Wrapping a Christmas Tree in Garland

There are many ways and ideas that one can use to decorate our home for Christmas. Basically, when decorating we try to save in the cost of things that we need.We all like to do something nice for Christmas. This festive day comes only once a year and most of us do the best we can to make the most special day of the year.

In order to make your Christmas tree stand out in the eyes of your guest, you need to add lavish loops of garland onto it to give it a rich and much more elegant look. There are lots of different types of garland that you can choose from, which include homemade paper chains, thick tinsel ropes or delicate blown-glass beads and no matter what types of garland that you choose, you need to be extra careful when you wrap it around the Christmas tree. As you decorate the tree with symmetrical background you will be adding your Christmas tree more depth, dimension and visual appeal to the way it looks during the festive season.

What you need to do:

  1. Christmas tree
  2. Thin florist’s wire, wire snips
  3. Stool or stepladder

Christmas Tree


  1. When Christmas time gets near, we wonder what more can we do to decorate our home. What more can we do to welcome this festive season into our home. Firstly, make sure that your tree is far enough from any walls or furniture and you are able to walk around the tree easily without any obstruction. You can start decorating by cutting a 2-inch piece of florist wire and set it aside in a place you can easily reach. The garland needs to be looped loosely and let it hang out from your non-dominant hand.
  2. Take your garland and place one end of it on your tree’s topmost branch at the back of the tree. You have to fasten the garland about 1-inch from the tip of your tree’ branch using florist’s wire. Then, twist the wire firmly around the garland and the branch in one or two turns.
  3. You need to unravel the garland a bit from the loop, swag it gently over the main tip when you set it on the next branch. Try to continue the same step around the Christmas tree and unraveling the garland as you go until you reach the starting point in the back. Then, you can adjust the garland enabling all the swags approximately have the same width and depth.
  4. Once you reach the next level of branches, you need to also loop the garland and swag it around the tree as mentioned in Step three. When you start to swag it, make sure that the high points of your new level falls under its lowest parts of the swags from the previous level. Continue to spiral the garland in such a way so that you will be able to stagger the swags and drop it to the lower levels at the back of your tree until you reach the back of the tree’s bottom level.
  5. Finally, you need to adjust the garland enabling all the swags on every level to have the same size and are able to hang freely and make sure that you fasten the garland onto the tree where it loops over each branches by using twists of your florist’s wire at least an inch from the branch tips.
  6. For a more unique look, you can use twisted or even braided garlands to decorate your Christmas tree. Another popular decorative normally used is the popcorn garland because it is a traditional style and children like to choose it when decorating the tree during the festive season.
  7. Always remember that the choice and style of your garland depends on the theme of your Christmas tree. For example, if your theme is more to country style decoration, you need to choose garlands, which are made of pinecones and vines. Apart from that, the length of your garlands also depends on the size of your Christmas tree. You need to have at least 9 feet of garland per foot of the Christmas tree and for indoor Christmas tree; it is recommended that you scale its measurements according to meters.

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Additional Reading:

White Christmas: Decorating and Entertaining for the Holiday Season

The Christmas tree;: An evergreen garland filled with history, folklore, symbolism, traditions, legends and stories