Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pull up a chair

Since 'tis the season, I thought I'd devote yet another post to decorating...warning...this isn't the last.

Don't limit yourself to a tree in the living room. Think of other places to spread a little holiday cheer.  Here's an idea for dining room chairs.  Really any chair with an open back can be accomodated.

I just bought artificial boughs (you can use live greenery...if you don't mind constantly picking the needles off the carpets everytime someone moves a chair)  The boughs I bought had a little loop at the top, so I tied on a bow...yes another bow.  I made these bows much smaller and less full than the ones on the tree and garlands...
only 2 loops on each side....very simple.

Then I experimented with looping a more narrow coordinating ribbon through the chair rungs until I came up with a configuration that worked...tied the sprig on...and voila...festive chair. 

The best thing is that I can reuse this year after year.  The boughs are actually from Christmases past.  I just repurposed them with new bows this year.  This is very easy and took less than an hour...
including the bows.  Give it a try.


  1. Your house must look simply amazing in person. I LOVE seeing all your creative touches, Shannon. That ribbon is my new love!


  2. What a creative way to dress up your dining room chairs. Love it!

  3. I'm still loving the animal print ribbon! Your home should be on a holiday home tour!

  4. From a picture when you first did this, I wanted so badly to do it this year. I haven't yet. I may wait to see what we do for Christmas and add to my decor. LOVE the repurposing!