How to Decorate a Banister

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How to Decorate a Banister
Decorate a plain banister using natural garland. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

A banister provides stability. In addition to this function, a banister may be decorated to match a colour scheme or be used to enhance a party. Whether it is a special occasion, holiday or you want to spice up your decor, a banister is a nice place to show off your creativity.

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Things you need

  • Banister clips
  • Natural garland or tulle
  • String lights
  • Seasonal ornaments
  • Silk flowers
  • Ribbon

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  1. 1

    Attach banister clips along the banister. Allow two to three feet of space between each clip.

  2. 2

    Place one end of natural garland or tulle on the banister clip. Allow the garland to hang from the clip and drape down to form a semicircle shape.

  3. 3

    Secure garland or tulle to the second banister clip. Continue to drape the garland between each clip. Attach garland to each clip along the banister.

  4. 4

    Wrap a string of lights around the garland. Plug in the string of lights to ensure proper placement. For visual warmth, use orange lights for the fall season. Use multicoloured lights for the Christmas season. Clear lights may be used year-round.

  5. 5

    Add seasonal ornaments, when applicable. Attach Christmas balls, ornaments, poinsettia flowers and velvet ribbons to the garland for the Christmas season. Use fall foliage, small pumpkins and Indian corn for autumn. Use bright-coloured flowers and ribbons for spring and summer.

Tips and warnings

  • Use ribbon to attach garland if you do not have banister clips.
  • Read and follow all manufacturers' warnings and instructions.

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