To make the garland I used a 9' work garland in dark green. I stretched it out and opened all the ties to make it easier to work with.
I started with the 21" red, green and white striped mesh. I used about 9 inches of mesh for each 'poof'. A quick way to measure is to pull the mesh to the next tie, then poof up the mesh back to the original tie and secure the poof.
After the 21" mesh, I used 10" green mesh. I made a few bows randomly throughout the garland with the green.
I used a 2.5" red ribbon as accent for the garland. Every 2 ties I made a bow. When making the bows I would start with the 2 large loops then make the center so I could twist the ties inside and they would be hidden by the bow.
I finished the garland with some green, red and white ornaments. I used the ties and some floral wire to attach them randomly throughout the garland.
After we hung the garland on the porch we wrapped white lights around it.