diy christmas tree garland

We are always looking for new and chic ways to decorate for the holidays, so when the fabulous Sarah of Tomfo sent us her unique take on classic Christmas lights we couldn’t have been more excited! This fun, simple and stylish DIY would be a perfect way to add a little bit of sparkle to your holiday decor!

Check out these quick and easy steps to create your own gorgeous Christmas Tree Garland, using a string of lights and a free printable!


Gather your supplies:


FREE Christmas Tree Garland Printable Download (each page makes 2 trees)
I set of battery operated lights with round bulbs
10 X A4 sheets of 200gsm card
Glue Stick
Hole punch
3m hooks to hang

diy christmas tree garland

How to make your Christmas Tree Paper Garland:

It’s super easy, simply cut a circle out of the template using the dotted lines as guide.

diy christmas tree garland

Now, cut the circle in half.
With the straight edge of the semi circle on the left, fold over as shown below to approx 3cm away from the top point. (Use the black dot as a guide)
Then fold back across the other way as shown in the last pic.

diy christmas tree garland

Next, fold back across again, then tuck the last piece under.
Glue the pieces down with a glue stick.
(I found it easy to unfold, then glue the undersides.)
My string lights had 20 lights so I repeated the steps above to make 20 trees.
Now you’re ready to assemble!

diy christmas tree garland

Punch a hole in the top of each tree, (NB: Use a 2 hole punch it has better leverage.)
Untwist the globe from the lights, and push it through the hole at the top.
Then twist the light back on.
Repeat for all 20 trees.

diy christmas tree garland

These are battery operated, so you can place them anywhere… no need for a powerpoint.

diy christmas tree garland

You can also thread with ribbon and add a paper star on the top.
There is also a star included on the printable if you prefer or do not have any lights.
I love the lights though….. it’s all about the lights at Christmas!

diy christmas tree garland


See More Fabulous Holiday Themed Parties, DIY and Recipes:

-Cookies & Cocoa Holiday Party

-Peppermint Sugar Cookie Recipe

-DIY Gold Dipped Ornaments

-Gingerbread Man Christmas Party

-Sugar Plum Nutcracker Tea

-Holiday DIY Ornaments and Cookie Recipe


You can never have too many lights and garlands at Christmas!
My next guest post will be a free printable for New Year’s Eve, so don’t forget to drop by and check it out!
I’m thrilled to be here, thanks for having me guys,
Live with love,
Sarah Preston…. Tomfo
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Thank you Sarah, for sharing your fabulous and festive Christmas Tree Garland!  To learn more about Sarah and Tomfo, you can find them on FacebookInstagramPinterest, Google+Twitter and on their website! Be sure to read about Sarah on our Contributor Page too!

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Categories: Christmas | Christmas | DIY | Holiday | Winter

6 Responses to “DIY Christmas Tree Garland”

  1. sarah@Tomfo says:

    Awwwwh thanks for the lovely intro guys… Thrilled to be a contributor for your fabulous space.

  2. Such a great little tutorial! Love how the trees looks ruffled! Very cute!

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  4. I love how you make the trees! How cute is this!!

  5. shauna says:

    love this idea! so so cute!

  6. sarah@Tomfo says:

    Thanks Kenna, Debi and Shauna, glad you like it…
    my first post over here, looking forward to more.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop and leave a comment, I love that!

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