This DIY Fall Garland is an inexpensive project that’s done in about 20 minutes. Whether you hang it on your mantle or sideboard, it’s sure to be the most eye-catching piece of decor you put on display this year!
I made a glitter feather garland years ago that I hang up every November.
I love decorating for the seasons and wanted to bring in an element that felt festive for November and feathers seemed to be the perfect fit!
Since I never documented the process, I made a new DIY fall garland with the same feathers this year and loved adding it to the one I’ve had for years.
The process is so easy you’ll be done in about 20 minutes!
You’ll only need a few items to make this fall garland including:
- Feathers (I purchased a pack of 20 white turkey feathers from Hobby Lobby, but you can choose any color and quantity you’d like)
- Modge Podge
- Foam plate
- Paper towels
And here are links to the other items featured in my decor:
1. Paint each feather tip with Modge Podge.
Place the feather on a foam plate and paint both sides of the tip. You don’t need a lot of Modge Podge.
2. Sprinkle glitter over each side of the feather.
A little goes a long way! Gently shake the glitter so you don’t waste too much.
3. Shake the excess glitter off and place the feather to dry.
Shake the feather over the plate so there’s no loose glitter and place the feather on a paper towel to dry. Repeat the process with the remaining feathers.
4. Cut a piece of string and make a loop for each feather.
Measure the space you want to hand the garland and add an extra 12 inches on each side. Make a loop in the string where you want the first feather to be. Slide the end of the feather in and pull the loop tight. Repeat the process for all of the feathers.
5. Hang your garland.
Hang your garland using Command Hooks and admire your work!
Tips and Tricks
You can choose any color of feathers and any color of glitter you want for this fall garland, so get creative!
The type of feathers you choose will determine how easy it is to paint them and apply the glitter. If you choose an extra fluffy and small feather it may be more difficult to add glitter than if you had a large, straight feather.
It’s always best to overestimate the amount of string you’ll need than not have enough. If you did cut too much you can always trim it afterward.
You’ll want to pull the string extra tight around the bottoms of the feathers so they stay put. Some of them will fall out when you move the garland and if that happens just slide the feather back in place and pull the string tight again.
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Did you love this DIY fall garland? Let me know if you’ll be making it in the comments!