quick. easy. cheap. | stylish christmas decor

A while back I was topic hunting & someone suggested I offer up some tips on tasteful holiday decor. I love to decorate for the holidays. Making them special, fabulous & classy is something I work hard to do. There are some BEAUTIFUL decorations out there, but for every one that is beautiful, there is also something horribly tacky. So, to help inspire you to make your home beautiful for the holidays, I have a very easy project for you to do this weekend & you need nothing more than two hands & a big box store to make it happen. ;)

I feel like the most prominent piece of holiday decor is a banister with garland. I love the feel of them & the nighttime glow is so pretty! After living with my boring Costco prelit garlands for a few years, I decided to sass them up last year. I double checked & all the supplies are still available this year, so I thought I’d show you how to add some sparkle & glam to your blah garlands.

I added three simple pieces of coordinating decor, plus some ribbon. I like to decorate with deep jewel tones. I look for anything rich & glittery, not too bright or I think it looks cheap. All three pieces here are from Hobby Lobby & they are currently 50% off, taking each little stem to between 50 cents & a dollar. You can find similar items at Michaels. I’d look for one more substantial piece (like the fruit/pine cones) and then add a couple simple stems for texture in coordinating colors.

I stuck the decorative stems into the garland at reasonably regular intervals. I didn’t secure them, just stuck them in, so I can easily remove them at the end of the season.

& voila! For about $20 my cheapie garland went from looking drab to feeling fab. How easy was that?

Happy weekend! :)

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.