Mini Tree with Garlands Galore

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A couple weeks ago I was asked by my friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living whether I wanted to join in a Christmas Tree blog hop. With reckless confidence, I agreed to join the fun and then I had my realization. Folks. I cannot decorate Christmas trees. Like even a little bit. I see blogger after blogger sharing beautiful styled and thematic trees… and mine looks like someone sprayed silly string (affiliate) all over it.

Decorating a tree with DIY mini garlands galore.

If you’re joining me from Boxy Colonial… welcome! (And I’m so sorry…) Allow me to share my *vision*. My vision is usually OK… it’s just the execution that breaks down. So my vision for this mini tree was all these sweet fairy-like mini garlands with little mini things.

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Decorating a tree with DIY mini garlands galore.

I actually love the various garlands in isolation. But including them on the tree is where I need a tutor. For garland #1, I used this cute star paper punch (affiliate) to make stars from leftover metallic paper. I simply hot glued each star onto some baker’s twine. Easy breezy.

Garland #2 is made of those cute retro beads (affiliate). They’re childhood favorites so… I strung em up and made them into a garland. (Pro tip… use wire to make a needle to facilitate bead stringing.)

Decorating a tree with DIY mini garlands galore.

Decorating a tree with DIY mini garlands galore.

That paper garland is a FAVE from last year.. if you missed the tutorial… run, don’t walk, to see how simple it is!

Decorating a tree with DIY mini garlands galore.

For the rest of the tree, I asked myself WWTFD (what would the fairies do) and found some cute little snow balls and snowflakes and mini-bulbs to hang on the branches. (HOW DO PEOPLE MAKE THIS ALL LOOK SO CUTE?!)

Decorating a tree with DIY mini garlands galore.

Decorating a tree with DIY mini garlands galore.

I thank you all for hanging in there as long as you have with this post. You’re troopers. Lucky for you… I’m sending you to someone who is a tree decorating NINJA. I need her to send me an Idiot’s Guide to Tree Decorating. Ariel from PMQ For Two has a tree that will renew your faith in tree decorating so head on over!

Decorating a tree with DIY mini garlands galore.

And don’t forget to check out the rest of this fun tour… talented TDs (Tree Decorators) have been sharing all week!

Christmas tree styling for any home style!


Casa Watkins Living

Blue I Style

Polished Habitat

Southern State Of Mind

Up To Date Interiors

Lovely Etc.


Elizabeth Joan Designs

Roots North and South

Postcards From The Ridge

The Striped House

Pocketful Of Posies

The Gathered Home


Boxy Colonial

Ciburbanity (that’s me!)

PMQ For Two

Farmhouse 40

Monica Wants It


The Happy Housie

Organized Nashville

Designing Vibes

This Is Our Bliss

Iris Nacole


Fresh Crush

Domicile 37

Cassie Bustamante

Flourish and Knot

A Designer at Home


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  1. Charlotte the tree looks adorable. Even the elves would be proud. I just made some dough ornaments in those colors and the things blew up to the size of golf balls. Haha! Your tree is perfect and so is the photography! Merry Christmas!

  2. What are you talking about?! They look great! I hear ya though, garlands on a tree has never been my strong point. This is pretty darn cute though!

  3. Let me just say that the tree I was GOING to post about was a completely different one than the one I wound up posting about, and that’s because I couldn’t manage to get the paper garland I was planning to make made. That sentence was hard to construct, but I hope you get the idea. At any rate, I am impressed that you actually made garlands since apparently it’s impossible for me! And yours are adorable, as is your little tree 🙂