Skip to main content

Garland Ideas

I ran across few garland ideas on bhg.com that aren't what you'd typically think of, but that's why I love them and wanted to share them with you.  

First, is a simple evergreen garland adorned only by long flowing bows. This goes to show that you can keep something simple and still have it be beautiful.  The flowing shape of the bows replicate the shape of the evergreen leaves.  It's subtle elegance.  You might be seeing this in my house in the future if we have a stair banister (which I'd love!).

Next up are some sparkles.  It is no secret that I love shiny things, especially in decor.  This garland is uber simple.  All you need are some pretty ornaments and some ribbon (preferably satin).  Make sure to tie knots as you attach each ornament so they stay in place on the strand.

This idea is pretty similar to the first in that it only consists of evergreen and one other element.  All you need a strand of evergreen and a few ornaments or Christmas items (gingerbread cookies, bells, stars, etc.) to hang from it.  Instead of using regular ribbon to hang the items, use strips of leather for a more rustic feel.  I also wanted to show this idea because it's a great example of how to decorate furniture pieces.  Don't limit your garland to the banister or fireplace.  It can have just as much of an impact, if not more, hanging from your favorite piece of furniture.  

Lastly, I though I've give a nod to a vintage Christmas.  Again, this one is super easy and inexpensive.  Instead of hanging up one thick garland, opt for multiple, smaller strands.  In this case, they used tinsel garland and a strand of beads.  By layering your look you can easily add color and variation to your decor.
post signature

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Canopy Stripes

As I mentioned in a previous post, black and white canopy striped fabric is one of my current obsessions. It's classic, clean and oh so elegant. Not to mention that it can make a bold statement in a room without being too flashy. I normally favor a very neutral color palette with accents of greens and robin's egg blues, and this pattern could be put in any such setting and be beautiful. Here a few of my favorite examples: Is this room spectacular or what? It's modern, classic and sophisticated! There is a large amount of stripes in this room, yet it's not overbearing. And the symmetry and clean lines displayed throughout give the room great balance. I could just plop this room right into my house! This is another example (as shown in a previous entry). If you don't have the money to invest in a rug, buy a few pillows and get the same look in your room for a fraction of the price. Whoever said black and brown don't go together was seriously mistaken. Lo

Southern Gentleman Baby Shower

Last month I helped throw my best friend (we met in 9th grade speech class :)) Lauren's baby shower for her soon-to-arrive baby boy, Gunner.  The shower had a "Southern gentleman" theme complete with bow ties, silhouettes and gingham print.  Personal touches and family items were used throughout, including baby Gunner's dad's bow ties :) Gunner's daddy's "going home" outfit greeted guests at the sign in table, along with a framed "Southern gentleman in the making" print. A variety of centerpieces graced the tables with groupings of baby mementos, flowers and photos. An antique baby basket helped house the gifts. The drink menu consisted of milk, apple juice (one of Lauren's cravings), fruit-infused water and coffee. The menu was made of a variety of brunch goodies including fruit, doughnuts, muffins, shrimp and grits, breakfast casserole and a waffle bar.  And of course no shower is comp

Table Decorating Contest

Jon and I are leaving to spend a long weekend in San Antonio with his parents and his brother (who will be town from Arizona).  But before we go, I wanted to leave you with some pictures from the Officer Spouses Club Table Decorating Contest that was held last night. I called Jon on my way home from base, and he immediately asked "How was the contest?" to which I responded "Victorious." The 32nd FTS, our squadron, took first place! The theme was Silver Screen so we decided to focus on famous quotes from each movie genre. Each place setting featured a different movie. We had a "drive-in" for our center piece where clips of the famous quotes were shown. Welcome to the Jayhawk Drive-In! Wizard of Oz place setting. The glass had a button you could turn on to make the water swirl and look like a tornado inside. Also notice the witch's feet sticking out from under the plate :) A close-up of the yellow brick road I painted. Silence of the Lambs pl