Whether you’re shopping for fresh pine garland or a pre-lit, artificial pine garland, learn everything you need to know! Find out where to shop for the very best fresh and faux options, how to keep garlands looking fresh longer, and so much more.
Also called pine roping, it’s one of the most traditional Christmas evergreens and makes a beautiful garland. Learn where to find them and how to hang them!
We’ve chatted a bit about fresh and faux Christmas Greens and Garlands recently, but this post is dedicated to one of my favorite inexpensive options: Pine Garland! There’s just something about this easy, soft style that warms my heart for the holidays.
I love cedar garland and pine most of all, I think. I’ve used boxwood and magnolia garland in the past, too, as well as heavy mixed garlands. But there is something about the relaxed feel of pine that just speaks to my minimalist style!
This style tends to be thinner than mixed garlands, making them easier to style over mantels, doorways and entries. They truly couldn’t be easier to hang, and they are also so easy to find in your local stores.
Pine is a less expensive garland than others, which also makes it easier to incorporate into your home this season. Whether you’re looking for a new artificial pine garland this year, or sticking with fresh, we’re going to cover all the details and show you the sources you’ll need!
One of my favorite things about this particular style of garland is that it captures the seasonal, local style of our own trees right here in the Midwest. This goes for both color and style, actually – there’s just something special about bringing the outdoors in!
You know I love natural elements in my home more than hauling bins of Christmas decor up and down the stairs every year. While I can’t always have a fresh Christmas tree, I can always add a little bit of pine to our home to bring the scent and style of the outdoors, in!
Pine garland is affordable because it’s a renewable resource and they are a fast growing evergreen. The artificial pine garlands often come with a little snow or flocking edges, mimicking the look of these evergreens in the wild.
Fresh pine can last up to two weeks inside your home, and much longer outdoors if you’re in a seasonal climate.
Click through for a comprehensive guide for all my best tips and tricks! Here’s a few of my favorites to get you started.
- Store in a cool area until ready to use.
- Before hanging, submerge garlands in water.
- Use an anti-desiccant spray.
- Spritz with water daily.
- Keep away from direct sunlight and heat vents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! Snip pine stems, or purchase it fresh from a local retailer. Connect the pieces using floral wire or even floral twine, wrapping around the base of each stem and spacing them apart accordingly.
Be careful though, pine is notorious for sappy stems. Use gloves and work outdoors, if possible!
It looks beautiful over a traditional fireplace mantel, over a doorway between rooms, on an entry door or hanging from a porch. Anywhere you can dream it, pine garland adds a little magic to your home!
Using removable adhesive hooks allows you to hang garlands without damaging walls. You can also add a small, hidden nail around door frames and on mantels if you’re confident you’ll use them year to year.
Fresh Pine Garland Sources
I often have the best luck finding fresh garlands locally at stores like Trader Joe’s and even Costco. However, if you’d like to have some shipped right to your door -here are a few great options!
Fresh Pine Boughs – make your own garland!
15 ft Mixed Cedar and Pine Roping
Artificial Pine Garland Sources
While you might spend a bit more upfront on artificial options, they can be reused year after year. That can sometimes make them a better investment – plus, they often come pre-lit! If not, just add a strand of my favorite copper fairy lights, and you’re good to go!
Smokey Garland, 6 feet
What do you think? Are you a fan of fresh garlands in your home, too? I’d love to hear from you, especially if you incorporate any of these beauties into your holiday decor this year!
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