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Today I want to chat about a garland hack for Christmas, but first?
I have the best make-up tip.
I know make-up and garland don’t really go together, but I couldn’t help it. I’m just bursting with tips today.
It’s all a little random.
Just like me.
Someone recommended it to me and it’s kind of a game changer and I wanted to share.
You know when you put on your mascara? I’ve started putting it only on the top lashes. I start with this lash primer and this mascara (you can get the entire set for under $10). The primer makes the lashes extra thick and the mascara goes on and if you put a little liner at the top it kind of looks like you have false eyelashes. Then you don’t put any make-up on the bottom lashes. It opens up your eyes and makes you look so trendy and current. 🙂
Have you tried it?
I have an even better tip than the no-mascara-on-the-bottom-lashes-making-you-look-like-a-rockstar tip.
I’m sharing this.
// rug in foyer //
The BEST Christmas Garland Hack
Let’s start with the current view of the entry.
This is the entrance by the back door. There’s a staircase that wraps all the way around the center of the house with the prettiest paneled wall on the staircase and a 100-year-old newel post and wooden stair treads and banisters.
And this year?
I did something with this staircase that I’ve never done before.
// lambs ear garland //
I decorated it for fall with a garland.
I added a fall garland to the staircase. I found this incredible lamb’s ear garland that was so affordable and I layered two of them together to make it extra thick and tucked in pumpkins and wood beads.
The reason why I’ve never added garland to the staircase before? It’s kind of challenging to decorate for fall and put up a garland and then take it down after six weeks and put up another garland for Christmas. So I typically only add a garland on the stairs for Christmas.
// lambs ear garland //
Until I saw this garland.
I knew that I knew that I knew that I knew it would be perfect to take me from fall to Christmas with just a few tiny tweaks.
So last week, I took the pumpkin picks down and packed them away.
I left the strands of wood beads in. The beads are just tucked into the garland and wound around through the leaves.
Then I added pinecones (you can wire them in with floral wire if you don’t have pinecone picks) and a few extra pine branches I had laying around.
And tied bows with white fur ribbon.
Then on the newel post I added these wooden jingle bells with white fur ribbon.
They are seriously next level along with these white hanging bells. Both bells are all sold out at our stores, but they may be available where you are so I’ll link them here.
// gold leaf wreath //
Here’s that gold leaf wreath with bendable leaves that I shared a while back.
It was all sold out, but in amazing news, it was just restocked it here.
I hung it on the mirror with a command hook and added a burlap and velvet bow and more eucalyptus on the top.
This piece in the hallway at the base of the stairs was my husband’s grandmother’s.
I added this trio of trees to the top along with this ornament my sister made me tied to this wooden Christmas tree made from vintage staircase ballisters.
I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s such a fun idea for a DIY present—to write a poem about an event and tie it to the top of the ornament with velvet ribbon.
I added a few reindeer on the table by the window.
And that’s it.
Here we are back to where we started.
With that garland.
The BEST garland hack EVER. A garland that can take you from December to January without blinking an eye?
I feel like Santa gave me my Christmas present early.
Merry garland Christmas to me.
PS I have one more tip for you.
Here’s the garland at night with twinkle lights. The challenge? I didn’t have a plug anywhere near the garland. So instead?
I found these amazing battery-operated lights that have six settings and a timer. I ordered them in warm white.
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Photo credit: Kenna Lynn Photo