Who’s ready for Christmas?!
I’ve been doing a LOT of decorating over the past few days, and to be honest, I’m still doing some tweaking here and there. I have several Christmas decorating blog posts coming up in the next few weeks, but today we’re going to start with an easy one: how to dress up cheap garland.
I tried not to spend too much on Christmas decorating this year. I did add a few things (you’ll see those tomorrow!), but I wanted to work with what we already had and just use it in new ways to make it feel fresh.
That means the wreath and the garland on the mantel look a little fancier this year!
Today’s blog post is part of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour hosted by the lovely Kellie of Design Asylum and Shelly of ConfettiStyle. Be sure to hop around and visit the other bloggers on the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. Links to all of them are below.
If you’re visiting Green With Decor for the first time, welcome! You can learn more about me here. Basically, I love using the color green in decorating, we’ve renovated pretty much our entire house because it wasn’t in great shape when we bought it, and I love to decorate without spending too much money. 🙂
Back to my cheap fancy garland. (Yep, cheap fancy!)
You may remember what the front door and the mantel looked like last year?
Well I added some berries to the wreath. I took four of these …
… and stuck them in the wreath. It took about five minutes. Doesn’t the wreath look a whole lot more dressed up?! They were each $1.59 from Hobby Lobby. Totally worth it.
As for the mantel, I added some red berries. Last year, I used a lot of them in this basket:
I decided to mix it up this year and add them to the garland on the mantel. It gives the garland the perfect pop of red.
I just love our wedding pictures on this window turned picture frame and can’t bring myself to take it down, even at Christmas.
Our stairs looked a little plain last year, so I picked up a piece of unlit garland from At Home this year. For $5.99, I figured it was worth it! Don’t ya think?
I hung some ornaments on it to dress it up a little.
I used to decorate with more red in everyday decorating, but in the past year or so, I’ve transitioned into even more greens and neutrals than before. It’s making it so much fun to add pops of red to everything this season!
Speaking of green and neutrals though, how fun is that wooden tree sign?! That’s another new addition this year.
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- Berries in wreath (I bought mine last year, but these are similar.)
- Garland on stairs
- Red ornaments on stairs
- Ornament hangers
- Wooden tree sign (I can’t find it online, but I bought it at Hobby Lobby a few months ago.)
- Garland on mantel (similar)
- Berries on mantel (I bought mine last year, but these are similar.)
- Stockings (similar)
- Window turned picture frame
Are you decorating with garland this year? How are you dressing it up?
Remember to hop over to the other Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour ladies for more decorating inspiration!
Design Asylum | Love Your Abode
ReFresh ReStyle | Life And Style at 60
Positively Southern | Jones Style
Chic On A Shoestring | My Life Well Loved
Green With Decor (you’re here!) | ConfettiStyle
The Home I Create | Wife In Progress
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