DIY scarf garland tutorial…
Sometimes the “O Christmas tree’s” branches aren’t so lovely. Sometimes, you have a cheap-o fake tree and you gotta work some magic.
Luckily, it’s Christmas time, and love and magic are in abundance. Today, we’re gonna work some Christmas magic on our cheap artificial tree with the help of some DIY garland made from…
Here’s a brief video that will show you all you need to know about this DIY scarf garland project…
If you’re lucky, you can find inexpensive scarves at a thrift store, or a street vendor (if you live in a place like New York). If these options don’t work, I’ve linked some of the best deals I’ve found for similar scarves below…
DIY scarf garland supplies:
DIY scarf garland how to:
Honestly, I shouldn’t really be giving anyone a tutorial on how to trim a tree. Truth is, it’s not a strength of mine. That being said, this is pretty simple.
As you can see in the video, I just stuffed my scarves into the branches of our fake tree here, there, and everywhere. I personally put the garland on before any ornaments or fillers.
Not sure if you noticed, but we have some natural branches in our fake tree…that’s one of my BEST tree trimming secrets.
So if you’re looking for a novel way to deck the halls this year, consider some scarves.
Sometimes it’s so cold even your tree could use a little bundling up 😉
All our Trimmed Tree Sources
- 9′ pre-lit slim artificial flocked tree
- dozen camel plaid winter scarves (our DIY garland)
- wood slice garland
- faux fur “tree skirt” (mine is just 3 yards of THIS fabric bunched under the tree 😉
- faux fur tree skirt (similar option that is actually a tree skirt)
- garland on stairs
- snowball ornaments
- silver reindeer
- clip-on bird ornaments (type 1)
- clip-on bird ornaments (type 2)
Looking for more holiday decorating ideas and inspiration? Be sure to check these out, too!
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Hi Heather – Do you have ideas for the wood sliced ornaments on the Scarf decorated tree? Also – I saw the link for them and now I cannot find it. P.S. the link for the Martha Stewart garland is not working. 🙂
Many Thanks – Beth
Hi Beth!! I made those wood slice ornaments from a fallen tree limb we had here. We sliced them with our chop saw, and then the kids penciled their own art onto the wood slices. I went over their tracings with my wood burning tool! Not hard, super inexpensive, and a fun personalized ornament idea! Give it a try! And thanks for the heads up on the link! I will fix it! Heather