It is that time of year again. Thanksgiving is Thursday and everyone is busy decking the halls and gearing up for Christmas. We have a shorter than usual holiday season this year, with Thanksgiving falling on the 28th, the latest day it can fall.
So I have the perfect, super fast, STASHBUSTER project for you! It requires virtually NO counting, and is so simple you can do it without even looking at your pattern. In the past two days I’ve covered my 6.5 foot tinsel tree in garland and have the foundation for an adorable crafty Christmas tree.
Best of all, I’ve done it with leftover yarn from other projects. So no money spent! Woohoo! I love how it’s different textures, colors, shades of red, green, and white. I’m still making some snowflakes to decorate, but in the meantime, it’s festive and cheery.
The secret is in the lengths. You do not want one gigantic piece of garland to wrap around your tree. First, that’s really time consuming to make, it gets all tangled as you’re trying to decorate your tree, and even more so when you take it down and store it. So make life easier, and makeseveral different lengths based on the size of your tree. I just eyeballed it, but if you want to measure, start at the bottom and make the biggest piece first. The rest will be so much easier!
I’ve used Bernat Piqsueak in Whitey White for the white, which is a furry, snow like look. My three reds are Stylecraft Special 4 ply in Lipstick at the bottom, Bernat Blanket in Race Car Red in the middle, and at the top is Loops & Threads Woolike in Red. The greens are Scheepjes Chunky Monkey in Pickle and the upper one is actually a teal but it looks great on the tree! It’s Red Heart Hygge in Teal. Like I said, I dug around in my stash and this is what I’ve come up with. I’m considering adding a few more lengths and making a rainbow!
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