I’ve been pretty lackadaisical about getting our Christmas decorations up this year. We normally decorate for the holidays over Thanksgiving weekend, but because I was working on stenciling our bathroom, it didn’t get done. Our weekends since then have been jammed with soccer practice, visiting Santa and trips to Home Depot, so the decorations got pushed to the back burner.
Much to Zack and Emma’s delight, we brought home a tree this weekend. It’s lovely and tall and full – and it needed more than just white lights and our collection of favorite ornaments. I didn’t want to buy anything new to add to the tree, so I dug around in my craft room until I came up with an idea. I gathered some burlap in natural and white, along with some bleached and unbleached muslin, and created a DIY, no sew, use what I had, knotted Christmas tree garland.
The garland could not have been more simple to put together. I began by tearing my fabric into strips about 6 inches wide and ranging in length from a yard to 3 yards or so. I alternated the fabrics in a random pattern and joined them by tying simple knots.
I really love the way the different textured fabrics look when they are joined together. I also had some beige tulle in my craft room, so I tied some of it into the garland to add a bit of shimmer and even more texture. I think it’s a nice contrast with the rough burlap.
If you still haven’t put your tree up or think it needs a little something extra, raid your fabric stash and see what you can come up with. You, too, could have a no sew, use what you have Christmas tree garland.