Merry Christmas Garland with Metal-Rim Tags

Happy Monday friends! How was your weekend? Did you all get your Christmas decor on? We’re excitedly counting down the days until Moving Day on the 14th! We can hardly wait to get into the new place!

In the meantime, for your Christmas pleasure…

For the next week or so, Dean and I have teamed up with six other stylin’ bloggers to bring you a plethora of Christmas Decorating ideas and projects.

Some of these bloggers you may already know, some may be new to you. But that’s sort of the idea. Discovering new talent and sharing ideas!

We’ve asked Allison from House of Hepworth’s, Heather from Things That Are Pretty, KariAnne from Thistlewood Farm, Laura from Finding Home, Sarah from Cozy Cottage Cute and Shauna from Satori Design for Living to come up with a Christmas DIY or decorating project to share.

Each day one of us will be featuring a Christmas project or decorating idea on our own blog, but we’ll be sharing the links to each other’s projects on our social media (twitter, facebook, pinterest) so you can easily find them.

AND in December a free digital PDF download with all of the projects will be available so you can easily save, share and recreate what we’ve made!!!

How’s that for fun?

To kick off this fun collaboration, we’re sharing a super simple (just the way we like it!) Merry Christmas Garland made from easy to find  office supply store Metal-Rim Tags.


  • Metal-Rim Tags
  • Jute/Hemp String
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie or other permanent black marker
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors


1. If necessary, punch a bigger hole in the Metal-Rim Tags using a hole punch. The Martha Stewart tags we bought had very thin strings and tiny holes, so we used a hole punch to make them large enough for the hemp string.

2. Using a pencil (and looking at whatever font you like on a computer for help), outline a letter on each tag.

3. Using a Sharpie or other permanent marker, fill out each letter.


4. Line up the tags in order and thread them together with the jute/hemp string.

5. Hang and enjoy!

You could also create individual ornaments using large hang tags, or even a garland to wrap around a Charlie Brown-style tree using smaller tags!

(If you want to you could tie each tag to the jute/hemp string so it won’t slide around)

Easy-peasy, yes?

Be sure to check out our other bloggy friends’ projects this week too!

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