My tree needed a little something more. I think it still needs a better, more coordinating tree topper, but that will have to wait a bit longer.
I had long pearl-like strands from our wedding decorations and a bunch of long, skinny fabric scraps, so I set out to make some garland for the tree.
Pretty easy. I used those tiny plastic hair bands for braids to fasten them together at the end and held the end down with a clipboard. Then just braid the pearls and two different fabric scraps together for a really long time (I probably did 40 feet or more), and decorate your tree! (When I got to the end of a fabric scrap, I put a few stitches in them to sew the two pieces together.)
You could do this with ribbon also, and you could use it to decorate pretty much anything.