Christmas railing garlands are a great way to decorate, and they add a lot of class and style to your home. There are many simple and inexpensive ways to decorate your railing with a garland for Christmas, and this article will give you ten tips on making your own.
1. Use ribbon to wrap your garland for a simple look; you can buy ribbon inexpensively for Christmas at local craft and dollar stores. Simply tape it to the underside of one ends of the railing and wrap in between posts spiraling along.
2. There are many colors that will work for your Christmas railing garland, and I think gold, red, green, or silver are excellent choices. For an antique and romantic look you can also use pearls or off white.
3. Making a bow at the beginning and end of the railing is a nice effect, and it is easy enough. Simply create the bow separately by tying ribbon in a bow like you would tie your shoelaces, and attach with tape to the railing.
4. For a detailed touch to your Christmas garland hang ornaments from the ribbon. Make sure to space the ornaments evenly and securely.
5. Another great garland idea for your railing at Christmas time is using pine branches. You can get real of fake, and attach them with green wire or ribbon. Adding sparkles or bows is a nice touch as well.
6. I love Christmas lights, and I think wrapping lights around your railing is another great garland idea, and you can add bead strands to the light strands to reflect even more color.
7. Making a braid out of several ribbons or Christmas colored yarns is another way to make a garland for your railing. Add some beads or flowers for festivity as well.
8. A natural Christmas garland can be made using branches, wire, glitter, pine cones, and acorns. Simply make a long garland by attaching branches to each other with wire. Next add glue, pine cones, and acorns for detail; Add glitter for a pretty touch, and you can hang this garland on your railing with more wire or ribbon.
9. Remember to make sure your garland is strong because people will probably touch it. If it is a bigger garland that is made from branches or something similar, hang it on the outside of the railing so it is not interfered with.
10. Always make sure your Christmas garland is bigger than the railing; this leaves room for wrapping, or hanging in loops, and if you make a mistake measuring it is easier to cut things shorter.
Making a garland for your railing this Christmas can be easy and fun, and I hope these tips have helped you!