Elevate your Christmas decor this year and dress your pine garland with a few festive accents. In the spirit of being merry, here are a few ways to decorate your Christmas garland this year. Artificial berry stems, faux holiday flowers, and cedar picks can all add texture and color to your plain garland. Whether you're displaying your holiday garland on your mantle, as a table runner, or along a railing, we're giving you all the holiday styling tips and tricks for easy holiday styling.
Start With a Bare Garland
Regardless of what you're choosing to accent with, you'll need to start with an artificial holiday garland as your base. Our designer is using the Afloral Real Touch Norfolk Pine Garland. This particular garland features lush, green branches that feel as real as they look! For a different look, our artificial cedar garland is another great option.
Choose Your Accents
In our tutorial, we showcase a couple of different looks. For the first look, our designer chose a variety of artificial greenery stems like faux juniper with pinecone accents and fake cedar picks for more texture.
For the second look, we used juniper stems with fake berries and silk roses in mauve pink. Get creative! Ultimately, it's up to you how you style your Christmas garland.
Style the Garland
To start, we trimmed our artificial greenery stems down into smaller pieces. Tuck the smaller stems into the inner branches of your artificial garland. Fan out the branches of the garland as you place your other pieces. Alternate sides when placing your accents for even placement.
Be sure not to overstuff the garland and leave plenty of room for your other picks. You can always go back and add more! In the first look, we also include an artificial berry pick in ivory for a pop of contrast and Christmas cheer.
For the second look, we use an artificial juniper stem with faux berries and mauve pink silk roses to accent our Christmas garland. Again, our designer trimmed the juniper stem down into smaller pieces and also removed the plastic stem from the artificial rose. Leave about 2 inches on the stem to be able to tuck it into the branches.
Once your Christmas garland is complete, you can add tall pillar candles to complete your table scape or even incorporate small led lights into the garland for a festive pop. For a more traditional garland, add red berries, red poinsettias, or create a string of preserved orange slices to layer.