Rustic Christmas Tree Garland

Trim the Tree Blog Hop

Boy have I got a treat for you today my friends! Not only will I be sharing another handmade Christmas craft, but at the end of this post you’ll find a ton more inspiration as my bloggy friends share their own Trim the Tree crafts as well!!! From Ornaments to Tree Skirts, you are sure to be inspired by all of these amazing homemade ideas to Trim the Tree!

Trim the Tree this Christmas with more than 35 ideas to inspire from your favorite bloggers! #trimthetree
 
 
The first signs of Christmas have made their way into the Mercer house this week thanks to one very excited little boy! Though this will be Carson’s third Christmas, at 2 1/2 years old, it’s been the first one that he is really getting excited about. We’ve dug out our Christmas books and movies and learning about the magic of the season is all he wants to do now! He’s constantly chatting about Santa and his reindeer and asks me every morning when he wakes up if it’s Christmas yet! If he’s this excited about Christmas books and movies, I can’t wait to see his face when he sees the tree, Christmas lights, Santa Claus and of course, the gifts! How could you not just LOVE this time of year when you get to experience it through a child’s eyes again! It’s all SO special!

This morning, after watching Polar Express for the third time in two days (I promise we don’t usually spend our entire lives in front of the TV!!!), we I decided to pull out our “little” tree to set up in our front entry way. *Note* After A LOT of convincing, Carson and I have decided to save the big tree to put up this weekend when we can decorate it with Daddy!

As I mentioned when I shared my DIY Clay Ornaments, the plan is to fill this little tree with all things handmade! And, I’ve decided to lay the foundations with this Rustic Christmas Tree Garland:

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains
 
This was one of those projects that evolved into something entirely different as I started working. You see, the plan was to make a pom pom garland (another project I couldn’t resist making and will be sharing with y’all soon!), but as I was wrapping my yarn to make pom poms, I realized that I really liked the little bows I was making in the process! They were just too cute not to keep…

I started with some plain old yarn.

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains
 
I wound the yarn around two fingers (see photo below) until it looked like it would make a full enough bow (this turned out to be about 8 times). Then I wrapped a small piece of yarn around the center to create a tie in the middle.

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains
 

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains
 
This is the step that you would start to turn the bows into pom poms by cutting the strings at either end, but these bows were quickly working their way into my crafty heart, so I thought I’d try something a little different.

14 Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains
 
With a large needle, I strung these little yarn bows onto this thin twine to create my garland.

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains
 
That’s it! My little yarn bow garland was born! I’m totally in love with how rustic and handmade it looks!!! I cannot wait to see it paired up with all sorts of crafty ornaments!!!

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains
 

Now, don’t miss these other crafty DIY’s that are sure to inspire you to trim your tree with all things handmade too!!!
 

Trim The Tree 1

1. Advent Calendar Pocket 

2. Polymer Clay Poinsettia

3. Yarn Wrapped Ornament 

4.  Vintage Green Paper Ornament

5. Trim the Tree Garland

6. Ribbon Stuffed Ornaments

7.  Wooden Star Ornament

8. Melted Snowman Ornament

9. Felt Christmas Tree

10.  Santa Star Ornament

 

Trim the Tree 2

1. Vintage Map Ornament

2. Yarn Joy Ornament

3.  Embossed Wood Bird Ornament

4. Snow Man Wood Slice Ornament

5. Christmas Garland

6. Tree Skirt for under $20

7.  Star Painted Ornament

8. Neon Christmas Tree Topper

9. Wooden Spool Christmas Tree

 

Trim The Tree 3

1. Gingerbread Cookie Ornament

2.  Wood Etched Cork Garland

3. Bow Christmas Tree Garland

4. Travel Map Ornaments

5. Homemade Glitter Ornaments

6. Felt Candy Ornaments

7. Make Love Ornament

8. How to Decorate your Tree like a Pro

9.  Joy Ornament

10. Glitter Pinecone Ornament

 

Trim The Tree 4

1. Scented Gingerbread Ornament

2. Diy Tree Skirt

3. Pinecone Decorative Tree

4.  Wood Slice Ornament

5. Wood Slice Child Silhouette Ornament

6. Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree

7. Mason Jar Lid Ornament

8. Gold Basket Weave Ornament

9. Rustic Christmas Tree Garland

10. Starfish Christmas Ornaments
 

Thank you SO much for popping by! Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!!!

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55 thoughts on “Rustic Christmas Tree Garland

  1. Your garland is adorable! I love those little fluffy yarn bows! I have a 14 month old granddaughter and it is so much fun to read about Carson’s excitement for Christmas, making me look forward to my little Zoe’s Christmas next year and how she might understand what is going on. It must be so much fun each and every day! Have a wonderful and magical Christmas with him!

    1. Thank you SO much Chloe!!! Carson definitely enjoyed the lights and trees last year, but this year is something else! He’s soaking it all up and really starting to appreciate the magic of it all! Sounds like we’ll both get to enjoy our Christmas through a child’s eyes!!! Happy holidays Chloe!!!

  2. Aww, your little boy sounds so sweet!! And so much like my kids…my daughter asks every day (and has been for awhile now) how many days until Christmas. It’s so fun with little ones!! And this project is too cute. So glad to see you at Found & Foraged this week!! xo! Laura

  3. These are so sweet! They would have been perfect for the mini Christmas tree I kept in my classroom when I taught preschool. I always took the lights off because they got really hot and the kids couldn’t resist touching and playing with my fun little ornaments. I might have to bust this out for the next mini classroom or desk Christmas try I buy! Thanks so much for sharing at Talented Tuesdays!

    ~Meaghan

    1. Thank you SO much Meaghan!!! I’m so thankful these new LED lights don’t really get hot – my little guy can’t resist them either! It was such a quick project Meaghan, I’m so happy you like it!

  4. What an adorable garland – and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing – I’ll be featuring this post at the Talented Tuesday Link Party tomorrow! Please stop by and grab a “featured” button, and link up your latest!

  5. I love the colors and the fluffy texture of your yarn garland. It makes me want to reach out an run my fingers across them! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    I’d love for you to share this post a Show Me Saturday this weekend!

    Merry Christmas!
    ~ Ashley

  6. Hi, Kristi, this is Louise Douglas, a new wakeup Wednesday Co-host. I love your cute garland idea, it looks so cute on your tree! I love it so much that I’m your new follower on Pinterest, twitter, fb, and +google! enjoy your day, Kristi

  7. Love this sweet garland! I never noticed pom poms look like bows before cutting. I must tie them different so the strings end up one on each side. So adorable! Thank you for sharing it and your pretty new pillows at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a merry Christmas season!

    Blessings, Deborah

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