Pretty Christmas Garland Ideas
My favorite time of the year is here!!! : ) Here are some ideas I found for decorating with garland.
Frosted Snowflake Christmas Garland
Freshly-cut garland is intertwined with twinkling lights and giant felt snowflakes to offer a warm winter's welcome to your holiday guests. Cut small openings in the center of each felt snowflake. Attach pairs of felt snowflakes every few feet along a string of icicle lights, lining up the top and bottom tips with the strand and securing with hot glue to each side; allow the lights covered by the snowflake pair to poke out of the sides and the opening in the middle. Twist the light strand with the added snowflakes around a large evergreen garland to create a bright winter look.
Christmas Chair Swags
Holiday garlands and swags don't have to be saved for the front door or the grand entry staircase -- small Christmas swags made from fresh greenery are festively tied to the back of dining chairs. Use florist's wire to bundle the greenery -- adding herbs, small flowers, or decorative branches -- to the bunch. Loop a ribbon around each chair back to tie the bouquet, adding the perfect finishing touch to your holiday table setting.
Simple Bay Leaf Garland
An entryway can be simple yet stunning with a large, leafy garland. Here, orange ribbon adds a pop of color to a bay leaf staircase garland and wreath.
Bring a festive focal point to a streamlined dining room by hanging a clean and simple evergreen Christmas garland from a chandelier or other overhead light fixture and along the mantel.
Editor's Tip: If your chandelier holds candles like the one shown, do not leave lit candles unattended at any time.
Christmas Greeting Garland
Customize a ready-made pinecone garland with ornaments that coordinate with the color of your front door to welcome your guests with traditional style. Position the Christmas garland outside the doorframe, and secure it at the top and along the sides with easy-to-remove self-adhesive hooks or brick clips.
Felt Flower Garland
A parade of felt flowers is a sweet alternative to the usual ribbon and pinecones adorning evergreen boughs. To make the flowers, cut six 2-inch and six 1-1/2-inch felt circles. Layer a small and large circle, with one edge touching. Pinch a set of circles together at the bottom; run a threaded needle through the four layers. Repeat for remaining five petals; knot ends. String finished flowers through centers with a needle and thread to form garland.
Big Bow Christmas Garland
Graceful bows with long tails dramatically enhance a simple evergreen garland. Cut extra-long strips of material, tie into bows, and attach to the stair railing about 3 feet apart.
Modern Snowflake Garland
Garlands go beyond fir. Add modern flair to your stair railing with a snowflake garland handcrafted from wooden craft sticks. Use two or three pieces of double-sided mounting tape per snowflake to hold the lacy patterns flat against the railings.
Reindeer Games Garland
Recycle old Christmas cardsand dress up a handsome evergreen garland at the same time. Trace Christmas shapes (we used a reindeer) onto old cards and cut them out. Thread red string through holes punched in the tops to hang the shapes from the evergreen swag.
Natural Pinecone Garland
Bring the forest inside with a pinecone garland. Cut a length of wire and twist around the stem of a pinecone; repeat until the garland is the desired length. Display with plenty of evergreens to capture the holiday woodland look.
Stocking and Greenery Garland
No fireplace to hang stockings? No problem. Simply hang your family's stockings from the stair railing. Here, red stockings are paired with a garland of greenery for a classic Christmas look.
Ribbons and Wreaths Garland
For an alternative to greenery garlands, swag ribbon along your banister and accent with small wreaths. Simply wrap a length of wire around each wreath and twist the ends together around the rail.