Christmas greenery is one of the main staples of holiday décor. Just because it’s a staple doesn’t mean it has to be boring. There are so many fun and creative ways to use Christmas greenery in your home, from traditional wreaths and garlands to more unique and unexpected displays.
I’ve used faux and real greenery when decorating for the holidays. I’m here to tell you, it’s okay to mix them both, too!
Where Can I Use My Greenery?
I use garland and wreaths in several areas of my home during the Christmas season. Here are a few creative ways to use Christmas greenery in your home:
- Hang a wreath from an unexpected place. I love hanging a wreath on my entry doors however, try hanging one from a mirror, a chair, or even a cupboard in your kitchen.
- Create a garland for your mantel or staircase. Use a variety of greenery, such as pine, fir, and cedar, to create a lush and festive garland. You can also add other elements to your garland, such as berries, pinecones, or ornaments. If you are lucky, you will be able to forage some of these items and save a few dollars.
- Make a centerpiece for your dining table. Arrange Christmas greenery, candles, and other holiday items to create a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table. I’ve even draped garland down the center of my table. Garland makes a beautiful presentation!
- Use greenery to decorate your banister. Wrap greenery around your banister or tie it in bows for a festive look. Garland on the staircase can be so stunning!
- Use greenery to decorate your gifts. Wrap your gifts in brown paper or a solid color paper and tie them with a sprig of greenery for a rustic and natural look.
Last Christmas, I used a small boxwood wreath on each of my dining room chairs. It was classy, festive and so easy to do. You can see all the details in my post How to Decorate an Old Fashion Cottage Christmas.
This year, I made DIY Mini Pinecone Wreaths for my chairs. Just as easy, but a slightly different look.
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Today is day 3 of the 7 days of Christmas, and as you can guess, it’s all about greenery to use in your holiday decor! Sit back and get ready for loads of inspiration!
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This is a great project to get the whole family involved in!
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Who doesn’t love free!!?
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How fun would this be for a gal-pal night?!
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7 Days of Christmas
- Day 1 – Christmas DIY
- Day 2 – Christmas Trees
- Day 3 – Holiday Greenery
- Day 4 – Festive Entryways
- Day 5 – Holiday Home Decor
- Day 6 – Gift Wrapping Fun
- Day 7 – Holiday Table Decor
Creative Ways to Use Christmas Greenery in Your Home
No matter how you choose to use it, Christmas greenery is a beautiful and versatile way to decorate your home for the holidays. Remember, don’t be afraid to mix different greens to create a one of a kind piece!
Come back tomorrow for day four of the 7 days of Christmas. I can’t wait to share all the goodness!