DIY Christmas Tree Decorations

Today I want to share a couple of super simple to make, yet darling to look at Christmas tree decorations… 
:: Circle Garland ::

It looks like it takes a lot of time… but the trick is to fill an entire 12 x 12 cutting space with the circles in Silhouette studio, click cut and then while the CAMEO is working it’s magic,  go take the cookies out of the oven, finish vacuuming, wrap a present etc. I am all about multitasking, especially around the holidays. Then, once all of the circles are cut out run them through the sewing machine. You’d be surprised at how quickly you can stitch 20+ feet of garland. Minutes, friends. 
:: Fabric Snowflakes ::

These are some of my favorites! After ironing the sewable fabric interfacing to the back of white cotton fabric, place a 12″ piece on your mat and load it into the CAMEO. Then, trade out the black blade for the blue fabric blade. Once the snowflakes are cut place two of them back to back, iron them together and they are done. If you are feeling extra adventurous you can run them through the sewing machine to add the cute stitching. 
:: Paper Bows ::

If I were decorating a tree of my own this year, it would be simple, lots of white lights and these little paper bows. I just love them. They cut out in just one piece too which makes them easy to assemble. 
:: 3d Pinecone :: 
Remember this free shape from a couple weeks back? It also looks beautiful on the tree! 
These shapes work great as ornaments on the tree… and how cute would they be as accents on your holiday gift wrap too? 
Have you used the Silhouette for holiday decorating? We’d love to see..send me an email with photos and I’ll share them here on the blog this Friday! 
Thanks for stopping by today!

18 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Tree Decorations

  1. Holly S says:

    Love them all and so super simple!

    1. jeana says:

      Thanks Holly!

    1. jeana says:

      Thanks Wilma! :)

  2. Rebecca says:

    Very pretty! I love these bows. I cut them out on my cameo and took them into school for my students to assemble. They look adorable on our tree with the other ornaments that they made.

    1. jeana says:

      Hi Rebecca! How fun to get the kids involved. How old are they?

  3. Annette says:

    fun decorations…hope Silhouette Santa picks me to win the Cameo..I would love to start cutting some fun stuff like this..Thanks for sharing..

  4. Carol says:

    Super cute and fun tree decorations. Love the paper bow! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Debbi says:

    I love the garland! That is so creative, and it doesn’t look too difficult.

    I’m stopping by from Little Inspiration.

  6. My son came home the other day and said he needed some ornaments for his classroom tree (6th grade). We picked a bunch of designs I already had in my Library and cut them out for ornaments. Most were 3D so we put them together and added string. He loved them! My Cameo is my go-to tool for all school projects that require more than a typewritten page. :) Too bad I didn’t take pictures!

    1. jeana says:

      Oh, I bet his teacher loved them! {and was probably pretty impressed that they were home made} :)

  7. obfuscode says:

    Hi there, just wanted to let you know that your links to the shapes in your post are broken.

  8. obfuscode says:

    Hi there, just wanted to let you know that your links to the shapes in your post are broken.

  9. Sindy Murray says:

    Hello,I’m new visiting you blog @little inspiration sent me!!

  10. Megan Bowler says:

    Hey, do you have any idea about how many little circles it took to make the garland?

    1. jeana says:

      Hi Megan,

      I fit about 100 circles in 3 different sizes on one 12 x 12 piece of the glitter paper and I cut 3 pieces, so I’d guess around 300 give or take a few :)

  11. Erin Hall says:

    what type of paper is the glitter paper? was it glitter both sides? just wondeirng where i can get it from.

    1. jeana says:

      Hi Erin,

      It is POW glitter paper from American Crafts, and it’s just one sided. :)

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