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Guest Project — Personalized Christmas Garland!!

I Can’t tell you all how excited I am to be a guest blogger over here on Tatertots and Jello! Such an honor! I am a small event planner who has always had a heart for crafting.

Most of my designs are centered around DIY creations, so Jen’s blog has been a source of inspiration from the beginning.

Here is an easy tutorial to achieve personalized garland for your Christmas tree this year!
Here is what you will need: 
Clear glue stick
Paper (color of choice, average 5-7 pieces per strands)
Computer printer and computer
Scissors or scalloped edge cutter
Corner punch
Glitter glue
My mom searched high and low for Christian inspired tree garland this year. Nothing out there! This garland was designed through Print Shop with different names of Christ; “Immanuel, King of Kings, Prince of Peace, Savior, Christ the Lord, etc…” The great thing about this tutorial is you can personalize your garland to say WHATEVER you want it to say. You could have it say the Reindeer’s names, it could say, “ho ho ho ho”, “Merry Christmas”, etc…
 First, design your “banner” on the computer (we used Print Shop but Adobe is also a good program) and then print off your words with graphics. The words are about 2 1/2 inches tall.
 The words print off as a banner but they will print out on different sheets of paper. After they print off put them together like a puzzle piece gluing the edges together to make one long banner. (We did strands of garland instead of one long garland which makes it easier to decorate a tree. So we glued about 5-7 pieces of paper per strand and then would start another one.)
 Next use your scissors to cut along the edges of your words at the bottom and the top.
Use a corner punch to make it look finished.
 For a special touch, get glitter glue or glitter paint and add some sparkle to your garland.
 Paint the glitter glue on the graphics to sparkle it up!
 And Voila! Place accordingly and you have beautiful personalized garland!
Thanks again for having me! Happy Holidays to everyone!


Thanks Katie!!
Wow – those paper garlands are so cool. I love that! 
Katie’s blog is so fun. I love her ideas. 
And isn’t Katie cute with her little family??
Be sure to stop by Katie Grace Designs and say hi!
xoxoAlso — check out the third day of the

With more giveaways and a Holiday decor linky!!!
PSToday is the day!! Shelley, Char, Becca and I are at Pier1 — meeting new friends and handing out $2,000 in gift cards. We hope you can stop by!!! 
Bring your friends — we’d love to meet you!!


  1. I like your post, but I clicked on the mason jars with the pumpkin link thinking it would take me to a recipe and it took me to an add that was a pain to get out of. Don’t think I will click on anything else. Thanks.

  2. I love this garland tutorial! I'm totally doing this next year! I was wondering what font was used. It really works with the theme.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Oh, missed you by one day! Would have loved to have come up from Orem to meet you!!!

    This is a fabulous post. I love the look on the tree.

  4. Team Jenkins says:

    love this post – love all your posts. read your 'keeping it real' post yesterday and it saddened my heart. just wanted you to know that you've helped me find my 'inner' crafter that i thought i'd lost once i had my boys! i've done just a couple of things and am planning lots more! (mostly with burlap – i'm totally addicted!) keep bloggin' and know that your fans WAY outnumber the others … merry christmas!
    andrea :)

  5. WOW. Love that garland. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

  6. Jenglamgirl says:

    Love the Garland and her tree is gorg. Great Feature. XO Jen

    P.S. hope you had fun at Pier 1! 😉

  7. I love KGD! She rocks! What a fabulous idea, I love this!!


  8. Adorable! Cute family too!

  9. very nice tree

  10. How awesome is that?! :)

  11. I LOVE this Christ inspired garland! If Katie is reading this – Thanks for the tutorial! And your son is adorable!

  12. EEEEKKK!! Thanks so much Jen!! So fun to see the post up :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. Admitted Fabricaholic says:

    What a great idea! Great gift to give someone too, with their names on it…Thank you!

  14. Ali Rockwell says:

    This is great! Such a great idea!!!

  15. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    Awesome garland!!! :)

  16. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    The garland is awesome!

  17. Jenny @ Embellishing Life says:

    Love her garland idea! May have to make one. My tree needs something more!

  18. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    That garland is great! I love the one she made, and I also think the reindeer names would be really cute on a kids' tree!!

  19. Handbags*N*Pigtails says:

    I used to work(& manage) at Pier 1. Wish they'd do events like this in our area:(

  20. The Soladay Family says:

    Love this! It's very similar to the Potterybarn garland I used this year.

    Wish I lived in Utah and could join the fun today!