Accessorizing the Garland

Call me crazy….and you know I don’t have time to be doing this stuff, but I get a little carried away when it comes to Christmas decorating. This year, I was really board with my basic cheap garland, so I decided to spruce it up a little. …for free, of course!
So here is the plain ol’ garland on the banister (below).
I went out and found two different kinds of evergreen trees/bushes in my yard and took some cuttings. I also went next door and cleaned up the neighbors pinecones in her yard, ( I think having 3 kinds of greenery would be good, but I happen to only have 2).
 Next the kids and I twisted wire around the pinecones. I used any wire I had around. I started with florist’s wire, and ran out, so I used the wire from the Christmas lights.
Next I began adding the greenery. One kind, and then the other. To get it to stay, I twisted the fake greenery wire around the real.

Then I added the pinecones in. I think next year, I’ll cut even bigger greens. I like when they hang over the side.



  1. WOW Katie! This is great! I haven’t been on your site in a while and as I was scrolling through today I felt like “WOW – I know her!!!” Nice work. I especially love the wreath and garland!

  2. The pinecones were a perfect touch!

  3. this is a great idea. especially since I have about a bajillion pine cones in my backyard.


  4. Love your idea. Am thinking of doing the same thing. My junipers don’t look so good right now though. Maybe I can find some somewhere. Your garland looks wonderful!

  5. Love the addition of the pine cones to the garland. House looks great! I am a new follower visiting from The Girl Creative. Vicky from Mess For Less

  6. Looks awesome! Best part was it cost you nothing, love that!

  7. Wow your garland went from drab to fab. Like how you recycled from out in the yard, I love pine cones on the garland also, give a outdoorsy natural look. Looks for pretty now. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration over at Sunday’s Best! Keep coming back your part of the family now!

  8. this is such an upgrade! thanks for linking up to my What We Wore and Made Party!

  9. Very creative and festive, I love it!

  10. Like the addition of the pinecones…come by and share it with us at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party…hope to see ya there:)


  11. That’s gorgeous! I love how you filled it in so well. THe pinecones are perfect.

  12. Beautiful. I love the pinecones on the garland. It is amazing what a difference they make!

  13. Looks Great! I did kind of the same thing to my front door.

  14. Nice! The upgraded garland definitely looks fluffier!

  15. It looks fabulous!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  16. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time. I hope your Christmas is wonderful.

  17. I love the garland on the bannister Katie.Thank you for sharing this on the Simply Christmas Inspiration party at Shabby Art Boutique.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  18. Great upgrade!

    Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Friday, hope you join us again tomorrow!

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