When is a Garland Not a Garland-
I had a light bulb moment when the fine folks at Tree Classics asked me to write a review of their 20 foot Venetian Elegance lighted garland. You can find the full review HERE. When is a garland not a garland? When it’s a tree! I enlisted some of my hubby’s help and we created my “vision” .
Tree Classics has a stellar reputation and certainly lived up to my expectations. When you have been in the Christmas tree business for 40 years you must be doing something right. Tree Classics has been featured in numerous ways throughout the public, media, television ( HGTV and Hallmark Channel) and publications like People magazine. The list is quite impressive and you can find it HERE I invite you to visit their website they are having a sale right now too. They have a large variety of artificial trees wreaths and garlands. to choose from. They also have a 5 year foliage warranty!
Join me and lets make a diy garland Christmas tree from Tree Classics beautiful garland-
You will need a 20 foot Venetian Elegance Lighted Garland
4 pieces of narrow wood about 4 feet tall (cost 2.99 at Lowes).
I had originally planned to use a tomato cage but it was too small.
Some twine or jute ( I used the bakers twine for sale in my shop) and a little patience. Riddle me this, Batman..sorry couldn’t help myself, when is a garland not a garland? When its a Christmas tree!
Make a triangle with the wood and put a piece of wood in the bottom middle to keep it braced. Size of your wood and your garland will depend on which size you use for your wood frame. Wrap all three pieces to each other with twine at the top or you can nail it together.
Add some eye hooks or cup hooks and place them about every foot or so up the wood slates. I don’t think it would be wise to use a staple gun,it would be unfortunate if you stapled a light or the wire. But that of course is your decision to make.
Using some twine, wrap a piece of the garland and attach it to the cup hooks. I apologize that I am missing the photo of me wrapping the garland and tying it (so please imagine me doing that here ,wink) wind it around a section of the garland and tie the garland wrapped twine to the hooks.
Begin draping and wrapping the garland (not too tightly) starting at the bottom (plug end of the garland). You need to leave enough room to reach the outlet you will be using. Work your way up to the top, securing as you go along,wrap garland with twine, tie twine wrapped garland to hook and repeat until you reach the top. It is similar to adding lights to your Christmas tree. Just slowly wrap and tie until you’ve reached the top. Ba Boom, Bob’s your Uncle!
You may need to fluff it up a bit and fill in any gaps, etc. We put our DIY garland Christmas tree on our entry porch and it looks lovely.
How would you answer, when is a garland not a garland?
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