~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 started looking for new Christmas staircase decorating ideas. I found a great idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a go. I wanted something new and different for my Christmas staircase decor. I love the idea of using Christmas swags along my staircase, instead of the traditional garland.
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 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 laying in both directions of the swag.
For years, I have taken wired strands of 7 ft garland and simply cut it into sections using wire cutters. You can get a strand of garland for $4.00-$8.00. Cut into smaller sections, it will give you several great pieces of greenery to use in different ways in your holiday decor, like I did with my Christmas chandelier.
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. I think they turned out beautiful. They have amazing depth and texture.
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, but because the greenery is wired, it is so easy to work with.
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 love the symmetrical, organized look of the swags. It’s a stunning look that’s a great break from the traditional staircase decor.