If you love the look of the Pottery Barn mercury glass Christmas ornament garlands, but don’t feel like spending $50 for one, I’ve got you covered. These garlands are so simple to make! You can get everything you need at Walmart or an Amazon for a fraction of the price. These simple Christmas ornament garlands won’t be real mercury glass, but who needs that if you’ve got kids at home?!
- Shatterproof Christmas ornament balls – Amazon set of 34
- 3mm or 4mm jute twine – Amazon
- Elmer’s Glue
My garland is 64 inches long and took 23 ornaments.
1 – Measure the space you want your garland to hang. Pull out that amount of twine, plus about 8 inches extra on either end. Don’t cut it off the roll of twine. (Waiting to cut your twine gives you some grace in case you estimated the length wrong.)
2 – Dip the cut end of the jute twine in Elmer’s Glue. Roll the twine in between your fingers to help the glue soak into the twine. This will keep the twine threads together. Give this a few minutes to dry.
3 – Slide the first ornament all the way down your twine.
4 – Tie a single knot to keep the ornament in place.
5 – Slide on the next ornament. Measure the length of your pinkie finger between the first and second ornaments. Now, knot the second ornament in place.
6 – Continue until your garland is the desired length. Cut off the other end of twine. Dip that end in Elmer’s Glue. Roll the twine the way you did the other end.
7 – Loop the twine over (into a “U” shape). Fold over the loop to tie a single knot. Repeat on the other end of the garland. This gives you an easy way to hang your garland from 3M Command Strip Hooks.
I hung the Christmas ornament garland on a dresser in my front hall, and then added a few more Christmas elements: Christmas books, two faux evergreens, candy canes (!) and some Christmas art, plus a Santa photo.
Once the garland was in place, I wanted to add a little more, so a grabbed a red pom yarn garland and red wood bead garland from my collection and draped those beneath the Christmas ornament garland.
I hope you love this little project! It’s just so simple to make your own faux mercury glass Christmas ornament garland. And, you can complete this project for about $20 and make the garland whatever length you need.
Let me know if you have any questions or if you try to make your own simple Christmas ornament garland!
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