Christmas Tree Garland

Hi everyone! My name is Caroline and I blog over at SewCaroline.com where you can expect to find a variety of handmade goodness such as DIYs, handmade fashion, and sewing tips. I am so excited to be a part of Deby’s Seasonal Sewing Series this year.

Today I am really excited to share with you one of my favorite tutorials: Christmas Tree Garland. Who doesn’t LOVE decorating their home for Christmas? This quick and easy tutorial will turn your mantel or empty wall into a Christmas showcase in no time!

S U P P L I E S

-Christmas fabric scraps (or if you’re buying, about 1/4 yard of several different prints)

-Pinking shears or pinking blade for your rotary cutter

– Poly-fil

-1 sheet of brown felt

-Sewing machine + general sewing supplies

-Ribbon

I N S T R U C T I O N S

Step One:

Cut out several trees using your pinking shears or pinking rotary blade. For each tree you’ll need: two triangles measuring 4″ on the bottom and 4.5″ lengthwise and one “tree stump” measuring 1″x1.5″.

Step Two:

Layer the triangles on top of one another with WRONG SIDES facing and place the tree stump in between with about 1″ sticking out from the bottom of the triangles. Pin in place.

Step three:

Sew around the triangles using a 1/4″-3/8″ seam allowance. This stitch will show, so you can use a coordinating or contrasting thread, your choice! Leave about 1″-1.5″ open to stuff.

Step Four:

Stuff your trees using a bit of poly-fil. ((TIP: use a chopstick to help get the poly-fil up to the tip of the tree)) Then, top stitch over the opening to close up your tree.

Step Five:

Repeat steps one through four for as many trees as you want to make.

Step Six:

Place the tips of the trees about 4″ apart from one another on top of a ribbon and top stitch. Make it as long or as short as you want, and enjoy your new Christmas Tree Garland!

*TIP: These trees would ALSO make adorable gift toppers, ornaments, or bowl fillers for the holiday season! Enjoy!

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75 Responses to Christmas Tree Garland

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  2. Jeni says:

    Very cute! I love the fabrics that you chose!

  3. Chrissy says:

    This would be adorable on my mantel!

  4. Ashley says:

    I think I’d hang it on a window.

  5. Malin says:

    I would hang the Beautiful garden in my kitchen so that I can see it all the time.

  6. Stephen says:

    Around the staircase

  7. Jeri says:

    Pinned it! These will make cute and easy ornaments.

  8. Sarah says:

    I would fill mine with something delicious smelling and hang them on the mantlepiece. cinnamon maybe…

  9. Mélanie says:

    I would hang my garland in my living room window!

  10. lorraine m says:

    I would hang it under the porch in the front.

  11. Debra White says:

    On my fireplace mantle 🙂

  12. Nesta says:

    Great tutorial, a sweet garland. I would hang it on the fireplace. I know it’s very classical but it would look great!

  13. Eileen says:

    Great idea. They would be great ornaments on a tree too!

  14. Victoria says:

    I have high bookshelves and I think the tree garland would be sweet hanging it across those shelves.

  15. norikl247 says:

    i’d hang it on our china cabinet in the dining room…i try to decorate as many rooms as possible during Christmas!

  16. Pam says:

    I’d hang it in my living room

  17. Angela says:

    In my living room!

  18. kim burnett says:

    I’d hang it in my living room!

  19. Zoe says:

    We have some big, wide windows behind where we put up our Christmas tree and we usually string our Christmas cards there, but the garland would look awesome too 🙂

  20. ARW says:

    I think I would hang it along the sliding glass door out to the deck, bring some more festivity into the living room.

  21. Jesusfreak says:

    I would hang it in my living room !

  22. Judith Martinez says:

    I would hang it around the tree!

  23. Barbara Lima says:

    Easy peasy

  24. Laura says:

    I’d hang it by the fireplace.

  25. thehalfknittedpine says:

    Yay! I love the Deer and Doe patterns but having a hard time figuring out where to find a full selection of them in USA? Any suggestions – also the garland is adorable, way to create!!

    • Deby Coles says:

      I’m not in the US myself so I don’t have a suggestion. You could try contacting them and asking for a list of US stockists, or one who sells online in the US. I’m sure she would be delighted to help you buy a pattern.

  26. Mélanie W. says:

    Thanks for this give-away, and good luck for all of you !

  27. Yvonne says:

    I would hang it across our entrance, so this could cheer up the neighbours too!

  28. sewitrockit says:

    in our dining room

  29. I would hang my garland over my desk to spread some Christmas cheer when I’m working at home.

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