This holly and berry balloon garland is the simplest decoration and will take you max 10 minutes depending on how long you make the garland. It adds a little festive charm to your Christmas party, doorway or mantle. I currently have mine hanging by the window of my studio. The best part about it is that your kids can do it no problem!

Materials: red balloons, red/white baker’s twine, scotch tape or double sided stick tape, green paper, scissors, glue gun

Step 1: Blow up some balloons so they are small enough to group in small clumps as berries.
Step 2: With scotch tape or double sided stick tape attach a little to the balloon and stick to another. Group in threes or twos.
Step 3: Cut out holly leaves in proportion to the size of the balloons. Draw or paint yellow veins onto the leaves.

Step 4: Tie the groups of berries onto the twine and leave extra twine at the front and back.

Step 5: Glue gun the edges of the leaves to the edge of the balloon and a bit to the twine to secure it in place.

Done! Enjoy!

project and photography by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built