Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Best Decorating Trick This Year

This year I found a new trick for putting together our Christmas decorations this year.  It all began when I read a post on Tinsel & Co's blog about how to decorate a tree.  She recommended using green pipe cleaners to hang ornaments, so that you don't end up with stringy-looking wires all over your tree.  After having read that tip, but before I started decorating, I found a cool thing at the Dollar Tree.

These are pipe cleaners, but they look like an artificial Christmas tree limb.  The package contains twelve pieces, each about a foot long.  I picked up two packages, and have been using them all over the house this year.

For instance, I used them to put together two swag branches to create one swag.

Can you see the pipe cleaner?  Nope!

I also used them to hang ornaments on our trees.  Can you see them?  Barely!

For only $2 I've made all my trees look so much more clean and pretty, hiding messy hanging strings and wires.   I highly recommend decorating this way!


  1. Hmmm, that is a great idea. I will have to remember that for next year. I haven't seen them in the stores but I wasn't looking for them. I will be now! Merry Christmas

  2. Those are really cool! I've not noticed them at the store, but I will for sure look for them now. Thanks for great tip!

  3. That's such a great idea, thank you!

    But I really stopped in to say I check out your blog every day, but don't always have time to comment...I have a few minutes now, so I wanted to make sure I took the time to tell you how very much I have been enjoying all the posts of your beautiful home!

    Thank you!