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DIY Christmas Tree Paper Garland



Today I’m over at Sweetly Chic Events with the gorgeous Missy and Kirstin sharing a DIY Christmas Tree Garland.

You can never have enough lights at christmas right?

This garland uses a string of lights and a free printable, but you could also hang it on some ribbon or string,

there’s even a star if you choose to go down that option.


With a little bit of folding…


You’ll be whipping up a Christmas Tree Garland in no time.


I’ve hung mine on the vertical next to our tree.


What you will need:

Free Christmas Tree Garland Printable Download  (each page makes 2 trees)

10 x A4 sheets of 200gsm card

1 set of battery operated lights with round bulbs

Glue Stick

Hole Punch


3m hooks to hang


How to make your Christmas Tree Paper Garland:

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

1. Cut the circle in half. With the straight line 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 the other way.


2. 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 had 20 lights so I repeated the steps above to make 20 trees.


Then you are ready to assemble.


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 2o trees.


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

You can also thread with a ribbon and add a paper star on top.

There’s a star on the printable if you want to do that option too.


I love the lights though… it’s all about the lights at Christmas.

See the tutorial below for more info.



Christmas is getting so close I can almost touch it.


Download the Christmas Tree Garland Free printable here

Have a great weekend guys, we are off to parties and BBQ’s…

it’s such a fabulous time of year.




I designed some Christmas cards this week and I thought it would be a great computer screensaver to get me into the christmas spirit at work too.


Merry Everything…





UPDATE: You can now download the FREE Christmas Watermelon Tree Wallpaper here




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15 responses to “DIY Christmas Tree Paper Garland”

  1. Sandra Kelly says:

    This is such a cute idea. I love it! Looks great. 🙂

  2. That is totes adorable – the light garland and the screensaver. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you so clever, lady! Can’t wait for Monday! PS My screen is 1440 x 990 xx

  3. Bele @ BlahBlah says:

    This is brilliant. It’d be fun printed on recycle book pages too x

  4. You’re so clever and generous with your time.
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  5. Seriously!!! Could you be any more creative??!! I love the garland and that screen saver is awesome! Off to check out my screen size now. Thank you!!!!

  6. Grace says:

    Oh, pretty! I can definitely see myself doing something like this over my office window. Thanks for the gorgeous idea! So clever and creative x
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  7. Sarah, these are just beautiful! And good on you for sharing your creativity, you’re certainly putting the good stuff out there x

  8. This is brilliant! Love it!
    Enjoy those BBQ’s and parties.
    Just going to check out my screen size 🙂

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