A Bit of Holiday Cheer

I talked myself out of a Christmas tree, so I’m adding sprigs of greenery everywhere to make up for it. Tiny cypress topiaries, faux fir bedecking our four-post bed, and I may even torture the fiddle leaf fig with a few ornaments. In the Living Room, the simple cuttings that brightened my Thanksgiving tablescape are now livening up our mantle as a holiday garland.

Homemade Holiday Garland

I strung the stems together with wire, then wound them up with store-bought bead strands (one of the silliest purchases I’ve made in recent memory- half of the glitter is now embedded in my carpet). The garland is hung with removable adhesive hooks, disguised by bows of black satin ribbon. The whole project was easy-as-can-be, minus some feline and canine interference (“What’s that? I can bite it? What’s that? I can have it?”).

Coincidentally, it’s a lazy way to disguise the cord for the new lucite sconce!

Homemade Holiday GarlandI’m liking how the garland works here- adding a frame to the fireplace, referencing the shape of the lucite fixture. Symmetry… creativity… my whole brain is happy.

Best of all, the house is finally feeling more festive! Just in time, as we have friends gathering at WarLock Manor tonight to snip paper snowflakes and sip spiked cider- and that’s just the kind of holiday cheer I like best.

2 thoughts on “A Bit of Holiday Cheer

  1. Maggie

    So pretty! No tree because of Pearl? Thisbe has developed an interest in our tree out of the blue. Sigh. Also, I’m obsessed with that sconce. Can you hardwire it there?

    1. Elizabeth Post author

      Indeed, no tree due to stick/branch/leaf-obsessed pup! I do have another plan in motion though…

      Unfortunately, no easy way to hardwire the sconce in that particular spot. I’m shopping for a more attractive cloth cord- and hoping for that “perfectly imperfect” look.

      We’ll miss you at the snowflake & cider party!


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