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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Introducing Caroline from Sew Caroline

Caroline is the creator and write of the sewing and DIY blog, SewCaroline.com  She lives in Fort Worth, TX with her husband and their puppy. She has a passion for handmade fashion and is always sharing tips on living a creative life. You can connect with her on social media via InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.


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Sara
Sara

By the fireplace would look lovely!

karmologyclinic
karmologyclinic

I have no fireplace, but I think in the wall above my bead 🙂

Paula
Paula

I would hang the garland in the fireplace mantle or in the kitchen’s window. Thanks for the chance!

gallomane
gallomane

My garland is going to go on our staircase-rail, makes the hallway all the more Christmassy 🙂 I love the give-away and the D&D patterns, my collection isn’t complete yet so I’m hoping for the best!

verykerryberry (@verykb)
verykerryberry (@verykb)

I would hang mine over the mantle piece

captaincrochette
captaincrochette

I would hang it on top of the fireplace !

Mun_Pi
Mun_Pi

Thanks for this nice give-away.I am a deep french fan of Deer and Doe,I strongly recommend her patterns which are pretty well cut,do not hesitate!!Thanks also for the tutorial.

JulieB

I would love to hand the garland on my outside door, to welcome all my friend and family!
What a nice idea!

Randi Sowders

I love this! I am not a sewer so I always love seeing great sewing projects!

Alexandra

Cute! I have some family members who would love this… is it too silly to include holiday decor in their stocking? I don’t think so!

shannonsfun
shannonsfun

around the fireplace.

Kim
Kim

Great tutorial, thanks! Would look super cute on the fireplace mantle.. Thanks for the give-away!

Brianne Matlage
Brianne Matlage

So excited! Definitely making the garland!

Jessica M
Jessica M

We have a mantle in our kitchen and I would put it there, a little Christmas cheer!! I think I will make one for my sister though…

Vicki W
Vicki W

I would hang this Christmas tree garland on my mantle in my sewing room. It is so adorable and if I wasn’t knee deep in dance costumes for the Christmas Recital I would definitely tackle this! It would also be cute strung on my tree in my sewing room! Hummmm, I’m saving this right now to tackle later on! Thank You!!!

Donna

I would hang my garland on the headboard of my bed. I’m thinking the garland will look very festive.

Anke
Anke

Above my piano

Jessica
Jessica

Hi, Thank you Caroline for this cute idea. I would make a very long garland (about 3 to m) to decorate my galleries/stairway in my living room. Cheers,
Jessica

Mimi O

Another cute project with so many possibilities. I don’t have a mantle but this would look awful cute hanging on my Moose Antlers. 😛

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Reply to  Mimi O

I can’t quite picture it ! 😉

Vicki
Vicki

We have open plan so I will hang around our breakfast bar, but maybe across the cube storage with the bunting too, very Christmassy!

Vicki
Vicki

I love these patterns the coat is on the top of my list for next patterns to buy. Loving the garland Caroline – definitely one for the kids to try as well

Maryall
Maryall

I’d hang it in my kitchen, over the chimney 🙂

Erin

Love this festive garland, and what a great prize!

Liza
Liza

Actually I would love to use this type garland on our mantel!

kbo
kbo

I would hang the tree garland over the sliding glass door.

mary
mary

Cute garland! I might “actually” try to make this because it looks so doable.

Cindy
Cindy

Love the Christmas Tree garland. I’d hang it across the fireplace mantel.:)

Lydia Varona Trainor
Lydia Varona Trainor

I would hang them on my fireplace mantel. They’re so cute

Ashley
Ashley

Along the counter so that you can see when you first walk in the front door as well as from the living room

Lisa Piskor
Lisa Piskor

Thanks for sharing this fun Christmas decoration!

Mirela
Mirela

So cute! I love the garlands!

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson

on my fake mantle… the top of our entertainment center :o)

DJ
DJ

I would hang the garland on our fireplace mantle!

Elise

Those trees are the cutest and they look easy enough that even I could sew them! Thanks for the tutorial!

Megan V
Megan V

I would hang my garland in my living room windows where the Christmas tree goes! What a fun idea!

mjb
mjb

I’d hang it on my banister.

Kim Leavens

I would hang this cute garland across my picture window. So simple yet so wonderful,,,,thanx!!

Becky R
Becky R

That garland would look great above our fireplace! Or my sewing room….

rrjane011749

I would hang my garland in my living room window!

CarmencitaB

Great prize! Thanks!