What to Do With Leftover Christmas Garland

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15 Minutes
Decorating for Christmas can get a little expensive. Using supplies for Christmas’s past, I managed to make a mini Christmas tree from faux garland that turned out cute as a button for my son’s room. This easy DIY project took less than an hour from start to finish and was incredibly cheap.
Straighten out the greenery. Remember this project is for old garland—so I pulled mine out of a bin in my garage. Feel free to buy new garland if you’re making a ton of these.

Cut the 3ft strand of garland into one 16-inch piece, one 12-inch piece and one 8-inch piece. And form your top tree point using the 16-inch piece as the center. Continue by adding your other cut pieces below your center point by wrapping the wired garland around the centerpiece to form the tree. Use your wire cutters to cut groom it into a tree shape keeping the longer branches at the bottom and tapering the top. 

Find any old container to use as a base for your tree. I used floral foam and an old small bucket. You could use floral foam and burlap or fabric. See how it looks with a fabric base on this Christmas Home Tour post.
Make a small hole in your floral foam and stick the wire of the tree inside. You could do this step prior to shaping the tree, but I found it easier to work with the tree in my hand. Once you add the tree to the bucket, cover the foam with any excess garland you have leftover.
Decorate as you like. Mini ornaments look fantastic on this tree, but I kept it simple. I used this tree in my son's room because there's no room for a real tree. These mini Christmas trees are adorable on tabletops and bookshelves. You can check out my other ways to  decorate for Christmas on a budget on my blog.
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