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Discover how to make a felt Christmas tree garland and enjoy some creative crafting this Christmas. This is a very easy project, and if you’re looking for ideas for festive garlands, these pretty Christmas garlands are sure to add a cute touch to your Christmas decor. If you’re into crafting, you’ll definitely want to try your hand at some Christmas wreaths and DIY wool projects.

A handmade felt Christmas tree garland.

Every year there are plenty of cute Christmas ornaments to choose from in the store, but if you really want to add a charming festive touch to your home, give this felt Christmas tree garland a try and you’ll love how simple it is to make.

If you enjoy crafting around Christmas time, you might also like to make a crochet star garland, dried orange garland, or salt dough gingerbread man garland too!

A holiday garland made from felt.

What You Need to Make Felt Christmas Garlands

You can’t make a felt garland without felt, so that’s going to be the most important component. There are different kinds of felt to choose from, so you could pick out a wool felt or another kind. Anything will work for this Christmas tree garland.

The materials to make a felt Christmas tree garland.

A marker, jute twine, scissors, a darning needle, and a hot glue gun are also handy when making a Christmas felt garland.

A DIY layered felt tree garland.

How to Make a Felt Christmas Tree Garland

The first thing to do is to print the Christmas tree stencil and then you can trace it on to the felt. If you are feeling creative, you can also draw your own Christmas tree shape on the felt instead of using the free printable.

Making the tree pieces for the garland.

You need small, medium, and larger ones because you’ll be gluing them together. The smallest tree shapes go on the lightest shade of felt, while the middle ones go in the middle, and the darkest go on the dark green wool felt.

Assembling the felt christmas trees on the twine.

Cut out all the pieces using fabric scissors if you have them, or sharp kitchen scissors if you don’t, and arrange them like how they’re going to be when you’ve glued them together.

A tree shaped ornament felt garland on a mantle.

Cut little rectangles out of the leftover lightest green felt. They don’t have to be perfect because they’re just to thread the glued-on trees together.

Layered felt ornament garland for a Christmas tree.
 

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The Finishing Touches

Now it’s time to heat up your glue! Glue the small tree shapes to the medium ones and then to the large ones, and then glue one of those rectangles you cut on to the back of each one, leaving a little space behind so you can thread the twine through it.

A homemade Christmas tree garland made from felt sheets.

Finally you can sew the twine through those loops and string your Christmas tree garland together. And then you can have fun deciding where to hang it.

The assembled garland made from felt sheets.

5 Handy Tips for the Perfect Christmas Tree Garland

  1. When using the marker to trace the Christmas tree outlines, make sure you trace those outlines on the reverse side, so you don’t see them on the finished Christmas tree garland.
  2. Do you have a Cricut machine, or know someone who does? This is a nifty gadget for cutting out the stencils and felt pieces.
  3. Since the pieces of wool felt are going to overlap when you cut them, you might want to cut the top of the larger ones flat to make the cutting easier.
  4. To determine how much felt you need, bear in mind one sheet of felt should fit 15 of each stencil size for a 3-inch Christmas tree. If you’re going to make the trees bigger, or make more of them, you’ll need more felt.
  5. You can change things up however you wish, perhaps stringing cute little brass bells or Christmas balls between each of the trees.

This gorgeous Christmas tree garland is easy to make, and you don’t need many supplies to create your own.

A Christmas garland craft project.

Felt Christmas Garland DIY

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How to Make a Felt Christmas Tree Garland

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Discover how to make a felt Christmas tree garland and enjoy some creative crafting this Christmas. This is a very easy festive garland.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Print the attached stencil to trace onto the felt. You can also freehand draw a stencil that you will use to outline the tree onto your felt. After printing, my stencil was 3” tall.
  • Cut out the stencil and trace the smallest piece on the lightest green felt. I used a marker to trace onto the wrong side of the felt. Trace the middle piece onto the second lightest shade of green, and trace the largest piece onto the darkest shade of green. You will trace 15 of each shape onto each piece of felt. *see notes
  • Cut out all of the traced pieces, and arrange them how you want them to sit once glued together (slightly overlapping)
  • There will be left over felt in the lightest green shade. With the leftover felt, cut out 15 small rectangles about an inch long. This doesn’t have to be perfect, but they will be used to thread the trees once they are glued on.
  • Use hot glue to attach each part of the tree in a layered fashion. Once the glue has cooled, flip the tree and glue the rectangular strip to the back towards the top of the tree leaving a small gap to fit the twine through. This will be easier if you use a chopstick or straw to hold up the loop while the glue dries.
  • Use a darning needle to sew the twine through the back loops of the Christmas trees.

Notes

  • I cut the top of my two larger stencil pieces flat to make it easier when cutting the felt. The felt pieces will overlap, so this just makes cutting the pieces easier.  
  • There is a range from 3 to 6 pieces of felt because of the sizing with the tree. One sheet of felt will fit 15 of each stencil piece for a 3” tree. If you want more than 15 or slightly larger trees, you will need a second sheet of felt.  
  • Trace onto the wrong side of the felt so that no marker will show if any is left after cutting out the shapes.  
  • If you have access to a Cricut, you can also use this to cut out the stencil and the felt pieces. 
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Whether you’re looking for something to decorate your front door, give as a festive gift or wrap around the tree, a festive felt garland is a wonderful idea for the holidays.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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