Holiday Garland Made With Milk Lids




This is a great holiday craft to make with kids. It works well for many ages. Young kids can decorate pre-strung garland with stickers. Older kids can use letter stickers to spell out phrases. As skills increase, kids can sew together pre-punched garland, punch holes, and cut letters and shapes to decorate the garlands.


Step 1: Supplies

Milk jug lids
Friendship bracelet cord/cotton thread
Decorative paper and/or holiday stickers

I used flat pop off/push on milk lids, but the screw type should work also.

Step 2: Tools

Push pin
Small nail
Sharpie marker
Glue stick

Step 3: Mark Holes

Using a Sharpie marker, mark two dots on the edge of each lid for the holes that the thread will pass through. I spaced mine 1 1/2 inches apart.

Step 4: Punch Holes

Using a push pin and then a small nail, make two holes in each lid on the marked spots. Make sure that the hole is on edge near the flat lid top.

Step 5: Thread Lids Together

Using a needle and cotton thread, thread the lids together. Go completely though one hole and then the other. Move the lids along the string to adjust spacing. Leave about 15 inches on each end for hanging.

Step 6: Decorate

Using letters cut from decorative paper, glue a letter on each lid to spell out your holiday message. Alternatively, decorate with stickers.

Step 7: Hang Your Garland



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    5 years ago on Introduction

    You could Also use can lids and glue on cut out Christmas cards or any other pics from magazines, flyers etc. I have been making wind chimes this way and varathane them once finished.

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