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Christmas Tree Garland

Christmas tree garland usually consist of ribbon but in this post I’m sharing a fun, creative new twist. Try out this Christmas tree garland trick using a table cloth during your next holiday season.

Plaid Table cloth turned Christmas Tree Garland

I bought this gorgeous plaid tablecloth from Marshalls.  It was only $9.99 for the large rectangle one, $7.99 for the round.  I bought the big one because I had planned to use it for my kitchen table decor.

Marshall’s, Home Goods and TJ Maxx all have these type of fabric table clothes every season. Choose the color you prefer from what they have in stock.

Christmas Tree Garland made from a Marshalls Tablecloth

I thought I had decided on a tree garland but then this light bulb went off and I had that aha moment.

You know what I mean, the kind of moment that has you on the floor cutting a brand new tablecloth with scissors!!

Christmas Tree Garland- Marshalls Tablecloth

That was it!  I cut the plaid tablecloth into 6 inch wide strips.

Then I just weaved it around the tree.  I used less than half of the table cloth so I already have a few ideas for the rest of it.

Christmas Tree Garland- Marshalls Tablecloth

The Christmas tree garland is always the first layer on the tree.  It allows you to see exactly how you like it.

I’ve always liked my garland draped in a traditional way but you could drape it from top to bottom or in random spots around the tree.

AND I have a new slim tree this year and I really like it.  The one I have had for many, many years had to go after last year.  

Since I knew I would replace it I went ahead and bought this one at Hobby Lobby discounted from $298 to $99 at the after Christmas sale last season. Then bought new LED lights from Lowe’s at there after Christmas sale.

This faux tree is very similar to mine is size and style.

Christmas Tree Garland using cut plaid table cloth

All of my Santa decorations, new and vintage, look amazing with the plaid garland.

Christmas Tree Garland with Vintage Santa Ornamnets

The mixing of plaids with the tree garland and my DIY Drop Cloth Stockings  on the mantel look really good together.

Christmas Tree Garland mixing plaids

I have more projects to get finished this week to have all of my Christmas decor completed but I have to admit, doing it in small doses has worked so well this year I may have to do it every year.

This allowed me to host a party for my sister’s birthday on Sunday without having a complete mess!

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  1. You know I love plaid! It looks great!

  2. What a fun garland idea! LOVE that plaid! I too am so thankful for my early start to Christmas decorating. I too have been able to entertain with more ease. Merry Christmas! Melissa

  3. Sonya, I think you are going to have me looking at tablecloths in a whole new way! The plaid garland looks fabulous on your new tree, and that was a genius idea to use a tablecloth to make it!

    1. You’re so sweet! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Sonya, I love this idea and may find myself being a copycat when I decorate our tree. I usually use black and white plaid ribbon, but this would be a fun change. I need to see if I can find a tartan tablecloth for a good price. ‘-)
    Thanks for the idea!

    1. I know things go fast at Marshalls but if you are near one it’s worth a try! So glad you are inspired!

  5. Love your garland and yes I’m always looking at something and imagining it as something else LOL a blessing and a curse! Those stockings turned out perfectly too. Have fun with the rest, I’m looking forward to seeing it all done.

    1. Thanks so much! I need to finish up but first I am going to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family.

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