Buyers guide to Christmas garlands
Christmas is a time for opulence and over the top decorations, not only do we decorate our trees but a Christmas garland is ideal for going down the dining table, around pictures, over doorways and around bannisters. Wreaths and garlands can be as simple or as over-embellished as you like. We have plain Christmas garlands and wreaths for you to decorate yourself and ready decorated versions which just need dressing out to their full potential. Clara and Caroline our Christmas buyers have scoured the very best suppliers to bring you a good variety of styles. Many of our wreaths and garlands come pre-lit and pre-decorated so you don’t need to add anything else, just dress them out so they look fabulous. If you need help choosing the colours for your wreath and garland just click here.
Garlands come in masses of colours and forms so are one of the most versatile Christmas decorative items. Slender garlands can be draped over pictures or intertwined with a plain green garland to add some interest before adding lights and decorations. A decorated lighted garland can transform the Christmas dining table, add toning napkins and placemats. Lighted decorated Christmas garlands also look stunning wound around the stair spindles, don’t wind them around the actual bannister as they could give way if someone slips on the stairs and grabs for the handrail. Click here to read the blog and watch the video showing you have to make a stunning dining table centrepiece. A mantlepiece can be transformed by the addition of a plain green garland and a few bits and bobs, click here to read the blog and watch the video showing how we achieved this stunning look.
First thing to add is a set of battery-operated Christmas lights then you can add almost anything you can think of. If you like the natural look and are on a budget spray some cones and architectural dried flower heads from the garden. Hydrangeas, Oriental poppies and teasels look particularly effective sprayed with an antique gold or bronze, just mix with some twigs and sprays of berries. If using a garland on the Christmas dining table you can add candles to the natural vegetation to add height and interest. Packs of shatterproof baubles are relatively inexpensive and look fantastic when just used on their own. There are masses of decorative items you can use on the Christmas garland; baubles, hanging tree decorations, florals, Christmas ornaments, ribbon and fabric bows. Click here to read the blog giving you tips on how to easily make a Christmas garland.