I have more holiday decor to share with you! Today, I’m inviting you into my entryway to show you how I decorated and styled my staircase Christmas garland. It’s time to deck the halls!
Staircase Christmas Garland
Anytime I post a picture of this view of my entryway on Instagram (@inspiredbycharm), it always seems to get a lot of attention, especially when it’s decorated for Christmas.
I think the thing that catches people’s attention is my Staircase Christmas Garland. Last year, I decked out my entryway for Christmas (you can see that HERE) and just loved how everything looked. Since I liked that look so much, I decided to give it a go again while switching it up slightly.
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Let’s take a closer look at how it came together.
Staircase Christmas Garland
To get this garland looking its best, I used several different things to bring it together.
First, I started with a balsam fir garland and then I weaved in a cedar garland. As I do with the garlands on my living room mantel and family room mantel, I like to put two garlands together to get a fuller and more interesting look.
My next step was to add in some lights. I used these wire LED lights. They have a nice warm color which I love. They are a bit more expensive, but they’ve been a go-to for me.
With the greenery in place, I added in this amazing red ball garland. (You can find it HERE.) This Christmas garland is kind of my secret weapon. (If you are an OG follower, you might remember when I used a multicolor ball version of this garland in my previous home.) I love how quickly this garland adds instant impact, color, and a whole lot of holiday cheer.
If you’re wondering, because I know some of you are, how I attached the garland to my banister, I used these handy little ties. (You can find them HERE.) They are designed for this very purpose. They are made of a heavy gauge wire wrapped with decorative cording. They function as a big twist-tie. They are so handy, work fabulously, and look great too. I highly recommend them.
When I was at this point in the process last year, I tucked in some giant pinecones, but since I wanted something a bit different this time, I decided to add in some vintage Christmas cards instead.
As you know, I love decorating with vintage Christmas decor. (I wrote an entire post filled with ways to decorate with vintage items which you can find HERE.) This past summer, I picked up a couple of packs of old Christmas cards at a vintage sale so I decided to incorporate and attach those cards into the garland.
I love this look!!
Some of the cards I left in the envelopes and with others, I showed the actual card.
It seems that this collection came from one particular household as all of the addresses on the cards read “Mr. and Mrs. John McFarland, Harmonsburg, PA.” They are all dated 1955. (Does anyone here happen to know them? How fun would that be?!)
I seem to love the envelopes as much as the cards themselves. The red stamps are beautiful, the penmanship is wonderful, and they’re just filled with nostalgia.
I used these oversized clothespins to clip them to the garland.
As a final finishing touch (though it is a bit hard to see), I added on a brass and bead garland that I had in my Christmas stash. It adds a nice little detail and I like how the white beads coordinate with the color of the envelopes.
And with that, my staircase Christmas garland is complete!
Leo happened to show up (see him above) while I was taking these photos (as he usually does) and I was so thrilled to capture this picture. He’s normally too busy moving around for me to snag a good picture, but he stood perfectly still for me to grab this one. What a cutie!
Staircase Christmas Garland Complete!
I just love this view so much.
You might have noticed that my gallery wall has grown a little since last year. This collection is a mix of vintage pieces and original work from friends.
My plan is to continue it all the way up the stairs. I’m nearly halfway there. In fact, I could probably even take it a bit higher as I have the artwork, I just need to get it into frames.
And that is where I’ll leave you today, my friends. I hope you enjoyed another look at my holiday home and picked up a few tips and holly jolly ideas for decorating your own space.
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