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DIY Christmas Tree Decorating with Deco Mesh

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Christmas Tree decorating with deco mesh is incredibly easy and looks amazing! Consider your decorating your Christmas tree using Deco Mesh for a professional look that takes little time to create. While you are planning your holiday decor, consider using this Christmas Shopping List Planner to plan your holiday budgeting (which includes decor supplies). 

A Christmas Tree Decorating Idea You Will Love

I can’t get enough of Christmas mesh wreaths. They look so good on front doors. With that in mind, I decided to take my love of deco mesh over to my holiday tree. Here’s how you can do the same! 

Supplies for Deco Mesh Tree

  • Wirecutter
  • Deco Mesh Ribbon – any color you choose. 
  • Christmas Tree with lights installed or included

Deco Mesh Christmas Tree Instructions

  1. First, make sure you install the lights on the tree before installing ribbons or mesh.
  2. Attach the deco mesh to the top of the Christmas tree and move downward in a circular way. Every foot or so bunch the deco mesh ribbon and attach it to the tree by twisting a tree branch around it. Continue this process until you run out of the tree to place the deco mesh on. Cut the ribbon and tuck it under a tree branch. We did this three more times, but choose to go more conservative with the deco mesh look. Next time, we are placing more on the tree because it looks amazing! 
  3. I have seen some trees that have deco mesh ribbon coming down directly from top to bottom without going diagonal and it looks great as well. It’s really up to you on how you want your tree to look. That is the beauty of holiday decorating! There isn’t a right or wrong way to decorate for the season. Do what brings you joy! 

Christmas Tree decoration with mesh video tutorial

If you are a visual learner like me, this video tutorial will help you style your Christmas tree using decorative mesh and ribbon.  

The deco mesh lasts year-to-year if you store it correctly!  Keep in mind my tree looked really perfect before kids. Now I have little hands helping but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Have you tried decorating your Christmas tree with decorative mesh before? This design choice really makes your trees pop with color. 

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  • * Deco Mesh Ribbon - any color you choose. 
  • * Christmas Tree with lights installed or included


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First, make sure you install the lights on the tree before installing ribbons or mesh.

Attach the deco mesh to the top of the Christmas tree and move downward in a circular way. Every foot or so bunch the deco mesh ribbon and attach it to the tree by twisting a tree branch around it. Continue this process until you run out of the tree to place the deco mesh on. Cut the ribbon and tuck it under a tree branch. We did this three more times, but choose to go more conservative with the deco mesh look. Next time, we are placing more on the tree because it looks amazing! 

I have seen some trees that have deco mesh ribbon coming down directly from top to bottom without going diagonal and it looks great as well. It's really up to you on how you want your tree to look.

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How to Make a Mesh Netting Garland — Trendy Tree

The Work Garland is new item just placed in stock here at Trendy Tree. They can be used to create your own beautiful garlands. By making your own, you can create stunning decorations to use around your home, inside and out. The poly mesh ribbon is great for outside wreaths, decorating around lamp posts, mailboxes etc. While the mesh holds up well outside, it will eventually fade in color somewhat.

Photo Showing Deco Poly & Flex Tubing from Craig Bachman

You can choose your ribbon color and style, use contrasting material if you like, color coordinate with your existing decorating theme and add in interesting accessories or even your children's handiwork. The combinations you can create are limitless. Work garland is made of wire and twists similar to artificial Christmas tree branches spaced at intervals along the wire. It comes in several colors. We have white, lime green and red in stock. Supplies needed include mesh netting (we used 21" in this demonstration), scissors, embellishments (ornaments, sprays, contrasting ribbon, poly flex tubing, beads, etc).

Place the garland on a flat surface and straighten the twists. The end is crimped and can be used to attach to something sturdy to hold the garland slightly taunt while you're working with it. I placed this one in the pegboard attached to the back of my work table.

In general, it will take at least one roll of 21" x 10 yd of mesh netting. It depends on the size of your bunching or looping. It's always best to buy a little more ribbon than what you think you need. YOu can always use the remainder for other decorations. For this garland we started with a roll of red mesh netting and white metallic.

To make sure that my two rolls will be enough to make the garland, start with one color first, then after 12" - 18" down the garland, start including the second color. Ribbons don't have to be the same size.

Start by bunching up a handful of the mesh. You can leave a tail to hang down or turn it under with your first handful. Sometimes once your garland is finished, you may want to add a bow at each end to even colors out, add extra length ect. just depending on where you're going to place it.

Place the handful on the wire and twist the limbs around the mesh tightly, twist 2-3-times.

Continue bunching and working down the length of the garland. Add in your second color. Try to keep the size of your bunches or handfuls consistent, but if one turns out looser than another, just compensate on the next one. Avoid trying to make them exact. You want a loose effect and also the netting can be pulled and adjusted once the garland is finished.

This garland isn't finished yet, but shows you about the finished size. I also took some narrow ribbon in red and white to fill in spaces where there seemed to be too much of one color. I may use some lime green contrast before I'm finished. This will be used in our home for a peppermint theme.

Ornaments or other decorations can be added to make a finishing touch. This garland isn't finished yet. I plan to use more glittered ornaments, just waiting on the grandchildren to pick out what they want))) Lollipops and candy ornaments will add more color and shine along with glittered ball sprays, and some flex tubing. To use ball sprays, cut single limbs of the spray and use the twists to secure. You can work down the entire length of your garland with one color, then go back and do the entire length with the second. Either way works fine. You might even want to wait until your place your garland on the tree, mantle, balcony etc. to place the attachments.

blue work garland

Color combinations are practically endless. This blue and lime green combination works well for multicolor decorating as shown in the Santa's Workshop collections. The garland was made on a red work garland using 21" lime green and blue mesh netting.

Poly Deco Mesh, Flex Tubing - Craig Bachman

This garland started out with a red and green striped metallic mesh netting, flex tubing and clusters of jingle bells. This is the garland shown in the tree pictured above.

This garland is easy to work with and its a lot of fun to create your own! Any thing that you're not happy with can easily be undone. You can also make a basic solid color garland and just change up your accessories and contrasting ribbon to create a whole new look! If you want to take the time, it can be dismantled, accessories removed and the ribbon rolled back up and stored for next year.

The work garlands are 12" in length and generally yields a 9" wide garland, depending on the tightness of your bunching and embellishments. You can make it tighter or looser, whatever works best for your decorating need.

More photos will be added as we complete our Peppermint work in progress)))

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How to make a Christmas tree from a garland for the New Year holidays

Very soon we will celebrate the New Year - the most magical holiday loved by children and adults. And now is the time to think about how you will decorate the house on the eve of the celebration. For those who are already tired of the classic decor and the usual pines and Christmas trees, there are much more interesting and creative options - for example, a Christmas tree created using a garland. Just imagine how fun it will shine on the wall of your house, giving everyone around a fabulous mood!

Getting ready to create miracles

But how to make such a magical forest beauty? Here are some simple, but at the same time interesting options that children and adults can easily implement. For work, you will need the garland itself - it can be either the most common, in the form of a light thread, or more original - for example, in the form of clothespins to which you attach happy photos of your family. But more on that later!

You will also need fasteners to create a magical Christmas tree on the wall with tinsel and garlands. Here, of course, it all depends on what material the walls in your house are made of - wood or concrete, as well as on what they are covered with - wallpaper, paint or decorative plaster. The most common option is special silicone hooks. They are made on a self-adhesive basis, so attaching them to the wall will not be difficult. True, such hooks are good only for wooden or plastic surfaces.

Use fine nails or push pins to attach to wallpaper. After the celebration, you can pull them out of the wall and there will be no traces left on the wallpaper. And, of course, another option that has been proven over the years is scotch tape. But again, this is not the best solution for wallpaper, because after the holidays it can be torn off along with the wall covering.

And now let's move on to the most interesting part - the master class! Below you will find several options for creating a Christmas tree from a garland step by step. We are sure that among the proposed methods, you will certainly find the one that you like the most.

Composition on the wall in the shape of a Christmas tree

The first idea is the simplest, we are sure that it is familiar to people of all ages. Your task is to arrange the garland so that it resembles a Christmas tree with its outlines. Imagine that you are just drawing it, only instead of a felt-tip pen you have the lights themselves, and instead of paper you have a wall. In order to simplify the process of creating such a New Year's composition, you can "outline" the silhouette of the future holiday tree in advance with a pencil or chalk. Apply the lines carefully and accurately so that later, after the winter celebrations, they can be easily erased and there is not a trace left of them. After the garland takes the form of a shining Christmas tree on the wall, you can additionally decorate it with toys or tinsel. This will make it look even more impressive!

How to make a Christmas tree from a garland on the wall in the form of a zigzag?

The next way to create an original Christmas composition on the wall is a bit like the previous one. The only thing - in this case, we suggest you lay out the garland in a zigzag pattern. This is not difficult at all, especially if you “draw” the silhouette of the Christmas tree on the wall in advance. The “triangles” of which it consists should be even, but how exactly you will lay out the garland and what amazing zigzags to create depends only on your preferences and imagination. The finished composition can also be decorated with rain and tinsel.

Corner Christmas tree from a garland on the wall

The so-called corner Christmas tree will also look very extravagant. Such a composition will be ideal for small apartments that do not have enough space to put a real fluffy forest beauty or depict it on a separate wall. The most important thing in creating such an interesting decor is to correctly distribute the fasteners on two walls that meet in one corner. From below, they should be spaced wide - this will be the base of our Christmas tree, and from above, on the contrary, narrowly, imitating the top. After that, it remains only to stretch the garland between the fasteners and form such an amazing and voluminous Christmas tree.

Garland and photos Christmas tree

This option is perfect for families who love to be photographed and whose social networks are filled with wonderful portraits of loved ones. For decorating a wonderful Christmas tree, a garland with clothespins is ideal - you have probably already met this one. But if you can’t find it, it doesn’t matter, you can take the usual one. Only in the first case, the printed photos will need to be fixed with clothespins and only then hung on the wall, and in the second case, you will first need to attach the pictures to the wall with the help of buttons, and then hang the garland.

As you can see, everything is very simple: a little imagination, creativity, a desire to surprise the household with a non-trivial New Year's decor - and you're done! You can also get inspired by the original idea on the Internet, since Christmas trees created from festive garlands are very popular today. Many people do not even put a classic fluffy forest guest at home, but carefully put surprises for loved ones under such an amazing New Year's tree created on the wall. This saves a lot of space, but at the same time creates that same magical mood.

And we sincerely wish you a pleasant preparation, inspiration for creating a stylish and creative decor and, of course, the happiest celebration! May there always be a place for a miracle in your life!

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December is coming, and the New Year is coming. To feel that very festive mood, when worries fade into the background and only the expectation of a miracle remains, you need to properly decorate the apartment. The easiest way: hang a garland on a Christmas tree, window or wall. It would seem that it could be easier? But here, too, there are tricks. Let's talk about them.

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How to hang a garland at home to create a New Year's mood

The right entourage is the key to a fun holiday and a pleasant long weekend spent with your family, so it's so important to think over New Year's decorations. Our today's material will tell you how to hang garlands beautifully so that they harmoniously fit into the interior.

How to hang a garland

Garlands are one of the most popular Christmas decorations. Their design is incredibly diverse. To make the right choice, let's orient ourselves in the range of stores. So, garlands are of the following types:

  • Garland-thread - the simplest type of garlands that is used in most homes, great for decorating Christmas trees, furniture and walls;
  • Mesh garland - is a "honeycomb" of wires with light bulbs. They are convenient to decorate walls, windows and ceilings.
  • Fringe garland - light bulbs connected in bundles, can be LED. The fringe garland looks great in the design of windows and walls.
  • Duralight is a transparent wire with lights inside, thanks to the flexibility of the cord, you can create a huge number of different patterns and inscriptions, as well as beautifully outline the contours of objects, such as mirrors or paintings, with a garland.

You have chosen the decoration you like, and now the question arises: how to use it in the interior? How can you hang a garland so that the New Year's decor is thoughtful, not messy? Read more about this.

How can I fix the garland?

It depends on the surface on which you are going to hang the garland.

  • Adhesive tape is suitable for smooth surfaces, for example, for plastic window slopes. At the same time, it can leave a sticky mark on the glass itself, which will have to be washed off. You should not hang a garland on a wall with wallpaper using adhesive tape, because their top layer will peel off along with it. It is better to use double-sided foam tape.
  • Thumbtacks or pins suitable for wallpaper or fabric surfaces. Holes from them will be invisible.
  • Vacuum suction hooks are handy for glass as they won't leave marks. It is necessary to choose small hooks so that they do not catch the eye.
  • Wire Clip Hooks are the perfect fixing solution because they will hold tight, be invisible and leave no marks.

In general, before hanging a garland, decide what exactly you are going to decorate and take the necessary fasteners for the surface. We will tell you more about them later.

How to hang a garland beautifully on a window

To neatly fasten a garland on a window, you will need strong tape, hooks with suction cups, or special clips that are sold in hardware stores.

The easiest way is to glue a simple thread garland around the perimeter of the window. However, if such a decor seems not impressive enough to you, we suggest making a curtain from a mesh garland. For greater mystery, it can be covered with transparent tulle.

How to hang a garland on the window to stand out from the neighbors? The original solution is to place a duralight garland directly on the glass, creating some kind of inscription or drawing.

How beautiful it is to hang a garland on the wall

Ordinary adhesive tape is not suitable for attaching a garland to the wall. It will damage the wallpaper and leave sticky marks on the painted wall. Better buy double-sided foam tape. You can hang a garland on the wallpaper using stationery pins. Special clips for attaching garlands are also great.

A linear garland can be used to create a unique decoration on the wall. Traditional New Year motifs are popular: Christmas trees, deer, snowmen. Here are some ideas on how to beautifully hang a garland on the wall.

How to hang a Christmas tree garland on the wall

This is a very simple pattern, but it looks cute and very New Year's. Place the mounts on the wall in a zigzag pattern and hang a garland, and then decorate the makeshift Christmas tree with toys.

How to hang a garland on the wall in the form of an inscription

A duralight garland is best suited for this purpose. Put on the wall any inscriptions related to the holiday or motivating you and your family. We present a few ideas in the photo. Here you have to work a little and “play with fonts”, but it’s better to come up with and sketch the inscription in advance.

How to hang a garland on the wall in other ways

For those who are not looking for easy ways, we offer to come up with real pictures from garlands. Use additional decor: paper snowflakes, photographs, confetti, sparkles. Photo cards can be easily attached to the garland by placing it horizontally. So you will decorate the room and refresh warm memories in your memory. Of course, it is more convenient to look at the pictures if the garland is hanging on the wall.

You can use some decorative clothespins or even the most ordinary ones to attach photos. The latter can be painted and pasted over with beautiful paper. Or hang photos on paper clips by connecting two pieces for convenience. This decor looks very nice and cozy.

How to hang a garland in a room

To decorate a room with a garland, attach it around the perimeter of a doorway or along the ceiling. A garland-curtain will also look great on the door - you will get a real portal to the New Year's fairy tale! We offer a few more original options on how to hang a garland beautifully in a room.

How to hang a garland in a room on a mirror

A luminous garland looks fantastic on the mirror frame! The lights will be reflected in the glass, creating real magic. Try wrapping a simple LED garland with tinsel, and then the effect of the decoration will become even more impressive.

How to hang a garland in a room on a table

The garland looks especially impressive under a glass top. In combination with beautiful dishes and wine glasses, you will get an original New Year's decor for a kitchen or dining room. But even this can not be stopped. Place a Christmas tree wreath on the table and wrap it with a garland.

How to hang a garland in a room on a bed

The garland can be stretched along the headboard. Then you will literally fall asleep and wake up with a feeling of a New Year's miracle! If you have a bed with legs, wrap a garland around them too.

How to hang a garland-curtain on a window

A garland in the form of a canvas deserves special attention, which is simply created to decorate windows. If your garland-curtain is light in weight, you can secure it with double-sided tape. For heavier jewelry, a glue gun is suitable. It will help to hang the product both on the frame and on the glass. Tulle hooks will also be a great help.

Before you hang an electric garland-curtain on the window, consider whether the length of the wire reaches the outlet or you need to use an extension cord. In general, a garland on batteries will allow you not to think about it.

How to hang a garland on a Christmas tree

The garland will perfectly complement the Christmas tree decoration. To prevent the decoration from slipping, use special clothespins. Fix them on the branches where you want to hang the garland.

The garland does not have to match the toys. You can also choose a contrasting decoration: red to blue, blue to gold, yellow to purple. And of course, garlands with multi-colored light bulbs are always relevant - there is never too much color in the New Year!

If your Christmas tree is richly decorated with toys, hang the garland as close to the trunk as possible so as not to create a clutter effect.

Thinking about how to hang a garland on a Christmas tree, most imagine the serpentine way. However, this can also be done crosswise and even stretching the garland from top to bottom.

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