Mr. Limefreckle loves having a garland run up the staircase at Christmas. I don't know why, but the first thing he said to me this year, when pulling out all the Christmas decorations, was "is there going to be a garland in this house?". This is our first Christmas here, and we have the perfect staircase for it, so I agreed. Natural garland is great, but I like to put up our Christmas decor at the end of November, so if I want something to last the season, faux is the way to go. Unfortunately most faux garland that you find doesn't look very real. So I decided to spice it up a bit. Here's what you need:
Then, cut pieces from each pic like so:
then I wired pieces of the cedar onto the garland:
this looks pretty as is, but I need to add more, because it IS Christmas after all, and as far as I'm concerned, more is MORE when it comes to Christmas! So I added some of these:
these are some glittery leaf pics that I had laying around, I used to use them in our huge tree in our foyer at our old house (see THIS blog post for Christmas decor from our previous home)
We gave that tree away, it was too tall for this house....so some of the pics have found a new home in my garland:
This is at the base of the staircase. I added some paper mache bells that have been in my family since I was a baby.....they've been spray painted gold, and worked perfectly here.
the upper stairway....just noticed I left the bathroom and the linen closet doors open! Well, just keeping it real here! You should see the rest of the house right now! It's like Christmas exploded!
Anyhoo, so it's looking pretty good, but needs SOMETHING more.....so I wired some ornaments together like so: