How to Make a Christmas Tree Garland :: Craft Tutorial

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Thank you so much for all the wonderful feedback about my "Let It Snow" Christmas Tree for the Michael's Dream Tree Challenge! If you missed the post last week, you can see all of the details here. Today, I am sharing the tutorial for making the Glittered Wood Letter Garland that I used on the tree. It is really easy and you can spell out anything your heart desires!

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Here is what you will need from Michael's:

3.25" Wood Letters
White Craft Paint (Decoart Americana Snow White)
White Coarse Glitter - Crystal (Martha)
Glitter Glue (Martha)
Small Foam Brush
Small Paint Brush
Hot Glue Gun + Hot Glue Sticks

Twine from The TomKat Studio Shop

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Step One: Use a foam brush to paint the letters white including the sides. Allow to dry.

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Step Two: Apply glitter glue to painted letter using a small paintbrush.

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Step Three: Generously sprinkle glitter onto letter. Shake off access. Apply more glitter glue and glitter to any missed areas.

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Step Four: Use hot glue gun to apply glue to the backside of each letter and attach to the string of twine (across the top). 

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Pretty easy, right? Pretty + easy. :)

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Let me know if you are going to make one and if you do, I would love for you to share it by tagging #tomkatstudio and #justaddmichaels!

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I will also be sharing the tutorial for making these photo ornaments soon! (Update: Here are the instructions for the photo ornaments!)

Stay tuned...

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PHOTOS BY RENNAI HOEFER, TEN22 STUDIO


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67 comments

  1. Michelle

    11/09/2013

    I live in California ...but the michaels I went too..does not carry these.Do you the name of the wooden letters??

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    • Kim

      11/12/2013

      Hi Michelle! Hmm...it sounds like only some stores have them. Here is the SKU for the Letter A if you want to call around: 886946294587

  2. Almeida

    11/10/2013

    Wow, the tree looks absolutely stunning! Well done :)

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    • Kim

      11/12/2013

      Thank you so much, Almeida!

  3. Bridget

    11/10/2013

    Was the Pottery Barn travel tree your inspiration? Looks just like the Merry Christmas on that tree.

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    • Kim

      11/12/2013

      I have a Pottery Barn Kids Easter banner in a similar font, but I'm not sure if I've seen that tree. Is it in this year's catalog? If my tree looks like a Pottery Barn tree, that makes me happy!

  4. Cathy Portnall

    11/10/2013

    Your tree is beautiful as is everything you do! I cannot find the letters at Michaels either or online. I live in CA too. I did find some at JoAnn's which I've used for other projects but I do like like font on the ones from Michaels. Any tips on finding them would be appreciated. Inspired by this to a Thanksgiving banner in fall colors with Martha's glitter. Happy Holidays!

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    • Kim

      11/12/2013

      Hi Cathy! A Thanksgiving version would be gorgeous! I am sorry you are having trouble finding the letters. If I find some, I will stock up and let you guys know!

  5. janet

    11/10/2013

    Yay, thank you for the tutorial. I may use my Silhouette to several of the same letters and layer them for thickness. (That way I have a wider choice of fonts). Brilliant idea and tutorial - many thanks again :)

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    • Kim

      11/12/2013

      Great idea, Janet!

  6. Michelle

    11/11/2013

    Ok, so I found the letters yay!!!!2 hrs away ...
    Where did you get the icicle garland on the tree???

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    • Kim

      11/12/2013

      Hi Michelle! So glad you found them! The icicle garland is also from Michaels!

  7. Alex

    11/11/2013

    Kim this is awesome! I am having a difficult time finding the letters that you used in your project. Is there any possibility that you have the 12 digit UPC # that would have been listed on the item's bar code or on your receipt next to the item's description? I appreciate any help you can give me! Thanks so much!

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    • Kim

      11/12/2013

      Hi Alex! Here is one of the SKUs (Letter A): 886946294587
      Let me know if you need all of them!

  8. Emily

    11/11/2013

    Love the simplicity yet so stunning! I've been to Michaels, have to go to another location for some of the letters. And got the owl at a great discount...so cute. Is the bow at the top of the tree silver?

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    • Kim

      11/12/2013

      Hi Emily! So glad you found the materials and the cute owl! The bow is silver! (also from Michaels)

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  11. Rose Angel

    11/12/2013

    Kim, I LOVE how the tree came out....so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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    • Kim

      11/14/2013

      Thank you so much!

  12. Lisa

    11/14/2013

    I am in love with this tree. I have decided to do a smaller version for our bedroom. I went to Michael's and was able find most of the items. I am really looking forward to the tutorial on the photo ornaments! Hurry, hurry ;)

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  13. Desiree

    11/14/2013

    Hi Kim I absolutely adore your christmas tree! I'm planning on doing the merry christmas garland unfortunately the michaels near me does not have the wood letters. Is it possible to place the SKUs for each letter so I can place an order? Their system isn't compatible with placing orders without the SKU. I know it's a hassle but great christmas tree I love it!

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    • Kim

      11/14/2013

      Thank you, Desiree! Here are the SKUs:
      ​A 886946294587
      C 886946294600
      E 886946294624
      H 886946294655
      I 886946294662
      M 886946294709
      R 886946294761
      S 886946294778
      T 886946294785
      Y​ 886946294839

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  15. lemondedis

    11/23/2013

    this is so pretty : i love it ! thanks a lot for sharing ! i posted the link here : http://www.pinterest.com/lemondedis2/christmas-diy/

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  16. Jackie Paulson

    11/24/2013

    I love this idea, I will go to Michaels to get the stuff to make them for this years Christmas Tree. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  17. Andrea

    12/03/2013

    Where in Michaels are those letters located?

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    • Kim

      12/04/2013

      HI Andrea! They were in the same aisle with all of the wood letters. I've been told that not all the Michael's stores are carrying this style. :(

  18. Kendall

    12/06/2013

    Any tips for attaching the garland to the tree? Yours looks so seamless, but I'm having troubles!

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  22. Sarah Filion

    12/08/2014

    Making this right now:)

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  23. Alicia

    12/11/2014

    Hi... Wanted you to know you inspired me to recreate the "Let It Snow" themed tree. I added a few different elements... Bird houses, drift wood tress, etc. Also, I made the glittered frame ornaments and wood letter "Merry Christmas" garland. I'm in love with how it turned out! Please visit my Facebook page, Sweet Ava Kate to see pictures. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!
    Merry Christmas!

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  24. Pamnela

    12/02/2015

    Have not found this style of letters for the garland...thinking of cutting them out of card stock. Wondering if anyone has tried that yet??

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  25. kd0523

    11/23/2016

    where can i find this bow?

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