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2 easy tree garlands

November 19, 2011

A pretty little creation that is as easy as 1-2-3.  That’s what I love.  And here are two easy garlands for the Christmas tree.

Here’s the first.


I assembled this using snippets of fabric left over from last year’s menswear wreath, jute twine, white buttons and ornament clips.  So easy.  With cuteness to spare.



Here’s the second.



It’s really last year’s garland, but so cute and easy, worthy of highlighting again.  Faux popcorn garland made by tying overhand knots in a length of nylon rope, the kind you use for clotheslines.



A whole lot easier than stringing real popcorn.  But it still makes you smile.  For some additional garland inspiration, here’s a corrugated paper chain, and a whole roundup of other pretty and inspired garlands!

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2011 1:31 am

    Diane, both these garlands are so awesome!

    Love your use of buttons and bows in the first one – so sweet and charming!

    And the second one – Faux popcorn garland – is pure genius! OMG, yes, it really DOES look like popcorn!

    I always enjoy reading about how you construct your lovely creations, because the way in which give direction makes it seem so easy.

    And i LOVE easy!

    Thanks for sharing, dear friend!

    Hope you’re having a stunning weekend!

    X to you and Cristybella!

  2. November 20, 2011 3:36 am

    Buttons and bows–easy peasy and cuter than cute.

    *making a mental note*

    But alas….LOL I’m working on holiday cards as evidenced by the buried table and meals being taken in the living room. 😀
    Ooops….I meant ‘Oh darn’! :-/

  3. November 20, 2011 3:56 am

    Love them both! I’m hoping to find time to make a new garland or two this year. They’re such a fun way to add some Christmas cheer.

  4. November 20, 2011 4:46 am

    The plaid with the buttons is so cute! The faux popcorn one would look really good with some seashell ornaments I have.

  5. November 20, 2011 5:46 am

    I love these simply but beautiful garlands. Thanks for sharing.
    come over for a sweet little giveaway…:)

  6. November 20, 2011 1:59 pm

    How sweet Diane – your garlands are lovely!

  7. Cara S. permalink
    November 20, 2011 2:28 pm

    I love this! It’s so unique!

  8. November 21, 2011 5:55 pm

    Very cute! and thanks for visiting my blog, and your wonderful comments! I’m now following you!

  9. November 23, 2011 1:12 pm

    I love this garland. I have a weekly linky party called Upcycled Awesome (and Everything Else) and I would love it if you would link up your cute garland.

  10. November 24, 2011 5:02 am

    That button garland is adorable! It reminds me of something that would be found in a Norman Rockwell Christmas scene.

    Having grown up in the marine industry, my eyes didn’t see faux popcorn. They saw an awesome garland with nautical flair! Pinning!

  11. November 26, 2011 4:02 am

    Love the earthy look.

  12. November 26, 2011 6:07 am

    I love the simple jute and bows garland, that’s just genius! I’d love if you came and linked up a few of your fab posts to share at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at p.s. thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!


  13. November 27, 2011 7:11 pm

    I can’t go past buttons and bows.
    I’d love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at

  14. December 8, 2011 1:21 am

    These are so sweet! I love the bows…and knots…what a great idea! If you get a chance, come link up at Hating Martha!

  15. July 15, 2013 9:58 am

    Buttons and bows….love it!

  16. July 15, 2013 11:48 am

    Garlands are so sweet. I love it when a tree has just lots of different garlands on it! Such a primitive and vintage way of looking at the holiday.


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