- Place along the outer edges of your Christmas tree branches, allowing the garland to swag in between the branch sections
- On a metal tree, wind them around the branch tines allowing the garland to swag in between the branches
- Embellish a fireplace mantel - especially beautiful in candlelight
- Wind them around a decorative wood or metal column
- Swag them between the arms of a chandelier
- Drape them across the shade of a beautiful glass or crystal lamp
- Use them on a pencil type, thin artificial Christmas tree
- Use them to decorate a lighted topiary tree for the holiday.
- Hang them vertically from the top of your Christmas tree
- Mix them into a pre-lit fir/pine garland
- Swag them across the front of an exposed chimney
- Pin them into a swag curtain topper
- Lay them around the frame of a doorway
- Lay them around the outside edge of a large, framed picture
- Wind them around the centerpiece of a holiday table or buffet
- Mix them in a large bowl with glass or crystal ornaments or colorful fresh fruit
- Hang them from the ceiling and use them as a holiday room divider (remember "love beads"??)
- Hang them from inside a doorway and use them as a curtain
- Decorate around the wreath placed on a door or window
- Wind them in and around garland placed on a set of stairs
Aside from the obvious safety concerns (kids/pets etc.) in your particular home, you are only limited by your imagination! :-) There are a few more ideas in my Christmas decorations blog.
For an approximate guide, figure on at least 2 -32" garlands per foot (height and width) of tree (so a 2 foot tree will need about 4 - 4-1/2 garlands).
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