How to Decorate with Christmas Greenery


Christmas Wreaths

During Christmas, your home is a winter wonderland, and greenery can make a home lively and elegant. While the Christmas tree is usually the decorative focal point, there are plenty of other greenery options to complement your tree and pull your design together. Prelit garland and wreaths save the time and effort of stringing lights, and our greenery gives a fresh look to any house or business. Use greenery to liven up any area for the holidays.

Christmas Lights, Etc specializes in high end greenery, offering lifelike artificial trees, wreaths, and prelit garland. Choose from multiple lighting options and sizes.

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Artificial Wreaths Artificial Wreaths

Artificial wreaths for windows, doors, barns, and more. With plush greenery, decorating becomes easy.
Decorated Wreaths Decorated Wreaths

Decorated wreaths are battery operated and perfect for doors. Choose from many unique, beautiful styles.
Prelit Garland Prelit Garland

Multi-purpose prelit garland can be swagged on stairs, hung above door ways, and wrapped around columns.
Bows Bows

Complement any artificial wreaths and garland with Christmas bows in any size. Choose red to grab attention.

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Greenery Features

Gorgeous and plush, our Christmas garland and wreaths have many great features:

  • Prelit, unlit or decorative wreaths and garland available
  • Premium with durable needles or patented TruTip design with lifelike PE needles
  • Battery operated wreaths and garland allow greenery to be displayed anywhere
  • Pair greenery with matching tree style or display alone

Decorating with Wreaths

Our Christmas wreaths range in size from 24" to 12' and can fit in any area. They're great for doors, windows, walls, mantles, columns and posts. Wreath hangers can be used to hang in many of these locations, and extendable floor wreath hangers set wreaths up anywhere from rugs to tabletops.

How to choose the correct wreath size

  • Choose where you want to place the wreath
  • Measure the area
  • Choose a wreath smaller than the total area of the measured space

If your door is 35.5" wide, you'd want a wreath smaller than that measurement. A 30" wreath would be lovely on the door, while a 24" might be dwarfed by the large door size. A 36" wreath would be too large and look unsightly as well as make the door difficult to open and close. Make sure that no matter where you hang your wreath, the width is always smaller than the width of the door.


Wreath measurement

Christmas bow sizing

For Christmas bows, take half of the size of the wreath and choose a bow approximately that size. In our example, we have a 30" wreath. Half of the 30" is 15", so a 14" to 16" bow would look nice. Bows can be positioned at the top or bottom, center or hanging off to the side of the wreath for an asymmetrical look.


Christmas bow sizing

Extra decorations for wreaths

With any wreath, you can add decorations to make it your own original design. Lights, ornaments and flocking can be placed into the greenery to make the wreath's colors pop even from far away. Once your wreath is chosen and decorated, hanging it will be easy with hanging clips.


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Decorating with Garland

Our Christmas garland comes in varying thickness depending on the length of the needles. Plush garland is great for fence posts, mantles, columns or posts, and stairway banisters, and battery operated garland and greenery make decorating in any location a breeze. To start decorating with garland:

  • Choose where you want the garland
  • Measure the area
  • Choose garland larger than the total area of the measure space

How to choose the correct garland size

No matter where you put your garland, you're going to want the right thickness. Garland too thin won't be noticeable in a large area, and garland too thick will overtake the area.

For columns

If your column is 8' tall, you'll want garland at least twice that length so that the greenery can neatly wrap around in an ascending circle.


Column Measurement

For mantles

For mantles, measure the space and add at least four feet onto the measurement, two for each side of the mantle, so that the garland can neatly drape over the corners.


Mantleplace measurement

For fence posts

For fence posts with draping garland, for every 1' of fence, you'll want at least 1.5' of garland, so calculate accordingly.


Fence post measurement

Difficulty hanging garland over doors?

For those who are having troubles hanging their garland over their doorways, try this quick tip: Tie a string (brown or green to hide amongst the greenery) around the inner branch of the garland and then use hooks to hang the strings. The garland should hang easily like this.

Quick Tips for Decorating your House

  • Consider the overall design of what you want your house to look like.
  • Consider what you already own.
  • Consider new decorations to replace or supplement what you already have.
  • Consider the overall final design of your house when finished decorating.

Still not enough decorations?

Remember that it's never too late to turn to Christmas Lights, Etc. We have everything you need for Christmas decorating, including Christmas lights, outdoor decorations and Christmas tree skirts and toppers.

Calculate your power needs before you plug in your greenery with the Christmas Lights Power Consumption resource.


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