My cold is finally gone! My energy level is almost back to normal!
Being under the weather has really impacted my decorating schedule….but I FINALLY got the stairways done!
I always love looking at all the ideas for elegant banisters in the magazines…Aren’t these lovely?
Then reality sets in!
- the decorations have to last through the season…so live greens are not an option!
- We don’t have a way to add lights without extension cords laying across traffic areas….no lights for us!
- We actually hang on to the railings when we go up and down the steps….go figure…so the rail needs to be exposed!
I kind of like how they turned out this year….Read on to see!
Remember the Magnolia leaves on the dining room for Thanksgiving?
The ones I was conditioning in glycerine to use for Christmas?
Well….when they dried out…even in the glycerine, they were UGLY!!!
OMG…I spent 12 dollars on something that I was going to have to throw away….
I separated all the UGLY leaves….got out some bronze craft paint….and made them pretty again!
Our family room and kitchen are tones of gold and brown…so I stay with that color wave for the Christmas Decor. It can be elegant or rustic….depending on my MOOD!
I used the glue gun and glued bunches of the bronzed magnolia leaves to a clipping of artificial greenery…twisted that on to the swag going up the banister.
The swag is tied underneath to leave the banister free for a safe hand rail…..
Since burlap is “all the rage”….I used strips of it to make simple bows!
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When we lived in our home we lived in before we downsized last year I always loved to decorate the banister for the holidays in a similar manner. It gives the home such a festive look. Very pretty Mary! Thank You for sharing.
Well you are a great problem solver indeed. Looks simply gorgeous. I never decorate our banister and I really love the way they look. You did a great job and I thank you for sharing.
I think it's so pretty when people decorate the stairway and railings in their home. We have a few small sets of stairs that this would be perfect for! Now I just have to keep my cat from eating it…