This is the story of the best faux garlands for the holidays!
Last year we moved into our new home just before Thanksgiving. I bought a HUGE live fresh garland (from Costco!) to liven the house up (see above).
After the heat from the fireplace and the sunlight, it was dried up 2 weeks later. I tried misting, but it was long gone and my floors were covered in needles. I tossed it just before Christmas and swore I would forever just use faux garlands!
If you are looking for real fresh garland like the one I used on my stairs, Costco sells huge garlands for cheap, and Trader Joes has a great selection as well. They sell out quickly and they don’t always restock so don’t put it off!
UPDATE: You can see my tutorial on how I made my faux “magazine worthy” 2019 garland here:
The Best Faux Garlands For The Holidays
Faux Garlands Listed Below:
I. One year I had the Eucalyptus Garland from Magnolia above my fireplace (below). This one doesn’t scream Christmas so much; I put it up in the early fall left it until Christmas. Add pinecones if you want to give it a more realistic feel.
2. This Olive Leaf & Myrtle Garland from Pottery Barn is what I used around my stairs this year. It is fresh, and technically real, so it’s a nice compromise. It smells great! I just tied some ribbon around it to make it even more special.
3. I REALLY like this garland from Pottery Barn. Initially I was going to purchase this. I took too long making up my mind though, and they were sold out by the time I went to buy it, darn it! *Note: they restocked!
Being from the South, I have a special place in my heart for magnolias!
5. A great budget / Amazon option: Of course I had to include this garland off of Amazon. I have seen this guy everywhere this year. Although I haven’t used it (yet), it has great reviews! World Market has almost an identical version, but of course, no free two day shipping. 😉
6. Thousands of positive reviews on Wayfair for this thick prelit garland, and under $50. I’ll let the reviews and the photo do the talking!
If a garland (faux or real) isn’t in your budget, the trimmings from the tree always make a nice touch. You can mist these to help them last too.
Lastly, if you aren’t quite sold on faux yet… here is a BONUS. This is an über popular find – a real garland delivered in the mail! While it isn’t faux, it looks stunning and smells so good in real life. The real noble fir garland from Anthropologie drapes perfectly over mantels, doorframes, etc.
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Photos of Garlands We Love
Sharing some stunning garlands with you as well! Faux and real, because the needles might be all over your floor, but its hard to beat the real thing and I just love looking at them!
via Francois et Moi
via Gal Meets Glam
(See Pottery Barn’s magnolia garland. Stunning!!)
via Bria Hammels
both are via Monika Hibbs
This looks like a combo of eucalyptus and a pine garland. You can totally recreate this using faux greenery!
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