Gorgeous Christmas Bannister

Published November 07, 2012

Use greens from your garden for this idea if you can.

Simply Gorgeous

 

This year bring serenity home for the holidays with monochromatic colours and softly stated tones of green, gold and cream. An understated d├ęcor is always beautiful in any home. For a traditional Christmas garland use rich shades of green and give your stair banister timeless appeal. Add a dash of texture, colour and sparkle to remind you how special the holiday season can be.

 

Materials

 

Fresh Christmas greens (such as pine and cedar boughs)

Fresh berries

Green wire

Ball ornaments

Wired Bird decorations

Miniature green, artificial decorations

*Battery-operated mini lights (optional)

 

Clean your banister of any dirt, dust and debris with a damp towel. Let dry. Apply your green boughs working from the bottom of the banister upwards. Attach them one by one with the green wire making sure the ends overlap each other and the wire is hidden.

 

Once the greens are in place attach your light strand. Be sure to tuck the wires in as much as possible so as to avoid seeing hardware. Carefully hide the battery pack under the green boughs.

 

Next add the larger items such as the ball ornaments and large birds. Evenly space them along the banister. Add your miniature items in a random fashion and fill in any gaps that may be obvious.

 

The fresh boughs should last 2 weeks or so before they really start to dry out. I find the more hardy greens like the pine boughs drop less needles over time than the cedar boughs.

 

In the evening, turn on your mini lights and watch the banister twinkle. The effect is quite pretty.