Christmas Decorating Using Tree Trimmings

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December 15, 2019

Holiday Swag Decoration - swag hanging on the doorMake a holiday swag decoration for your home. It can be placed indoors or outdoors.

You'll need tree trimming scraps from your tree, or you can ask for free scraps at your local home improvement store to make this!


Total Time: 30 minutes


  • tree trimmings
  • hydrangea flowers, flowers
  • twine
  • cutters
  • ribbon
  • bells


  1. Gather tree trimmings together and tie together with twine. Then create a loop and knot (so you can hang the swag). Cut off any branch excess.
  2. Holiday Swag Decoration - tie the trimming together
  3. Tie a bow (festive with green)
  4. Holiday Swag Decoration - add a bow
  5. Go around your garden and look for anything you can add to your swag. I found hydrangea and this pretty pink plant and cut some pieces.
  6. Holiday Swag Decoration - search garden for plants
    Holiday Swag Decoration - garden plant cuttings
  7. Using twine secure the flower cuttings.
  8. Holiday Swag Decoration - pink flowers added
    Holiday Swag Decoration - hydrangea tied in
    Holiday Swag Decoration - trim excess off the tree trimmings
    Holiday Swag Decoration - all flowers added

  9. Thread twine through bell and secure bells to swag.
  10. Holiday Swag Decoration - string twine through bells and tie onto the swag
  11. Ready to hang!
  12. Holiday Swag Decoration - ready to hang
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December 4, 2019

Often where you purchase Christmas trees, they also trim them for you. The great thing about this is the trimmings are free for the asking. They make great arrangements, wreaths, garlands and, my personal favorite, artificial tree and garland filler!


I have a older tree that needed a little help! By cutting and tucking my limbs between the openings making this a great filler for my tree, garland and other arrangements for free!

Tree trimmings used as a garland on a railing.

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