Make This: Knotted DIY Rope Garland

By Brittni • posted on 02/11/2013

I love party garlands as much as the next girl, trust me, but they’re so temporary. And truth be told, I don’t throw many parties. So I created a casual garland that fits more into the home decor category than party accessory. It’s one of the easiest garlands I’ve ever made and as soon as I get my hands on more supplies, I am knotting up another five or six strands to hang in our entryway.

It doesn’t get any easier than this one ladies. Here’s how to make your own…

Supplies: scissors and decorative rope cord or trim (that’s it!)

How-To: Start single-knotting a strand of rope every six inches or so, until you have knotted the entire length. Add additional strands of knotted rope and hang. Easy as pie. Unknot the rope when you are done using the garland and you can reuse the material for another project.

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Looking for more quick and easy garland ideas? Try this one.

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Hi Caroline. I got the rope at JoAnn Fabric.


Hello, Beautiful diy!
Where could I find such cute rope?
Thanks 🙂

Caroline Samii

Aw, thanks ladies. And so glad you found me McKenna. Thanks for the kind words. 🙂


This is a great idea ! I love it !!


I love everything about this! I think my husband would love it too. I am so glad that I stumbled upon your blog. I love the design and your lovely posts. I am definitely going to be following you on Bloglovin and GFC. Happy Friday! xx. McKenna Lou

McKenna Ryan

great idea!! so cute!


Thanks Ashley and Lauren.


LOVE it!

Ashley | Sugar & Cloth

So simple and so cute! I’d be tickled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!


So cute and easy as can be! Make This: Knotted DIY Rope Garland via @sharethis

creaturecomfort (@creaturecomfort)

Make This: Knotted DIY Rope Garland

(@naturalssoap) (@naturalssoap)

Aw, thanks Dusty. I really like your idea for taking this look outdoors! If you dipped the rope in a weather resistant finish before hanging you’d probably be good to go. 🙂


Great idea! This is so inspirational, such fun. I really like the color choices. I was thinking this could look really cool on a fence outside by a garden using thick twine rope.


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meet.make.laugh. (@meetmakelaugh)

Thanks Sarah. 🙂


So simple and so creative! Love it!

Sarah Hearts

Make This: Knotted DIY Rope Garland: I love party garlands as much as the next girl, trust me…

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