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How To Decorate a Stairway for Christmas

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Learn how to decorate a stairway for Christmas the easy way.

Adding gorgeous Christmas stairway decor transforms your entryway from every day to cozy Christmas.

stairway with Christmas greenery, bow and bells
Christmas Stairway

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Decorating Supplies

Note: The garland I used is no longer available, so I linked a similar one.

Decorating supplies on a rug
Decorating supplies


The first step is measuring the area you want to decorate so you can determine how many garlands you need. I used two pine and berry garlands and one eucalyptus one for this stairway.

Starting at the top, I attached the first garland with a brown chenille stem to the railing. Next, I overlapped the next garland attached them together, and then attached them to the railing.

Attaching greenery to the banister
Baluster greenery

String Lights

String lights are so romantic, so I add them wherever I can.

I wove the lights back and forth through the garlands.

Then I placed the eucalyptus garland over the pine garlands, starting at the top, and worked it in and around the pine garlands and lights. Next, I used chenille stems to secure everything to the railing with the string light battery pack at the bottom of the railing.

Adding battery operated lights to greenery
String lights

Greenery Picks

To fill in the areas down the newel post void of eucalyptus, I wired greenery picks and wired them together.

Wire wrapping greenery picks together
Wrap greenery together

Next, I wired the greenery picks to the garland and string lights. Then I used a chenille stem and attached the garland and lights to the newel post, with the end of the garland cascading to the floor.

Placing the extra greenery in the garland
Adding picks to garland


The bells came with attached looped ropes; however, the ropes were not the correct length. Therefore, I looped twine through the rope loops, staggering the lengths, and then I knotted the twine. To attach the bells, I used twine and tied them to the railing.

Attaching twine to bells to lengthen them
Add Twine to bells
Knotted bell ropes and twine
rope knot

Bow and Ribbon

To make the bow, I used high-quality woven ribbon.

You can see how I made the bow in this earlier post.

After attaching the bow with a chenille stem, I made a ribbon loop to cover the twine, string light wire, and bow chenille stem.

I used a stapler to attach the cut ends of the ribbon and tucked the stapled ribbon under the railing.

Attaching the bow and ribbon to the stair railing
Attaching ribbon
Stairway decorated with greenery, bells, strip lights and bells for Christmas

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Merry Christmas,

Ps. This post was shared on Between Naps on The Porch.

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Tuesday 5th of December 2023

Can you demonstrate how to make bells from tin cans please?


Thursday 7th of December 2023

@Connie, I would love to. I am making bells from paper cups today on my Facebook page. Please join me.

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