As mentioned, I don’t normally decorate for the Holidays….
1. I don’t have the money to buy a bunch of decorations.
2. I live in 640 square feet, there is not a lot of room for unnecessary storage.
3. I’m a grinch.

Buttttttt…. this year I thought I would try to bring a little Christmas in our home for little M. I’ve added a few details here and there (this is an extreme overstatement), Alex strung up some lights outside, and I actually put a tiny bit of time into a Christmas project and made a little tree garland! It couldn’t have been an easier project… especially for someone with zero to no time, and yes, I do have some crafting abilities, but really, this is a no-skill project.
I hope you enjoy!

step one. draw a christmas tree stencil (as big or as small as you’d like). pin on felt.
step two. cut. cut as many or as little as you’d like.
step three. with embroidery needle and floss (or thin yarn, or even sewing thread) sew through the tops of all the trees.
step four. cut strings, long enough to tie.
step five. tie to yarn and hang.
uh yeah, that’s it! easy right? Totally a simple, dainty, and pretty way to decorate.
Of course, you can trim up the ties a bit too… or add other items. I added hearts, cause, you know… they are cute and of course: easy.

Happy decorating!

edit: This post was written and scheduled last week, we got a tree last night! A HUGE tree. It’s friken’ christmas! 


  1. I love this! I have some felt kicking about, I think I am going to make one of these tonight. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I am new to your blog and love this tree garland post. So cute and cheap(which I am always on the hunt for) Thanks for sharing.