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. Love the chair decor. So festive!

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

  5. 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!