As most of you know, my house is all decked out for Christmas. I’ve had a few questions about where I bought my garlands. Here is one quick and easy way to make your simple store bought greens that can be found anywhere (I’ve even seen them at the dollar store) and transform them into garlands with depth and texture.
Start by hanging the garland that you will be using as your base where you want it. I like my garlands to be lighted, so I wrap a string of lights in mine. Try your best to hide the ugly green wires, I use one the garland branches to wrap around the wire to secure everything. Notice the ugly cord that is hanging down, I’m still working on hiding that. I can’t say this enough…don’t forget to take the tags off your lights and cords(like the one that is hanging just above the cord).
Next find a garland that you love; one with a different texture from the base garland. These pretty garlands can be a bit expensive, but look for after Christmas sales or go to an outlet. I love that this one has pine cones, berries and a variegated green color.
Take the new garland apart but cutting the wire that holds everything together. Sounds scary, but I promise you it is not that bad! Once you have a pile of cut garland pieces the fun can begin.
Begin by wrapping the new garland pieces around the base garland and twist it together. Continue adding pieces until the entire garland is full. So pretty!
I love the new look. Simple, cheep and pretty!