Easy and Inexpensive DIY Garland Christmas Tree

If you are anything like me, you have a limited budget when it comes to Christmas decorations.  I could do some serious credit card damage in places like Target this time of year, but I somehow keep myself under control.  But I recently saw a white Christmas tree that I couldn’t get out of my head.  The problem was that it was way too small.  I needed something with more impact and ended up with a really easy and inexpensive DIY garland Christmas tree which may have caught your eye in my Winter Wonderland Living Room that I shared during my Christmas Home Tour.  So today, I’m going to show you how I made it!

Easy tutorial to make this tall Garland Tree to add to your modern Christmas decor for about 15 dollars.

 

All you need for this project is a a wire tomato cage, which I found for about 2.50 at my local hardware store in the gardening section, and some fluffy tinsel garland, (I used 3 strings,) some string, and a topper.

Easy tutorial to make this tall Garland Tree to add to your modern Christmas decor for about 15 dollars...heytherehome.com

The first thing you need to do is to turn your tomato cage upside down and tie the wires together with a piece of string to create the shape of a Christmas tree.

Easy tutorial to make this tall Garland Tree to add to your modern Christmas decor for about 15 dollars.

Then starting at the top, tie the end of your garland to the top of the tree with some string and start wrapping it around the tomato cage leaving about 3 inch spaces and tying it to the wire every so often to keep in in place. (You want to leave some space so that you don’t have to buy as much garland, but you want it to be close enough so that the wire doesn’t show when the tinsel is fluffed. )

Easy tutorial to make this tall Garland Tree to add to your modern Christmas decor for about 15 dollars.

For the topper I used this cheap sparkly ornament that I found at Walmart and literally just stuck it on the top by hooking it into the wire cage.

Easy tutorial to make this tall Garland Tree to add to your modern Christmas decor for about 15 dollars.

And that was it!  It took me about 10 minutes and cost me about 15 bucks.  It is the perfect statement piece for my room.  You can see all of the room and the family room, which I did in tradition red and green Christmas colors in my Christmas Home Tour post.

Easy tutorial to make this tall Garland Tree to add to your modern Christmas decor for about 15 dollars.

You may also enjoy…

Sweater and Felt Winter wreath tutorial from TinySidekick.com

my Sweater and Felt Winter Wreath tutorial,

DIY Christmas Card Holder tutorial from TinySidekick.com

or my DIY Christmas Card Holder.

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

25 thoughts on “Easy and Inexpensive DIY Garland Christmas Tree

  1. Seriously WOW!!! I want to make a bunch!!!! Thanks for the tutorial, it will come in handy!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      You’re very welcome, Christine!

  2. Janece Minnieweather says:

    Hey Corey, thank you so much for this idea! You’re a lifesaver!

  3. What a great idea … I love that it’s so simple to make but has such a fun look! I featured it tonight at the Project Inspire{d} link party!

  4. This is SOOOOO amazing!! I have so many of these wire cages in my garden left over from the summer. Love love love! I will be making this and sharing your link on my page

  5. That is so smart! I love how fluffy it looks and it reminds me of feathers without the molting 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing over at Link It or Lump It this week!!!

    1. Thanks Allison. It is quite fluffy, my one year old thinks it is his new BFF. And the hubs loves that it was so easy so I won’t cry when I have to take it apart to store it. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I’ve been meaning to come over and check this out. Love that you used a tomato cage! Seriously such a steal compared to some of the tinsel trees I’ve seen in the stores. Nicely done!

  7. so cute!!! It looks awesome in your room… bigger than I thought too from the first photos… pinning! EMily

    1. Thanks Emily! I know… my one complaint about the pictures or thumbnails is that you don’t get that it is large! And large is what I wanted hence the having to make it myslef. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. I saw similar trees to this at Target… so fun to see how I can make them for much less! Great DIY and thanks for sharing at our Link it or Lump it party!

  9. What a cute idea, I love the scale. I can imagine something that large would cost a fortune, way to DIY it up!

  10. I just LOOOOVE this! It looks too cute and it’s so creative! Pining and featuring it on my weekly round up today!

    XOXO
    Cami

    1. Thanks so much Amy! The hubs is now calling it the “museum room” HA!

  11. Hello found you through Dream To Reality. What a lovely and easy tree. Just beautiful. I bet you could even add white lights with white wire. Your room is beautiful as well. Hugs, Beverly

    1. Thanks Beverly! Heading over to check out your blue and white Christmas!

  12. Lovely simple idea, (but really I am just thinking, wow you have a child and your house looks like that! How on earth do you manage that!!!)

    1. Thanks Julie. I actually have 2 kiddos. That pic is in a part of our home that we don’t use that much. And the other room that you may have seen on the home tour doesn’t always look like that. I moved some toys so I could take photos. Don’t worry we are normal and have kid stuff out regularly 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Ah, I feel better now! The room is beautiful btw, it’s nice to have a “Grown-up” space if you can. I’ll definitely pop by again to see more of your lovely ideas.

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