Sweet Olivia is 7 months old! I say this all the time, but seriously–where has the time gone? She is loving all of the Christmas lights- and loves to dance with mom to Christmas music in the Kitchen. Many of us are getting all the Christmas decor up now that Thanksgiving is over. For all my farmhouse decor loving followers, I thought I’d share a quick garland idea for your Christmas Tree.
Meet the easiest rustic Christmas tree Garland!
It’s a unique and affordable way to really make a visual impact. I love combining the rustic garland with my glittery ornaments and ribbon to make a “rustic glam” themed tree!
So what exactly is it? This rustic wooden twig garland is grapevine garland! You know, the grapevine wreaths that you use as a base for your pretty wreaths? It’s the same stuff, just as garland. You can find it at most craft stores- I got mine from Hobby Lobby, It was 18 feet long and about $17. If you don’t have a hobby lobby nearby, here’s a 15 foot long Grapevine Garland on Amazon that looks really similar!
I bet you could also get grapevine wreaths and cut them, then simply place them like collars around the tree.
We’ve had ours for 3 years now. The first year it was quite stiff and rather difficult to get around the tree. You sort of have to pull it to loosen it- be prepared, it can get pretty messy! Twigs will fall off, so have a vacuum on hand. It has sort of loosened up and goes on easier with each year we use it-but it’s definitely still a two person job. I think we’ll have a couple more years out of it before we’ll have to get a new one!
I did see a tip to try soaking the garland in water overnight to make it more flexible. Not sure if this works? Let me know if you try it!
I like to have the garland pretty tightly bunched together in a spiral around the tree. You could easily pull it a part more and cover the tree like they did over at Scout and Nimble:
Do you do a theme to your tree? Do you do a real tree or fake tree? I’d love to hear more about your Christmas Tree traditions-leave me a comment!
Feeling crafty? Check out this tutorial on how to make super cheap seasonal pillows!