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DIY Spring Garland Adds a Splash of Color

Create a vibrant DIY spring garland with this fun tutorial! Perfect for adding a touch of spring to your home decor. Easy, creative, and colorful!

Skills Required: Beginner. The only thing you might struggle with as a newbie is wrinkles in the doilies, but apply enough Mod Podge and you’ll be fine.

diy spring garland

Hello, crafty friends! Spring has sprung, and you know what that means: it’s time to refresh our home decor with bright, cheerful touches. And what better way to do that than with a DIY spring garland?

This project is perfect for adding a splash of color and whimsy to any room in your home. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to celebrate the season. With the pretty palette, it looks perfect for Easter!

Today, I’m going to show you how to create a delightful spring garland using floral wood shapes, Mod Podge, paint, napkins, and wood beads. Yes, you read that right – napkins!

Who knew that paper products we use at picnics could transform into beautiful decor pieces? Trust me, once you see how easy and fun this craft is, you’ll be raiding your napkin stash for all sorts of patterns and designs.

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One of my favorite parts of this banner is the wood beads. These little guys are the perfect way to add some dimension and texture to your garland. You can paint them to match your floral shapes or leave them natural for a rustic look.

String them together with your decorated shapes, and voila! You’ve got a beautiful, handmade garland that’s ready to brighten up any space.

Whether you’re hanging it on your mantel, draping it across a window, or even using it as a table centerpiece, this DIY spring garland is sure to bring a smile to your face and a touch of springtime magic to your home.

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So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down to check out the full tutorial, and let’s get crafting!

Gather These Supplies

  • Flower shaped wood cutouts
  • Table napkins
  • Wood beads
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • String
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paintbrush

Tips and Thoughts for This Project

If you’ve never decoupaged with napkins before, check out our post about paper napkin decoupage on wood. It uses the iron on method, which uses a clothing iron to attach the napkin to the Mod Podge. It’s very simple and is great if you have a hard time with wrinkles.

spring garland craft

Didn’t this spring garland turn out so cute? It’s so versatile!

spring banner DIY

Get the printable project for this how to card below:

Yield: 1 banner

DIY Spring Garland

spring garland diy

Learn how to make a spring banner with simple supplies from the craft store. This floral craft is so easy, anyone can do it!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Dry Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Flower shaped wood cutouts
  • Table napkins
  • Wood beads
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • String


  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Lay your wood cutout on the back of an unfolded table napkin sheet, and cut enough to cover the wood cutout.Loosely Trace and Cut Around Wood Shape
  2. Apply a thin, even layer of Mod Podge onto the wood shape, and then adhere your table napkin, taking care to avoid creases on the table napkin. Let it dry.Apply First Layer of Mod Podge
  3. Once the shape is dry, apply a topcoat of Mod Podge to protect the surface from stains and make it last longer. Let that layer dry.Apply Mod Podge Topcoat
  4. Once the wood shape is fully dry, trim the excess material, and use Mod Podge to seal the edges. Repeat steps 1-3 with the rest of your wood cutouts.Cut Excess Tissue Paper
  5. Thread wood beads on a piece of string. For my banner, I wanted to use six beads to separate each wood cutout.Thread Beads on a String
  6. Hot glue the string on the back of the cutout. You can cut a piece of paper to cover the string and make it look neater. Do the rest with the other cutouts, making sure that your bead count between each is the same.Hot Glue the Flower onto the String

Did You Make This Project?

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Are you looking for other simple spring craft ideas? Let me know in the comments! Check out these projects I think you’re going to like:

Allyson @ All Our Days

Saturday 23rd of March 2013

I love the simple look of this banner. It turned out so cute!

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janika R

Wednesday 20th of March 2013

Love this idea..


Monday 18th of March 2013

Such a beautiful and simple project idea! :)


Thursday 14th of March 2013

i love this! You can use this for so many things - especially if you put letters in the middle of the doilies. Spell happy birthday, or a name, or spring or easter.... The possibilities really go on and on. Great project!


Tuesday 12th of March 2013

That is super-cute and festive. Love it.!

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