Easy Duct Tape Garland

Its FINALLY beginning to look like Christmas at the Gublers!!!  Hoorah!  I am so excited to show you guys what I have been up to the last few days!!  So remember my DIY Industrial Shelves?  I have a secret.  It didn’t end there…I made one huge one on the opposite side of the room to take the place of the mantel that I gave up when I threw out the Faux Fireplace.  So those non mantle dwellers listen up, you can have a GREAT place to merrify your house too!

Hot Pink Christmas

Fun right?!!  So today we are going to talk about the garland.  I LOVE a good red and white Christmas, but for some reason I just cant make it happen in my house…so this year we are going with lots of colors (my favorite of which is Hot Pink.)   Do you do this too?  I sure hope so!!

Duct Tape Garland Tutorial

I am still on my southwesty tribal kick and so triangles (though not your typical holiday décor) are right up my alley.  To make this simple garland you need 3 things.

Scotch Duct Tape

Tissue Paper


Scotch Duct Tape Project

If you are looking for white duct tape FYI its by the silver and not in the millions of colors and patterned Scotch Duct Tape.  (I may or may not have figured this out after tracking down an employee to help me….)

Cut small squares off of your roll and cut them in 1/2 diagonally (making a triangle).  Also cut a little bit larger squares out of your tissue paper and cut them diagonally.  You want to make sure that they are bigger than your duct tape triangles!  This is SUCH an easy project my daughters loved helping me do it!

Stick them to your string (my string was left over from my String Art project) I found it was easier to stick them right to the table (don’t push too hard!) that way you can line them up nice and straight.

Easy Duct Tape Project Garland

Then just flip them around and stick your tissue paper triangles on the backside.  They don’t have to be perfect, in fact that is sort of the fun handmade quality of them!!

Duct Tape Projects How To Make Garland


Now if that wasn’t simple enough this next garland tutorial is 1000x easier!

All you need is:

Scotch Duct Tape

Silver Cellophane Tissue Paper (I found mine at Target in their Christmas section)


Cut your cellophane into strips the width of your duct tape.  Speed demon trick is  to keep it folded out of the package and use a rotary cutter to cut the pieces.

Lay out your duct tape sticky side up on a flat surface

Make sure your cellophane is lined up over your duct tape and carefully put it down

Duct Tape Garland

Fold your duct tape in 1/2 with the silver side in and cut lots and lots of cute little fringes.

Unfold it and give it a little twist!

These projects will literally cost you pennies and they look so FUN!

Holiday Duct Tape Garland

Duct Tape Christmas Garland

Silver and White Duct Tape Garland

Duct Tape Garland Tutorial


Merry sign tutorial coming tomorrow!!


For more great holiday décor ideas check out Scotch Duct Tape’s Pinterest Page!duct tape, scotch, scotch duct tape


Love Your Guts, Mandi

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  • Ali 10.12.2012 at 22:58

  • Mandy 10.12.2012 at 23:07

    Where is the “Merry” sign from? Love the neon pink garland!

    • Mandi @ Vintage Revivals 10.12.2012 at 23:10

      Hey Mandy! (I LOVE your name BTW!)
      The tutorial will be posted tomorrow for the MERRY sign!


  • Caitlin @ Desert Domicile 10.12.2012 at 23:14

    Cute! I love the fringe garland! It could easily transition into New Year’s too :)

  • Emily 10.12.2012 at 23:18

    So cute and so clever!

  • Marcia V. of Precious Style Blog 11.12.2012 at 00:16

    Cannot wait for those Merry sign details. Crazy cute.

  • Melanie 11.12.2012 at 00:16

    I love the industrial looking lights. Will you be doing a tutorial on those as well??


  • Anonymous 11.12.2012 at 02:58

    I’ve seen the tutorial for those DIY marquee letters floating around pinterest. How long did it take you to do? I’m kicking around the idea to make one myself, but it seems very time consuming.

  • kiki comin 11.12.2012 at 05:14

    oh my goodness. i want your genius! when i get my own home to fix up…you are the one i am turning to. TOO fun. off to pin.:)

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  • Chloe Moon 11.12.2012 at 16:51

    This is so easy and so cute!!! I love it! =) I have tons of duct tape so I can totally pull this off!!!

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  • Wall Decal Company 11.12.2012 at 17:05

    Love this so much thank you for sharing.

  • Garage Organizing 12.12.2012 at 01:01

    This is really cute and looks easy enough where I can actually pull it off!! 😀

    Thanks, my house will now look more festive this Xmass.

  • Sarah Lillian 12.12.2012 at 23:38

    Love them! So simple and so festive!

  • faye 13.12.2012 at 03:52

    easy and simple yet it looks so nice

  • Christine 13.12.2012 at 22:19

    I also like red and white Christmas, but sometimes it is nice to add others colors too.
    Your garland looks like it will fun to make.
    Thanks for sharing


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