Little by little I’ve been chipping away at getting the house decorated for Christmas. I like to have carols playing in the background to keep me in the mood while working. I also light an evergreen candle to bring the sensory experience full circle. We set up the tree a couple days ago and the first piece of adornment was a vintage Christmas paper chain garland that I made from a kit.
This year marks a new look for the Christmas tree. I replaced all my colorful vintage ornaments with gold, silver, and white ones. Rather than use a red bead chain for garland, I created one with vintage looking paper.
I always loved making Christmas paper chains out of red and green construction paper in grade school. I wanted to make them for our tree at home, but Mom always said, “It doesn’t go with our tree.” Which it didn’t. We always had a very formal tree – nine to ten foot tall live tree that was fully flocked and loaded with ornate ornaments.
So … now that I’m all grown up I decided it was finally time to make a Christmas paper chain for my own tree!
I found a beautiful vintage paper chain garland kit with pre-cut card stock strips, which saved a ton of time! I bought enough to loop our tree several times.
I love the way my vintage Christmas paper chain garland looks on my frosted tree with its new mercury glass ornaments.
The tree is dotted with a few new feathered friends too. I’ll give a full reveal of this year’s Christmas tree in my holiday home tour on December 2nd. Can’t wait to show you!
Do you adorn your tree with garland?
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