~DIY Christmas Staircase Decor~
This Christmas I decided to try something new! Every year I string garland along my staircase. It’s always beautiful and I’ve always loved it, but this year I found this great idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a go! I wanted something new and different for my Christmas staircase decor.
Here’s my version:
Here’s the version I found on Pinterest:
I knew I could create my version using some Christmas decor items that I already had and a few new things. I found some great floral picks at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off of $7.99 and red glitter picks for 1/2 off of $3.99. I also gathered some pieces of garland, berries and ornaments from earlier years.
To hide the “stick” part of the greenery pick, I used my piece of garland to create a “bottom” to the swag. I also added my berries falling in both directions of the swag.
For years, I have taken wired strands of 7ft garland and simply cut it into sections using wire cutters. You can get a strand of garland for $4.00 at Hobby Lobby now.
Next, I added my ornaments by simply sticking them on the branches of the wired garland. You can apply a little hot glue to the tip, but I have found that they stay on fine by slipping the tip of the branch into the hole of the ornament.
I added my black and red check ribbon and the sprigs of red glitter picks and I think they turned out beautiful!
The great thing about working with the wired garland and floral picks is that you can literally wrap and connect them to each other. I did use some green floral wire to attach my ribbon.
It took 8 swags to span the length of my stair case. I placed them evenly on the spindles. There were 5 spindles between each swag.
I think it’s a beautiful alternative to traditional garland. It’s different for me, because I’m so use to full garland that spans the entire staircase.
I’ve just started my Christmas decorations, so I may add to it! Who knows!?!?
What do you think? What do you use on your staircase?
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