8 Creative Halloween Costumes for the Family

Donning fun and creative Halloween costumes with the family is a great way to bond with them. Whether you are aiming to make heads turn, or just want to have a themed costume set that will allow you to go together, these outfits will help you come up with ideas that can make you stand out from the crowd.

Dress Up as Famous Characters

If the young ones have favorite movies, cartoons or games, use them as a starting point when coming up with a concept for this year’s Halloween costume.

Dressed up as the cast of Despicable Me, this family made sure that everybody assumed the important characters in the film – from the adorable orphan girls, Margo, Edith and Agnes, to the funny and rowdy minions. Of course, this ensemble would not be complete without the super villain Gru, and his colleague Dr. Nefario.

Wouldn’t it look fun when you see your favorite video game icons making a cameo on the streets? This Pac-Man family revived the vintage arcade game by dressing up as Pac-Man and its pellet food, aka pac-dots.

Tetris is another classic game you can use as inspiration. Not only does it create nostalgia, it is also fun to look at especially for onlookers who enjoyed the game in their day. Be sure to make the Tetris blocks fit together when you’re planning the costumes.

Come as Slice of Life Situations

Depicting the everyday happenings in our lives with Halloween costumes will spark an immediate interest in everyone who can relate.

We see hampers and washing machines regularly, but not on some adorable kids having fun keeping you impressed and entertained. This trio is a head-turner, not only because of their well-made outfits, but also because of the happiness that can be seen in their faces as they sport their laundry-themed costumes.

These beekeepers won’t be collecting honey anytime soon what with their bees out on the streets. You can even let your family dog join in on the party with his very own cute bee get-up.

Wear Your Everyday Food

A charming and delightful sight, food costumes are always relevant wherever you go.

This adorable family wows with their BLT attire. Each costume in this set was carefully thought out to clearly represent the food being referenced. Compared with the simple bread costumes of the parents, the children’s outfits are more elaborate because of the details necessary to add distinct character to the bacon, lettuce and tomato.

With only a few cardboards, art materials, and your creativity, you can turn the family into a snack. This milk and cookies costume set is so simple, yet so cleverly crafted that people can’t help but to take a second look and go hungry themselves.

Come up with Easy but Clever Costume Ideas

You do not have to spend too much on a DIY costume. If your concept is witty enough, it will shine and make an impact. This couple’s stick figure costumes are only made up of white suits, black tape, and masks drawn with a marker, but they score high on clever points.

Halloween costume possibilities abound, but the most important thing is the enjoyment your family feels while wearing them, and even when planning them with you.

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Attending midnight mass, cooking up a storm in the kitchen with Grandma, and gathering around the Christmas tree – heartwarming holiday celebrations never grow old.

Each family has its own tale of holiday traditions to tell. Whether it involves candy canes and stockings, bountiful Christmas feasts, or chestnuts roasting on an open fire (as the old song goes): it’s Christmas at its purest and you celebrate it with your loved ones.

Allow us here at Tree Classics to spread the holiday cheer and share a couple of your heartwarming snowman stories through our Family Holiday Traditions Sweepstakes, where you could be one of five winners to receive $50 gift cards!

How to Join

Simply like Tree Classics on Facebook, and provide your full name, email address, and state. You can enter every day from October 27 to November 9, 2014.

The good news is you can double your chances of winning: share the contest on Facebook and Twitter, answer the question: “What is your favorite Christmas family tradition?” and include the hashtag #TreeClassicsHoliday. This way, you earn bonus entries!

Win Tree Classics Gift Cards!

Five (5) lucky Tree Classics fans will be randomly drawn at the end of the contest period and will be awarded Tree Classics Gift Cards worth $50 each. Winners will be announced on November 11. No purchase is required for you to qualify in this sweepstakes.

Get a head start by following us on the Tree Classics Facebook page now, and spread the happy holiday bug this early by sharing your own family’s cherished Yuletide tradition! We’d love to hear about your kids making cookies for Santa or reindeer dust or your grand homecoming for this special time of the year.

3 Creative Ways to Store Holiday Decorations in Your Garage

For the busy homeowner, maintaining a well-kept and organized Christmas storage space can be quite a dilemma. Knowing how to collect holiday décor is one thing, but the real challenge is finding out where to safely keep them until the next Yuletide season. While most people use closets to store their Christmas décor, they only provide limited space and often prove too difficult to organize once the items begin to pile up. This is where the space in your garage factors in. Spacious and well-ventilated, this often forgotten part of your home can offer ample storage for all your holiday décor. Here are three creative ways on how to maximize the space in your garage.

Using Overhead Rafters to Hold Christmas Tree Storage Bags 

If you’ve already used up the entire floor space in your garage for storage, maybe it’s time to think vertically. Maximize the available head space in your garage by installing joists and rafters on your ceiling. These attachments can be used as totes to hold various sizes of plastic bins and Christmas tree storage bags in order to create additional storage space in your garage. You can also add large hooks to your ceiling or wall so you can hang your wreaths and garlands while in storage. Just make sure that the joists and rafters are properly attached to safely mount items. Ideally, each tote should only carry a total weight of around 210 lbs.

Mounting Mason Jars to Store Christmas Ornaments

For smaller, more delicate items, such as Christmas balls and tree toppers, you can use a different approach to the overhead totes. Instead of using plastic bins held up by rafters and joists, try using small mason jars to store your holiday ornaments. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Remove the lids off of the jars.
  2. Attach the lids to the bottom of a wooden cupboard using nails or screws.
  3. Carefully place your ornaments inside the mason jars.
  4. Mount the mason jars by attaching them back to their lids.

This storage idea not allows you to store items safely, but it also provides an excellent chance to showcase the beauty of your holiday ornaments even while being kept away.

Adding Multi-sectioned Cabinets for Larger Holiday Décor

Here’s a garage storage idea that sports fans will love. Transform your garage into your very own locker room by adding these amazing wooden cabinets. Available in various sizes and designs, these pre-fabricated cupboards feature different compartments to let you store all your Christmas décor safely. The key here is to get the correct measurements for the sections so you can store even larger items, such as 45-inch Christmas wreaths and upright Christmas tree storage boxes.

Finding a safe place to store your holiday items is not as hard is it may seem. Just like in using your garage for storage space, the secret to an efficient holiday organization is utilizing all available space of your home wisely. Keep a creative eye and try to think of other ingenious ways to store your cherished Christmas décor.

5 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

It’s the thought that counts. This old adage holds true no matter what the occasion for gift-giving is. But how you showcase your birthday, anniversary, or holiday presents can speak volumes about your appreciation for your friends and loved ones. No matter what your gift-wrapping personality is – minimalist, quirky, or all-out personalized –allow us to help you with these creative solutions.

DIY Embellishments

There is something clean, fresh, and beautiful about a gift that is simply wrapped in neutral tones with a few creative embellishments. Let your generosity and imagination run free – here are some ideas:

  • Elements of nature.Wrap white wool or twine around and around the gift until it overlaps at angles. Push a sprig of rosemary or your old Christmas decorationsthrough the wool. For arustic yet elegant look, wrap your presents in kraft paper and use yarn and sprigs of pepperberry.
  • Rolled paper roses or homemade bows. Instead of tying a trusted bow on top, create your own homemade bow with rolled paper roses. You could also thread a thin cord or piece of twine through a vintage button, knotting tightly, to create a memorable bow of your own.

  • DIY Christmas ornaments.Decorate the family’s gifts with ornaments from the tree to create a cohesive holiday look from the tree topper down to the presents. You may also create reindeer silhouettes and glue them onto a plain wrapper for a warm holiday touch!

Pixel Weave

Apply your knowledge of basic weaving to your gift wrapping. You can use just about anything to create the weave,as long as it is pliable, the right width, and relatively flat. Yarn, ribbon, embroidery floss, or even strips of paper, work well.

To create the weave, cut pieces of your chosen material into a length that will wrap all the way around the package, securing it on both ends using tape, or by tying a knot if you’re using string. Start weaving in and out with your second batch of material until the pattern is to your liking. See your woven ribbon work its wonders on a plain gift box.

Vintage Clothing and Accessories

Breathe new life into an old polo, a blouse, or even a pair of colorful tights by using them as gift wrap! To wrap a gift using tights, cut off the toe, put your gift box or the gift itself in one leg, and cut again, leaving a few inches on each side for tying. Give the gift a heartwarming, personal touch by adding a few more decorative elements, such as artificial flowers or even an old brooch.

Statement Boxes

If you are in a hurry or do not feel craftsy enough, find a savior in the form of decorative gift boxes. Secure the lid with an embellished ponytail holder that little girls will cherish. Add pizzazz to a plain box with basic paper cutouts, such as a DIY paper necktie for the gentleman in your life. Lace works just as well to add a special touch to a pre-made box.

Old Sheets of Papers

Don’t let old newspapers, maps, or wallpaper go to waste – repurpose them as an unlikely yet eye-catching gift wrapper. This idea allows you not only to recycle, but also to achieve a shabby chic look in your gift-giving.

Add a card and your own personal message (written in calligraphy, if you know how), and your masterpiece will undoubtedly bring a warm smile and heartfelt thanks to your loved one’s face.

Have you tried any of these ideas? Tell us how it went, and share your own creative gift-wrapping ideas with us in the comments below!

How to String Christmas Lights on Your Christmas Tree

Christmas tree lights brighten up holiday celebrations and bring a twinkle to the eyes of both the young and the old. A Christmas tree without lights is like a candle without a flame, decorative but lacking warmth and luster. If you’re looking to start your holiday decorating early this season, now is the best time to learn how to string lights on your Christmas tree. Tree Classics gives you this easy to follow guide to stringing Christmas lights. It aims to make the whole process as simple and worry-free as possible for the busy homeowner.

Things to Consider

Before stringing your Christmas lights, you need to consider the height and width of your tree because this will be the basis for the number of lights you will need. Depending on how the lights are connected to each other, you can choose from two types: stacked lights and end-to-end lights.

  • Stacked lights

    This type of lighting allows for additional strings to be connected on both ends of the plug, letting you connect more light strands as needed.

  • End-to-end lights
    End-to-end lights

    This type only allows a single connection at one end of the plug, making it an ideal choice for smaller Christmas trees.

Stringing the Lights

What You Will Need:

    • New string of lights
    • Artificial Christmas tree
    • Step ladder
    • Electrical outlet

Step-by-step guide:

      1. Lay out the light strings on a flat surface. Plug them in to make sure all the bulbs are working and replace any that don’t. Restringing the tree with the strings plugged in is recommended so you’ll know exactly where the lights go on the tree. Don’t forget to put on your insulated gloves as a safety precaution against electric shock.
      2. As you set up the light strands, you can also start fluffing the branches of the tree. This is to ensure that cord is not too stretched out once you finished arranging the foliage of your Christmas tree later on.
      3. Begin setting up the Christmas light strands from the top of the tree then work your way to the bottom. You can use a step ladder to reach the top of taller trees. From the center pole, weave the lights through the branches until you get to the outermost tips, then weave them back again toward the trunk. Repeat this process for all the other branches.
      4. To keep the electrical load for the cord in a safe range, remember to only connect up to 300 lights end to end. After the first 300, plug in the next set of lights to a second outlet.
      5. Check the lighting for your Christmas tree by dimming any overhead lights in the room or by turning them off completely. This will allow you to look for bare spots or busted bulbs. Adjust the lights as you see fit.

Safety Precautions

      • Never plug more than two extension cords together. This is to make sure that the cord can handle the electrical load and avoid any short circuits. Also, double check if the cord can handle the wattage of the bulbs.Make sure that lights have the same wattage to prevent power surges.
      • Make sure that lights have the same wattage to prevent power surges.
      • Plug each light strand before hanging them on your tree to see if they are working. This will allow you to detect problems at the onset.
      • Remember to remove all tags from the lights.
      • Using a power strip is recommended because, aside from making it easier to switch your lights on and off, it provides an additional built-in circuit breaker.

The beauty of a Christmas tree depends largely on how you maintain it each year. Taking the time to string lights on it and decorate it with your family will ensure that you have a magnificent tree for many seasons to come.

Photo by State Farm via Flickr. CC BY 2.0

How to Transition Your Home Décor from Autumn to Christmas

Transitioning your home décor from season to season is not as difficult as it may seem. Most practical homeowners will tell you that the key to a smooth and convenient change of décor lies in how crafty you were able to choose your centerpieces and accents. Just like in switching from autumn to holiday décor, you can match the atmosphere of each season by using items in similar shades. Décor pieces, such as red, orange, and yellow leaves, feature colors that are associated with fall and Christmas ornaments. These items showcase both the heartwarming appeal of autumn and the festive ambiance of the Yuletide season.

In this edition of the Tree Classics blog, we present four helpful tips on how you can combine elements of autumn and Christmas in your home décor. By adorning your traditional Christmas decorations with the vibrant colors of autumn, you can easily prepare your home for the festivities of the holidays.

Wheat Christmas Wreaths

Since autumn represents abundance and growth, consider decorative elements that will give the look and feel of the country. You can opt to use natural wheat stalks as accents, or combine them with green stalks for a little contrast. Assemble your wheat on a circular wire base, which is ideally 24 inches in diameter, before inserting some pine cones and dried or plastic fruits into it. Attach a red ribbon or any accessory of your choice to the wheat décor then hang it above the fireplace or on your front door. You can also include pine cones and artichokes in your creation as shown in this photo.

Fruity Garland

Spruce up your staircase banister or archway with garlands embellished with colorful fruits. All you have to do is fasten clusters of assorted plastic fruits to your Christmas garland before attaching it to the banister. Most garlands are nine feet in length, but you can opt for a longer or shorter one depending on your decorating preference. Just be sure that the length of your garland matches the length of your banister because it has to be completely covered. You also have the option to insert pine cones and string your garland with Christmas lights.

DIY Table Runner

If you consider the dining room the most important part of the house during the holidays, as most people do, perhaps it’s time to get creative with the decorative pieces you intend to put in this area. Consider incorporating the shades of fall and Christmas in a table runner, such as this chevron bean table runner. It may seem too intricate, but it only requires a craft paper and assorted colors of beans. If you’re not a big fan of beans, you can opt for flowers, leaves, twigs, and dried fruits. Make sure that you compress all the elements of your design together to leave no sign of the craft paper.

Autumn White Christmas Tree

Another great way to decorate for Christmas using fall décor is by using a white Christmas tree instead of the traditional green. This allows your tree ornaments in earth tones such as twigs and pine cones to stand out even more. You can also add warmth to the white foliage by adorning it with colorful berries and other similar fruit décor. Finish up your wintry display by placing an adorable gold narrow garland over your white Christmas tree. Your holiday centerpiece should serve as an indicator that autumn is gradually paving the way for winter, so keep the trimmings to a minimum.

With these Christmas decorating tips from Tree Classics, preparing your home for the upcoming holidays will not only be easier but a lot of fun too!

Tree Classics Product Feature: Venetian Elegance Wreath and Garland

As far as holiday decorating goes, artificial wreaths and garlands provide an excellent way to enhance the timeless appeal of Christmas displays. Whether used as accents or as centerpieces on their own, these decorative pieces easily infuse space with the warm and festive atmosphere that the Yuletide season is known for. And since they are a lot smaller compared to Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands also make versatile decorating options that allow you to highlight different corners of your home.

To help you choose the best holiday accents for your home, we take a look at Tree Classics’ Venetian Elegance Wreath and Garland. Featuring a gorgeous combination of evergreen foliage and classic Christmas trimmings, this holiday showpiece brings the magnificence of the season to your display.

Quality Evergreen Foliage 

Venetian Elegance Wreath and Garland

Inspired by the rustic beauty of live evergreen trees, the Venetian Elegance Wreath and Garland features lush dark green needles made of a mixture of high quality pine and PVC tips. The rich foliage of this wreath and garland lets you add the elegance of nature to your Christmas display. Place the Venetian Elegance on your entryway to turn it into a heartwarming welcome for guests, or hang it above your holiday mantel to create a charming centerpiece that your family and friends will surely love.

Classic Holiday Adornments

Pine cones, red flowers and bronze ornaments

The beautiful foliage of the Venetian Elegance already makes it a breathtaking fixture on any room, but with its lavish adornments of holiday trimmings, our Christmas wreath and garland combination simply transforms spaces into a vision of Yuletide elegance. Decorated with pine cones, bronze ornaments, gold streaks, and red flowers, the Venetian Elegance infuses homes with the timelessness of classic Christmas décor.

High Performance Christmas Lights

The Venetian Elegance wreath and garland also features UL-approved bright clear lights to let you decorate both indoor and outdoor spaces. Professionally strung to hide the light strands, these high-quality Christmas lights allow our wreath and garland to sparkle with a warm and inviting brilliance seen even in dark winter evenings.

This season, usher in the holidays with a magnificent Christmas display with Tree Classics’ charming Venetian Elegance Wreath and Garland. For more information on our Christmas products, stay tuned to the Tree Classics blog.

Decorating Tips: How to Create a DIY Gallery Wall

Whether you’ve just moved in to a new home or simply trying to add flare to an uninspired room, a do-it-yourself gallery wall is one of the best ways to bring prominence and personality to any room, wall, or hallway. Not only does it add a charming and festive highlight to spaces, but it also offers homeowners a more fun way to feature memorable items from the past, such as family photographs and souvenirs from holiday vacations.

In this edition of the Tree Classics blog, we present to you four quick and easy tips on how you can create your own DIY gallery wall. You can draw inspiration on how it should look by using items you would normally think are reserved for the Christmas season.

Step 1: Gathering Your Materials

A DIY gallery wall is extremely personal, so the materials you would want to use should focus on what is important to you. Using photos of your family from Christmas holidays and other celebrations can make your gallery wall instantly homey. Placing letter cutouts as monograms, on the other hand, can give your DIY gallery wall a more unique touch. You can also use a round Christmas wreath as a contrast to square shaped picture frames. There are dozens of way to incorporate your treasured Christmas decorations in your gallery.

For the tools, you will need a hammer, some nails, a pair of scissors, a pencil, a level, a tape measure, and some newspaper. You can also use a few splashes of paint if you want to add burst of color to your gallery wall. Once you’ve got your materials down, it’s time to set it up.

Step 2: Planning the Look

One of the most important steps in creating a DIY gallery wall is planning. Dealing with different shapes, sizes, and colors can be difficult without the proper planning. Knowing what goes where is crucial to making a balanced DIY gallery wall. You can easily do this by cutting out silhouettes of your design materials using a pair of scissors and some old newspapers. Remember to punch holes in the newspaper using a pencil.

If you’re using a Christmas wreath or decorative plates for your wall, the holes will help you correctly frame them. Using tape and newspaper cut-outs to try out different combinations can save you time and unnecessary holes in the walls. Once you’ve decided on where everything will be and the newspaper cut-outs are taped in place, you can now introduce more permanent materials.

Step 3: Hammering Your Points

After choosing which items you’re going to place on the gallery wall, you can now use the holes we punched earlier as a guide to where you’ll place your nails. Use a level to make sure that everything is balanced on the horizontal. This is crucial because you would not want your design materials leaning over to one side. Carefully, use the hammer to put your nails in place. Once every nail is set, you can now start finishing up your wall.

Step 4: Adding Your Wall Décor

Finally, you’re ready to start placing your design materials on your wall. Remove the newspaper cut-out just before hanging the décor  it represents. This will help you avoid any undue confusion while placing the items on your DIY gallery wall.

Sometimes, a brilliant idea comes up when you’re halfway done, but don’t fret. For instance, you may want to place a sconce to add lighting for special occasions, or add a garland as a border to enclose your gallery.  Planning helps minimize work, so don’t be afraid to make last minute adjustments to make your gallery wall as personal as you want it to be.

A DIY gallery wall is a rewarding way to personalize your home, and using holiday decors such as a holiday wreath or a Christmas portrait makes it fun and cost-effective. For more stylish and convenient tips on home decorating especially for the holidays, stay tuned to the Tree Classics blog. We’d also love to hear about your own decorating ideas for DIY gallery walls on our official Facebook page!

How to Brighten Up Your Holiday Display with Tree Classics

Christmas is a season of lights, colors and sounds. Now that the holidays are just around the corner, households are turning to holiday displays to create a brilliant atmosphere that will inspire the season’s festivities. In this post, Tree Classics features some ideas for brightening up your home and welcoming the Yuletide spirit with the gentle luminescence of Christmas lights.

Christmas light strings

Christmas lights are indispensable especially in months leading to Christmas and New Year. They create an energizing ambiance that rouses cheer and excitement in everyone. Because of the popularity of these lights, homeowners have come up with a lot of ideas to put them up uniquely.

Christmas lights are commonly seen as a complement to other holiday decorations. But more than an ornament, these lights can actually turn into a light fixture!

This homemade chandelier is a brilliant way to combine a holiday decorating purpose with the everyday function of a light fixture. To create this wonderful showpiece, wrap your Tree Classics’ Christmas lights all over a metal chandelier frame. Hang your new Christmas lights chandelier and enjoy its radiance as it lends your home a unique touch and a festive glow.

Pre-lit wreaths

Christmas wreaths are most commonly seen on the front door, and over the fireplace mantle. Because most of them come pre-lit, they are often placed to give rooms a lovely and inviting glow.

Pre-lit artificial Christmas wreath

If you want to display a wreath in a space that’s away from an electrical outlet, a battery-operated wreath makes an excellent choice. The Grand Fir Christmas Wreath from Tree Classics not only boasts of lush and layered foliage, it also gives off a heartwarming radiance with its battery-powered LED lights. Its timer feature makes it easy for you to hang it anywhere you want and have it turned off automatically at a certain time.

Grand Fir Christmas Wreath

To enhance the glow of your pre-lit artificial wreath, try hanging it over a mirror or any other glossy surface that can reflect your wreath’s luminosity.

Another unique way to display your pre-lit wreaths is to turn them into a hanging Christmas tree. First, stack the wreaths according to their sizes, with the small wreaths placed on top of the big ones. Next, tie the wreaths together using a ribbon, leaving a space between each one to allow the ribbon to be seen. Finally, display your unique Christmas tree by hanging it from a ceiling hook, or secure it to a sturdy chandelier or pendant light fixture. You can also use a single wreath for this project, as long as it is dazzling and exceptional on its own.

Pre-lit garlands

Christmas garlands make stunning decorations on any space, and when pre-strung with Christmas lights, they become even more enchanting as holiday accents.

Garlands are a must-have for homes with staircases. They highlight the beautiful angles and lines that add interest and draw attention your home’s design. Whether you stretch them along the handrails, or let them drape, pre-lit garlands are a gorgeous accent for your interiors.

Show your guests the way to your home by highlighting doorways with pre-lit Christmas garlands. Not only do they illuminate the entryway, they also serve as a preview to the ornament ensemble you have put up throughout your home. Tree Classics’ Venetian Elegance Christmas Wreath offers a timeless and luxurious accent for your entryways courtesy of its pine cone and bronze ornaments, gold streaks and red flower embellishments.

Venetian Elegance Christmas Wreath

No cupboards and countertops will ever be overlooked when brightened up with pre-lit garlands. By making your kitchen look as festive as the living room, you will get more inspired to prepare your best dishes for the holidays.

Your creativity is best unleashed for this season of merriment. Have a brighter home with the brilliance of Christmas lights and pre-lit foliage products.

Where and How to Hang your Christmas Garland

A garland is a classic holiday decoration that can be hung almost anywhere and in any way you want. Whether or not it’s embellished with lights or ornaments, the foliage creates a festive atmosphere as it brings a touch of nature into your home. In this post, Tree Classics features some of the spaces where you can display the all-around foliage for a lovely holiday ambience.

Doorways and arches

The entryway is a great place to hang a garland. Often paired with a wreath, a garland bordering the front door receives your guests with cheer and warmth. Flank the door frame with this foliage piece with the help of a set of screw-eyes installed around the frame. The heavier the garland, the more screws you will need. Thread pieces of wire through each screw-eye, and then use these wires to secure the garland.

Garlands are also perfect for highlighting interior arches. Hang a garland here the same way you would on a doorframe. If you don’t want to drill holes on the walls, use command hooks. These hooks can stick to almost any surface and can be removed neatly.


Garlands can cheer up a plain staircase. If you want to draw your guests’ eyes upwards, tie it along the handrail on a straight line using yarn or wire. If you want it to serve as an accent for your foyer, create a pattern by making it go in and out of the balusters, or let it drape by tying different segments of the garland to the handrail. For a touch of fun, use ribbons that match your decorating motif.

Fireplace Mantle

Mantle swags are not the only foliage that can go with the fireplace. If you want to cover the entire mantle, use a long garland that you can drape toward the floor. Stick some command hooks on the mantle to keep the garland in its place. For added color or sparkle, clip some ornaments on the garland’s needle tips.


The columns in the front porch are a good canvas for these verdant decorative pieces. Screw a hook to the ceiling near the pillar, and then attach one end of the garland to the hook with thread or wire. Wrap the garland around the column until it reaches the bottom, letting some areas of the pillar show through. Secure the other end of the garland to the floor with a tack nail. If you want to cover the column entirely, you will need to extend the garland’s length by attaching another piece to the end of the first one. Top off the decorated column with a huge red ribbon for a bright accent.


When bordered with garlands, the porch ceiling is a charming sight, especially when lit with clear or multicolor lights. Screw eye bolts to the ceiling and hang the garlands from them with yarn or wire. Stretch out the foliage to form a straight line, or let it hang loose with some parts draping from the ceiling.

With creativity and imagination, you can discover some more places, and ways to hang these timeless Christmas decorations. Adorn your home with garlands to inspire a festive ambience for the holidays.