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Holiday Decorating with Live Greenery

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What would the holidays be without festive live greenery? While you are decking the halls this season, don’t forget the boughs of holly, garland, kissing balls, and of course, a wreath for the front door.

Even the most basic live garland is sure to make a decorative splash. Add simple bows and LED lights and your bannister or fireplace mantel becomes the perfect backdrop for holiday festivities.

Worried about hiding power cords? Use battery-powered lights and tuck the battery pack underneath the garland.

garland-ribbons-outdoors275Wreaths are one of the most time-honored decorating traditions throughout the world, but during the holidays nothing is more welcoming than a holiday-themed wreath greeting guests to your home. From simple pine branches arranged in a circle to the most elaborate designs imaginable, your holiday wreath should reflect your home and your sense of style.

Select ribbons, lights and ornaments that coordinate with the decor throughout your home. Don’t be afraid to add some sparkle if that’s your thing, but if you want a more elegant approach, stick with simple and refined.

The kissing ball had its origins in the Middle Ages as a religious symbol. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the decoration took on a romantic connotation.

Nowadays, most people are more familiar with the popular kissing ball add-in, mistletoe. Why not create a simple, elegant version that’s completely personalized with this Christmas light globe project? And if you want to tuck in some mistletoe, go right ahead!



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