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18 Modern Holiday Garlands

Garlands are a great way to infuse quick style and color into your holiday decor. They take up little space and can even multi-task throughout the rest of the year. (Well, depending on the garland.) But they’re often the same thing on every mantel and window. I’ve rounded up 18 modern garlands, some to make and some to buy. Which will you choose?

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  • Braided Fringe Garland 1 of 18
    Braided Fringe Garland
    Braided yarn, sequins and a fabulous shape make this unusual garland a great way to add character to your decor.
    Available for $128 fromAnthropologie
  • Tinsel Loops Garland 2 of 18
    Tinsel Loops Garland
    Six feet of perfectly round, metallic loops bring texture and geometric sparkle to your decor.
    Available for $68 from Anthropologie
  • Colorful Medallions 3 of 18
    Colorful Medallions
    Craft an elaborate medallion with felt and simple shapes.
    Find directions for these, as well as other ideas, from Better Homes and Gardens
  • Modern Paper Circles 4 of 18
    Modern Paper Circles
    Craft a garland of simple circles in colors to match your modern decor.
    Find directions for these, as well as other ideas, from Curbly
  • DIY Wood Bunting 5 of 18
    DIY Wood Bunting
    I love the natural simplicity of this bunting made from wood veneer cards.
    Find directions at Hank and Hunt
  • Burlap Garland 6 of 18
    Burlap Garland
    An unexpected texture for your holiday decor.
    Available for $55 from The Ruffled Daisy
  • Metallic Bloom Garland 7 of 18
    Metallic Bloom Garland
    Modern metallic blooms adorn this fanciful garland which would be lovely along a dark wall or in a window.
    Available for $42 from Land of Nod
  • Metallic Pennant Garland 8 of 18
    Metallic Pennant Garland
    24 shimmering pennants hang from a sparkly thread to brighten up your tree or adorn a window.
    Available for $39 from Land of Nod
  • Origami String Lights 9 of 18
    Origami String Lights
    Dress up your light strings with simple paper cubes.
    Directions can be found at Wit and Whistle
  • Twisted Felt Garland 10 of 18
    Twisted Felt Garland
    A quick and easy craft that can also yield bracelets and necklaces for gifts. Multi-tasking!
    Directions can be found at Purl Bee
  • Paper Buntng 11 of 18
    Paper Buntng
    A delicate paper bunting of triangles adds modern whimsy to your decor.
    Available for $15 from Toast
  • Gold Paper Circles 12 of 18
    Gold Paper Circles
    Available for just $1 per foot, string this glittery garland liberally throughout your home.
    Available from Esla Events
  • String Lights 13 of 18
    String Lights
    Teeny, tiny fairy lights make any garland feel modern and special.
    Available for $20 from Z. Gallerie
  • Folded Paper Garland 14 of 18
    Folded Paper Garland
    A surprisingly simple project that looks like you spent hours.
    Directions found on Design Sponge
  • Large Beaded Garland 15 of 18
    Large Beaded Garland
    Large gold beads make a statement draped on your mantel or across windows.
    Available for $39 from Restoration Hardware
  • Scrap Ribbon Garland 16 of 18
    Scrap Ribbon Garland
    A perfect way to make use of all those little scraps of fabric.
    Directions found at Whitney Caroline Designs
  • Pink Tiered Garlands 17 of 18
    Pink Tiered Garlands
    Dress your mantel in pink and sparkle! Tiered garlands, in an unexpected color, plus a feather wreath create a modern mantel.
    Find this idea and more at Better Home and Garden
  • Patterned Paper Rings 18 of 18
    Patterned Paper Rings
    A no glue simple ring garland looks fabulous in a variety of patterned papers.
    Directions for this and other garlands at Design Sponge

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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