Sometimes the “O Christmas tree’s” branches aren’t so lovely. Sometimes, you have a cheapo fake tree and you gotta work some magic.
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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 which will show you all you need to know…
Where to find or purchase scarves for DIY garland:
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:
scarf DIY 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)