A Simple Way to Decorate for Any Holiday

It usually only takes me a few weeks after the new year to start putting Valentine’s Day decorations up. I like for our house to feel festive but don’t like spending tons of time decorating or putting away our regular decor to make room for the holiday stuff. So I want to share what I think is the easiest way to decorate for Valentines Day… or any other holiday: garlands! Maybe you call them banners or bunting. But whatever they’re called, I love them and hang them all over the house! One of the great things about decorating with garlands is that you can make them yourself and add a new one or two each year. So simple!

I usually group my garlands for a more festive look, but you can hang them alone too. The three behind our couch are: 1. a piece of tiny pom-pom trim that I had left over from a project, 2. larger pom-poms that I strung onto a piece of embroidery thread, 3. mini paper doilies from the baking section at Michael’s. I folded them in half and taped them over a piece of twine.


A few extra pom-poms found their way into an old jelly jar. (We go through some pineapple jelly in this house!)


Dierdra the Deer got a little extra bling from another pom-pom garland I made a few years ago.

Of course I had to add my favorite color to the Love Day decor! So I made some turquoise yarn pom-poms then strung them onto embroidery thread.
I hung it with more mini pom-pom trim and some large pink doilies. Then I glued some extra pom poms onto wooden skewers and put them in an old milk jar.


The hutch in our kitchen also got some love! Last year, I cut out lots of different size pink and red circles then taped them on either side of a long piece of yarn.

And one more garland in the living room – foam heart stickers attached to a piece of twine.
Happy garland making!

  • January 28, 2016 - 3:41 pm

    Mandi - These are all so fun and unique. i especially love your dining room garlands!ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2016 - 2:13 pm

    Lyndsay - Thank you, Mandi!ReplyCancel

  • February 3, 2016 - 6:12 pm

    Rachel Zimm Blog - So beautiful! I am such a sucker for garlands! I needed some Valentine's decor inspiration–so thank you!! :)ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2016 - 2:46 pm

    Galentine’s Day – Host a Celebration for Your Best Gals » Lyndsay Almeida - […] more Valentine’s Day ideas, check out this post with some printable cards and this one lots of V-Day decorating ideas! And if you don’t feel like you have time to get a party […]ReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2016 - 10:24 am

    Easter Bunny Garland » Lyndsay Almeida - […] a big fan of holiday garland/banners! So I won’t go on and on again about how they’re the easiest way to decorate for any holiday. But I will say this: it’s spring break week in north Florida, and if the weather […]ReplyCancel

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