Decorating with fresh garland is a great way to quickly and affordable decorate your stairs for Christmas, without adding to your storage room. Follow along as I show you how to decorate your stairs with garland for Christmas this year.
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#1 – Source your Garland
My favorite place to find fresh greenery is Trader Joe’s. They have it all. Whether you’re looking for garland, wreaths, loose stems and greens, swag… you name it, they’ve got it! And it’s so fresh and yummy smelling. I am planning to head back soon and get some little wreaths for some of my windows.
If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, I would call around to some tree farms and see what they have available. Otherwise, you could probably even check your grocery stores.
#2 – Decide How to Decorate it
This year, my goal was to keep it really simple (that’s kind of always my goal). I just wanted some fresh garland and some ribbon, really. The garland that I used is cedar, which has a really relaxed, whimsical look to it. It’s probably my favorite. To decorate with it, I just attached it at each post, draped it down the post to the floor, and then I did a single swoop between each post. To finish it off, I added bows that I made from an old drop cloth to each post. There’s no right way to do it. Just decide what kind of look you love and go for it 🙂
#3 – Go for it!
Once you know where you’re headed, go for it! Or honestly, just go for it either way. Putting garland on your stairs is hard to mess up. You can just go from post to post, or you can pinch it up in between the posts. Really the possibilities are endless, and the main goal is that you like it when you’re done.
So basically, I just took fresh cedar garland and attached it at each post on my stairs with twine. I added ribbon that I ripped from drop cloths that were leftover from a previous project. It was such a simple project and really gives my front room a Christmas-y look. Thanks so much for reading!
You might be wondering…
How do I attach it? I just used twine to tie it into place
How do I keep it fresh? You can spray it daily or several times a day, but I will say, I love the way the cedar garland looks even once it’s dried out.
Does the garland shed/break once it’s dried out? Unfortunately, yes… But I’ll tell ya what… It’ll shed the most if your toddler plays soccer in the house and the ball constantly hits it. If you don’t play soccer in the house, you should be good 😉