Merry Crafts-mas! Make This Simple & Festive DIY Garland

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There’s a good chance that December snuck up on you — it definitely caught us by surprise. If you're equally stunned that it's practically mid-December already, your place is probably looking a little less than festive, especially compared to the shops and boutiques that are in full glitz mode by now. But, what if you’re not really into the traditional red-and-green look and want something a little cooler and more modern to spice up your home? Check out this crazy easy DIY from Almost Makes Perfect. LA-based blogger Molly Madfis shows you how to make a metallic paper garland that strikes the perfect balance of simple and seasonal.

All you need is tape, scissors, string, and some gold paper (or any sturdy paper that strikes your fancy). We imagine you already have most of the supplies at home, so you could start this DIY right now. Madfis notes that she even did some of this crafting while watching Netflix, which means you can finally feel productive while rewatching Love, Actually. The garland couldn't be easier to make and it will look adorable (but, not too adorable) anywhere in your home. You can leave it up year-round, too, if you get really attached. Hang above a mantle, drape over a window, or decorate a bare wall. Feeling extra crafty? Experiment with different color combos, printed papers, or mismatched shapes. You can't get much more festive and fuss-free than this. (Almost Makes Perfect)