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glitter halloween garland {a tutorial}

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halloween decor

I love all the different colors of paper doilies you can find in craft stores now. I never quite know what to do with them, but I was inspired the other day to use them to create a simple Halloween garland. All it took was doilies, a few embellishments and glitter (of which I never have a shortage of). There are so many ways to customize these, I am already looking forward to creating a white and red one for Christmas, and a pastel-colored one for Spring!


  • Black Doilies (you can use orange or even white, if you don’t have black)
  • Glitter (I used gold, white and orange)
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Embellishments (found at Michaels)
  • Mod Podge Matte


Step 1: I used 6 doilies for this garland (though you can make yours longer, if you’d like). Using your spouncer, add Mod Podge to a section of your doily. I used painters tape for the first one, but had a hard time removing it without ripping the doily. I did the rest without the tape and it worked just fine. I glittered 3 of my doilies: one orange, one white, and one gold.

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halloween garland

Step 2: Once the doilies are dry, add a simple embellishment to the center of each. Take a length of baker’s twine, and wind through each doily…

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And that’s all it takes! Hang from a mantle, empty frame, or anywhere else you’d like a touch of Halloween decor…

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I now have over 50 mod podge crafts in the archives. Take a look, I guarantee you’ll find something to inspire your next podgy project! Thanks for reading!