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DIY Door Insert Garland Using a Pull-Up Bar

DIY Door Insert Garland Using a Pull-Up Bar

As the Christmas season approaches, many of us are eager to add a festive touch to our homes. One creative and unconventional way to spread the festive cheer is by crafting a door insert garland using a pull-up bar. This simple yet effective DIY project not only brings a touch of magic to your entryway but also makes use of an everyday fitness accessory in a novel way. Let's dive into the steps of creating this unique and eye-catching decoration.

Materials Needed:

  1. Pull-up bar
  2. Artificial garland
  3. String lights
  4. Ornaments and decorations
  5. Ribbon or bows
  6. Command hooks or adhesive clips
  7. Zip ties or twist ties
  8. Scissors


  1. Choose the Right Pull-Up Bar: Begin by selecting a sturdy pull-up bar that fits securely on your door frame. Make sure it can support the weight of the garland and decorations without causing any damage.

  2. Measure and Cut the Garland: Measure the length of your pull-up bar and cut the artificial garland to fit. Make sure to leave a little extra on each end for a polished look. If your pull-up bar has padding or grips, tuck the ends of the garland around them to secure it in place. We have lots of different garlands to work with available here.

  3. Attach the Garland to the Pull-Up Bar: Wrap the garland around the pull-up bar, securing it with zip ties or twist ties at regular intervals. Ensure that it is evenly distributed and fluffs out for a fuller appearance. Trim any excess ties with scissors.

  4. Add String Lights: Intertwine string lights throughout the garland, securing them with the same zip ties. This will not only illuminate your creation but also add a warm and inviting glow to your entryway. Shop our full range of lights here.

  5. Hang Ornaments and Decorations: Enhance the visual appeal of your door insert garland by strategically placing ornaments and decorations along its length. Consider using a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours to create a balanced and festive arrangement.

  6. Incorporate Ribbon or Bows: Weave ribbon or bows into the garland for an extra pop of colour and texture. This step adds a charming finishing touch to your DIY creation.

  7. Secure the Pull-Up Bar: Once your door insert garland is complete, securely attach the pull-up bar to your door frame. Use Command hooks or adhesive clips to prevent any damage to the door or surrounding areas.

  8. Step Back and Admire Your Work: Stand back and marvel at your handiwork. The door insert garland not only transforms your entryway into a festive wonderland but also serves as a conversation starter for guests.

Crafting a door insert garland using a pull-up bar is a delightful and innovative way to usher in the festive season. This DIY project not only repurposes a fitness accessory but also allows you to express your creativity in decorating your home.

As you welcome friends and family this holiday season, your unique and eye-catching door insert garland is sure to spread joy and cheer to all who pass through your doorway. Happy crafting!

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