I bought garland last year for the first time in 5 or so years. All of our old garland was hand-me-downs from my parents and had begun to fall apart, so I tossed it after Christmas the year before last. I found out that full, nice looking garland is expensive, y’all!! I ended up buying some of the cheapest garland I could find at Hobby Lobby, but I will admit.. it was pathetic looking. I wanted the garland to go down our staircase on both sides, and I knew the length of 1 strand would be enough. To make it thicker, I bought two strands for each side, so 4 strands total. Once I got it home, I spread out each strand on the floor and twisted 2 strands together. At the ends of the twisted strands, I wrapped a couple of the greenery pieces together to keep the 2 strands attached.I repeated this for my other 2 strands of garland and they were ready to hang! You can hang the garland numerous ways- I have done command hooks, nails, and florist wire. This year I used florist wire. Once I hung both strands, I ‘fluffed’ each one until I got it the way I wanted it.Now, once you twist the 2 thin strands together, there are a few more things you can do to fill the garland out. I like to add a little extra ‘stuffing’ to make my greenery garland more full. This includes burlap, decorative garland, pinecones, ornaments, berries, cotton burrs, etc. I start off with adding burlap garland to each strand of twisted garland.After this, I added pine sprays, which I bought at Hobby Lobby and cut them down to look like this. I also added cotton burrs that were grouped into clusters of 2-4. From here, I forgot to take in-progress pictures, but I added a pinecone and cinnamon stick garland that I found years ago at Target on clearance and red berries. I like to get the floral berry sprays from Dollar Tree and take them apart so they look like this:There is no wrong way to fill in the garland; I just place the berries and other ‘stuffing’ wherever looks empty. Once done, the garland looked like this:I also used this same technique for making the garland look thicker outside our front door. I used red deco mesh ribbon and grapevine pieces wrapped around the garland. I then added red berry clusters and live greenery throughout it. So there you have it! An easy way to make inexpensive garland thicker. More on Christmas decor coming up! Thanks for reading!