By Renae Frey

How to Create A Blue And White Christmas Stairway Garland

How to Create A Blue And White Christmas Stairway Garland

Hey Friends! Boy, am I glad that you are here. I’m sure that you have been hearing a lot about Christmas in July, right? Today, I am joining a talented group of ladies sharing Blue and White Christmas decor. If you are coming over from my friend, Leslie’s, welcome! I’m so glad that you are here.

You could imagine how excited my husband was when he got home from a business trip and saw that I had decorated the stairway with the most gorgeous blue and white Christmas garland, ever-in the middle of July.

Who doesn’t love a staircase beautifully decorated for Christmas?

I absolutely love to decorate my staircase for the holidays. There is just something about a beautiful garland draped down the banister. It puts me back to “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Are you watching Christmas movies yet? Blue is my favorite color, yet this is the very first year that I have decorated with blue for Christmas. When you add blue and gingham in the same sentence, you know that is going to be stunning.

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I started with a garland with greenery, pinecones and twinkle lights all woven together.
You can easily attach multiple garlands by twisting the wire ends together and plugging in the electrical wires.

I started at the top of the stairs at the first stair post. I attached the “plug in” end of the garland to the post with a plastic tie similar to a zip tie(these ties are reusable and last for years), zip ties will work as well. After the garland had been packed in a storage bucket for a year, I fluffed the garland a bit to make it look more natural.

Next, I added a thinner pine garland.

I tucked the thinner pine garland into the first garland.

A snowy pine cone pick.
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See video for full instructions.

Then I added in the snowy pinecone picks, to add a bit of white and whimsy. Get snowy pine picks here. (These picks aren’t identical to the picks that I used but they would look great for this project.)

To finish it off, I added a gingham bow at each swag.

To make the bow, I used a 2″ wired ginghan ribbon , fabric scissors, floral wire and wire cutters. Don’t know how to make a bow? See a “how to” video here.

At the newell post, the larger post at the bottom of the stairs, I added more of the snowy picks and a larger bow for more impact. And now, my poor husband gets to enjoy a beautifully decorated Blue and White Christmas garland for months to come.

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13 thoughts on “How to Create A Blue And White Christmas Stairway Garland”

  1. Leslie Watkins

    Love your video for this one, Renae! Please share the names of those clear wraps to attach your garland…I have always used green Velcro wraps and then the wire that looks like Christmas greenery; but, yours look like they hold the weight so much better! Beautiful job!

  2. You have the perfect staircase for garland! Love the look of a banister decked out for the holidays! Glad to hop with you.

  3. I bet your husband did wonder about you! What a gorgeous staircase! It deserves the full out treatment and you delivered. Your video is great, btw.

  4. Rene this is stunning! I’ll be upping my game this year to keep up with you!!!

  5. Really beautiful garland with great how to instruction. Thanks Renae!

  6. Your instructions were so easy to follow!
    The garland is so beautiful, you have inspired me for this Christmas.
    Thank you for sharing your project with the blog hop, too!.

  7. I just love how your stair garland looks. I’ve always wanted an open staircase like that so I can decorate it for winter/Christmas but so far no luck. Mine isn’t open and can’t be opened so I will live vicariously through you!

  8. Not only is your garland stunning….but those brick floors are AMAZING! Oh my gosh, they are gorgeous!!!

    1. Thank you so much. The brick floors are one of my favorite parts of the whole house. Hugs to you.

  9. Your holiday garland is gorgeous, Renae! Your staircase looks like it was made for holiday decorating! I love your video tutorial. I will definitely be ordering those clear plastic ties for decorating this year. Thank you for sharing!

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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