My Mormor taught me to make this simple DIY garland made from dried oat straw. Perfect for your Christmas tree!


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My mormor was very particular about her holiday decor. She didn’t like anything plastic or too colorful. I have a vivid memory of the two of us sitting at a table making these very simple garlands. I made the small oat bouquets while she was tying them onto string. After a few hours we had a long garland that we hung on the tree.

You will need:
Dried oat straw
Scissors
String


  1. Cut the top of the oats and make them into small bouquets. You will need like 10-12 straws for each.
  2. Tie each bouquet to the string about 6-8 inches apart. Make it as long as you want and hang on tree.

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You can buy oat straw at your local craft store!

My Mormor taught me to make this simple DIY garland made from dried oat straw. Perfect for your Christmas tree
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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