Fresh pine garlands fill a room with the fragrant smell of pine needles. For many, this smell is the hallmark of the holiday season. Handmade pine garlands give any holiday decorations a vintage or old-fashioned appearance that is suitable for nearly any style of holiday decorating. Make the garlands only a day or two in advance, to prevent them from drying out before the big event.
Items you will need
- Hedge clippers
- Pine boughs
- Floral wire
- Berry garland (optional)
Cut the pine boughs into smaller branches of different lengths, about 18 to 20 inches in length. Make sure there are pine needles on each section of bough.
Tie the different sections of pine branches together with floral wire. Stagger the direction that each branch faces, so that you produce a full garland that does not have bare patches.
Tie sections of floral wire around the part of the garland where you want to hang it. Twist the wire around the garland about three times, then split the wires in two. Twist the top portion of the wire together, forming a loop.
Hang the garland from doorways, over arches, across mantels, down staircases and across balconies to decorate a home with fresh holiday greenery in an old-fashioned style. You can also add berry garlands to the pine garland to give the decorations a pop of color.
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