Today I am sharing how to use a garland for holidays and everyday. I’ll show how I easily dress up tablescapes with some greenery.
This was such a fun post to put together! I had a great time digging through my own items, including vintage vases and scraps of material.
I flipped through new magazines and visited some stores to see what they did for their displays. It was all in the name of research dear readers (wink wink).
And then I created three tablescapes showing the garland in three settings. Hope you enjoy!
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How to use a garland everyday.
Do you always have a centerpiece out on your dining table or just for parties and special occasions?
I frequently have one large vase or a few bud vases grouped together.
However, when Lights.com reached out about a collaboration, I was excited to try something different and experiment with their garland.
Let’s walk through the ways I used it.
How to use garland at an impromptu brunch, to level up your take out, or for a small intimate celebration.
The 6 ft Eucalyptus garland has a flexible wire, ,which makes it easy to sort of bend it on edges of tables to prevent it from slipping. This flexibility means it is also easy to roll up when it’s not in use.
Try adding a garland to a buffet, bar cart or other serving area.
I have two of the garlands and I used one on the dining table and the other set out on the buffet.
Layer garland over a runner.
This isn’t actually a runner. It is some remnant fabric I have! I added a few vintage brass vases and the Lights.com Arden brass candlesticks in both their large and small sizes; medium is also available to complete the look.
By taking away and adding pieces, you can take the look more casual or formal.
Heading into the holidays
Of course these garlands are perfect for the holidays!
For a romantic look I combined both garlands to drape over the edges of the table.
How to use a garland at Thanksgiving!
With the addition of the Lights.com velvet pumpkins in Moss green and Warm Sand and the pampas wreath I made, it is an easy transition to a Thanksgiving table!
To create different levels of interest, I set the pumpkins on top of candle holders that I’ve had for years.
Mix in some earthy elements.
The sisal chargers, rattan napkin rings and the bit of dried wheat bring in the harvest touch.
How to use a garland for Winter holidays
Of course this garland is perfect for Christmas!
Did I mention it lights up? Yes! It is pre-lit with dainty fairy lights. Dreamy!
Use the garland shaped as a wreath for a centerpiece.
I used one garland and wrapped it into a circle to mimic a wreath as a centerpiece.
How pretty is the glow of the lights reflecting off of the metallic napkin ring?
Add in some Christmas shine.
These are the Juniper Glass Trees from Lights.com in the Champagne color. They also light up!
I am so excited to use the trees and wreath throughout the holidays!
Oh and did you notice the burgundy candles? They are the Infinity Wick Taper Candles
from Lights.com. I love to incorporate a bit of red at Christmas. Seattle gets very dark, very early in the winter. I often light candles to add warmth. I will even do this if we have leftovers or take out. It just makes a dreary night a bit brighter.
And a great feature about the candles is the remote! My son has been loving to turn them on when we set the dinner table. It makes even a dinner of box macaroni and corn dogs feel fancy lol.
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Very pretty. Would love to use the ideas for Valentines Day, Easter & bridal showers.
Thank you so much! The garland would be perfect on all of those occasions!
All the ideas are so elegant! I really love the touch of brass and gold throughout!
Thank you! I’m always a sucker for some shine! Have a great day!!
Beautiful garland and it is great that you can style it to enjoy in any season.
Thank you! I had so much putting together the different looks 🌠
Oh my gosh, Marie! You styled everything so beautiful! So many great ideas! The glass Christmas trees are my favorite by far!
Thank you so much! It was a joy to mix all of the beautiful products with things I already have. Getting excited for the holidays ✨
My favorite too
Oh, how perfect! I love that garland! I need that to add to so many ideas you shared. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!
Thank you! I’m happy you stopped by today 💗
Amazing, I have two of these garlands and it never dawns on me to use them for the colder months. Thanks for the inspiration! Your flowers look gorgeous too!
Thank you! They look beautiful year round for sure! Have a happy day!!
I love garland but I will second the comment above I Neve use them, I am going to have to dig them out.
Wow Marie!!! I love how you styled the garland in so many different ways! I also am in love with the glass trees, the brass candlesticks and the velvet pumpkins. I had no idea Lights.com had so many different items. What a fabulous collaboration!!! Your styling is impeccable!!!
Thanks Crystal! I’m so glad you like the ideas. Yes, Lights.com has such a great selection! Have a happy day!
That garland can be used in so many ways Marie! I love how your draped it around like a wreath on your table with those gold Christmas trees. So festive! Pinned!
Thank you so much Cindy! I’m so glad you like the wreath shape. Happy you stopped by today ❤
Oh, the Christmas one is just beautiful, I love the little trees. I think there would be a merry feast at that table!
Thank you! Love to hear which style is everyone’s favorite! Have a great day!
What a gorgeous garland!!
It is very pretty and I love that it lights up. Thanks for stopping by!
What a gorgeous tablescape!!
Thank you! Have a great day!
Wow Marie – your tablescape ideas are gorgeous!
Thanks so much! I had a blast creating all of the looks. Happy you stopped by!
Beautiful centerpiece! Everything looks so magical and styled so beautifully!
Aw thank you so much! That makes my day! Thanks for stopping by!
Beautiful! It’s making me excited for the upcoming fall/winter holidays!
I’m glad to hear that! Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment ❤
You have so many gorgeous ideas. The style and taste are perfect all year long. Thanks for sharing.
Oh thank you very much! I’m glad you enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you so much for sharing the garland of many seasons! A basic element for tablescapes. Who knew!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy you found some inspiration here. Have a happy day!
I like them all! You have great design taste 🙂
Thank you so much! I’m so happy you stopped by ❤
I’m so excited Marie to feature your pretty post this week at our Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful ideas!
Hi Michelle! Thanks so much for choosing this post! I’ll “see” you at the party 🥰
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Marie, I’m guilty of not using my garland enough around the home. Thanks for the ideas, and look for your post to be featured at the next FWF party.
And a BIG congratulations on your precious new baby!!!!
Oh thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed. Aww we are loving our new family member 🤗 She is very sweet. Thanks for your well wishes.
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I have picked up several eucalyptus and lambs ear garland to use all year.
Oh I love lambs ear! It will pair so well with the eucalyptus