How to Decorate Your Front Banister for Christmas

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It's easy to decorate your banister for Christmas. Start with garland, then use your imagination and some of these tips to create a knockout holiday look.

Things You'll Need

  • Gift Ribbons
  • Ribbons
  • Tissue Paper
  • Christmas Tree Ornaments
  • Clear Tapes
  • Evergreen Garlands
  • Gift Bags
  • Gift Bows
  • Holly Garlands
  • Metallic Garlands
  • Tiny Gift Boxes
  • Twinkling Or Icicle String Lights
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Candy Canes
  • Gold Or Silver Self-adhesive Stars
  • Tissue paper

Instructions

  1. Wrap the banister in evergreen or holly garland. You also can use a glittery artificial garland.

  2. Tape Christmas ornaments such as satin-wrapped spheres or shiny plastic apples on the bottom side of the handrail (one between each spindle if you have spindles).

  3. Tape Christmas cards onto the bottom side of the handrail as they arrive.

  4. Hook candy canes here and there into a holly garland that spirals around the handrail.

  5. Add bows made of red-velvet or metallic-gold ribbon. Here and there attach Christmas ornaments of the same color as the ribbon.

  6. Place tiny wrapped-and-ribboned boxes along the garland.

  7. Add self-adhesive gold or silver stars. A sprinkling in various sizes is especially pretty.

  8. Light the garland with small twinkle lights intertwined with the garland, or place icicle lights so they hang below the handrail.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't have an active household with pets or children, you can also place items on the edges of each open step on your stairway. Festive looks could include a series of toy Christmas soldiers, angel figures, or teddy bears dressed in red bows.

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