When we stepped foot in our fixer upper just about 2 years ago, I left dreaming of what it would look like decorated for Christmas. Or course, there was lots of purple carpet to be removed, palm tree wallpaper to be stripped, and cracked plaster walls to be repaired. This is our first year “truly” being able to decorate for Christmas, and I’m thrilled!
Our staircase is one of my most favorite parts of our house, so I knew I wanted to decorate it with garland. I’m sharing how we hung our garland in this video tutorial:
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My “base” for our staircase was this garland that hayneedle.com graciously gave to me (love them!). I love this garland because it’s 9 feet long (a lot of others are 5-6 feet) and it’s just so pretty. The lights on it are great and I love the snowy finish.
On top of that, I used some artificial magnolia leaves from Michaels. It’s awesome to buy them with a 40% off coupon there, but if you can’t get to the store you can find some online here!
I also cheated a little with my “ornaments” – I bought some strands of battery powered lights from Target’s clearance section and strung them up with my garland. I didn’t even put batteries in them because the garland is already lit! But the metallic gold really stands out on the garland and it looks beautiful together. You could either hang some little metallic ornaments or a whole other (smaller) garland on top for some contrast.
Our stairs are such a focal point in our home, and I’m so thrilled they’re all dressed up for Christmas! (See what they looked like 2 years ago here – crazy to think how far it’s come!)
Don’t leave yet – come see my easy DIY Christmas mason jar decoration here!