easy to make and would look awesome at a festival-boho themed wedding! Let’s get started shall we?


Coloured Card // Craft Glue // Cotton // Cricut Machine (Or Exacto Knife) // Feather Template 1 // Feather Template 2 //

Feather Garland Card Colourful DIY tutorial easy bright feathers cricut boho modern-13


This obviously varies depending on whether you use a Cricut machine or a stanley knife but when I used the Cricut machine it took me less than an hour to make a 2 metre garland.


For one 2 metre garland I used 42 feathers, but you could vary these depending on how close you space them on the cotton.

Feather Garland Card Colourful DIY tutorial easy bright feathers cricut boho modern-25


Upload the feather templates to the Cricut Design Space and set the machine to cut them out, swapping the colours of card as you go. Alternatively print the designs onto card and cut them out by hand or with an exacto knife.


Raise A Glass By This Glitzy ‘Chin Chin’ Garland Tonight!

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CHEERS!! It’s New years eve people and if you’re looking for a quick and easy DIY to spritz up any party then todays DIY is for you! When we originally had this idea we wanted it to say ‘cheers’ but we’ve seen quite  a lot of those garlands around lately so we thought we’d switch it up a bit and since chin chin means cheers in Italian and some people tend to say it anyway we rolled with it! Here’s a fun fact for you though, chin chin means Penis in Japanese. Sooooo you may not want to hang this on your wall if you’re reading this in Japan! To create this simple glitzy Chin Chin banner all you’ll need is:

Black Card // This Template // Craft Gold Stars // Gold Tinsel // White Thread // Loom Bands (preferably orange, yellow or clear) // Glue or Sellotape //

New Years Eve Chin Chin Banner Gold Black Glitzy Garland DIY

STEP 1: Using your template size the letters to whatever size you like and print off, twice. Next cut out the letters and place them onto your black card. Draw around them and then cut out all of the letters! (Alternatively, if you have a Cricut then you can upload the template to the design space and let it do the cutting for you!)