I like fresh garlands. They look beautiful, but they also dry out way too fast, make a mess, plus fresh greenery garlands are not cheap and when you need 30 feet or more it can become expensive.
When I used fake garlands, it was buy once and then use for years. They take time to fluff, make bows, add lights and then find big boxes to store them all when not in use. When we moved I made the decision to throw them out since they were getting old and dusty.
So this year instead of getting stressed out about decorating my staircase and thinking I should buy new garland, I just wasn’t feeling it.
Instead I got an idea that I decided to go with. It took me 27 minutes to do and cost me less than $10 since I also used Christmas ornaments I already had.