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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!
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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.
- Buy the freshest cedar garland you can find to ensure longevity.
- Store in a cool area until ready to use.
- Before hanging, submerge garlands in water.
- Spritz with water daily.
- Keep away from direct sunlight and heat vents.
- Use an anti-desiccant spray (also called an anti transparent) to help seal in the moisture.
- You can also purchase the anti-desiccant product as a concentrate, which can be mixed with your water prior to soaking your fresh greens. I have found this to be less messy than the spray bottle of Wilt Stop and perhaps even more thorough, ensuring that all the greenery is covered.
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!
(This option is the best price around, at just $50/25 feet. However, it may require a club membership.)
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 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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