DIY – Cheap Christmas Garland


Of course we visited IKEA before X-mas to get some gifts and.. ooops.. buy a new sofa :] There were many pretty decorations as always. I have seen these hard paper coasters, which costed $1 and bought them, because I thought, I could invent some decoration with them. And yes, it happened. I created a garland.20141214_193101(0)

It takes only twenty minutes to create it.
What you need: Coasters, 1,5 m long ribbon, punch pliers set (optional)


1. First align the coasters on the table to see how do you want them to hang on the ribbon. Because this set exactly contains 10 coasters and 6 of them are striped.

2. If you want to use punch pliers and go with the ribbon through the coaster, make holes just in the middle of the upper part. I used three different shapes and colors to make it look more interesting. Later I realized, it doesn’t matter, because when the ribbon covers it, you almost don’t see it ^^


3. Cut a ribbon and if you want to go through the eyelets, just simply put a part of ribbon together and twist.20141214_19043520141214_190511

4. Go with the twisted end through the eyelet and then cover the top with the loop you just created.20141214_190554 20141214_190846

5. Aaaand tighten 🙂


Tip: If you use a ribbon with a rough edge as I used, you can just make one loop around the upper part and you don’t even need to use any kind of eyelets or holders.20141214_193043

Merry X-Mas~