10 Minute Fringe Garland for Your Christmas TreeDecember 19, 2014 | FILED UNDER: Christmas
Supplies for DIY Christmas Fringe Garland
- Martha Stewart Fringe Cutter
- Tissue paper
- Double-sided tape
How to Make a Christmas Fringe Garland
1. If this is your first time using the fringe cutter, practice with a couple pieces of paper first to get the feel for it. This video is a helpful introduction to the tool.
2. When you’re ready to make your garland, adjust the cutter to the length of fringe you want to make. You can make fringe as long as 8 inches with this tool. I used 5 inch fringe for my longer chevron garland and 2 inch fringe for the shorter blue garland.
2. Take a piece of tissue paper and fold it in half horizontally and fold it again vertically. Place the tissue paper in the fringe cutter, lining it up according to the directions on the package and press down the lever to cut the fringe. Be sure to use your other hand to hold down the clear cover and prevent the tissue paper from moving underneath it while you cut the fringe.
3. Open up the cover, move your tissue paper to the right and repeat the process to cut a new length of fringe. Continue this until you’ve cut the entire edge of the tissue paper.
4. Open up your piece of tissue paper. You’ll have fringe on the top and bottom. Cut off the fringe leaving about a 1/2 inch band across the top.
5. Repeat until you have several strips of fringe. You don’t have to be precise when cutting them – just eyeball it.
6. Finish by taping the strips together with a piece of double-sided tape.
7. Hang your garland from the tree!
Once you get the hang of the fringe cutter, it will literally take you 10 minutes to make a couple garlands for your tree.