We may not think of Christmas decor as something particularly faddish or trendy, but certain looks in holiday decor come and go, and even certain items. Case in point: tinsel garland, which used to be a common sight on Christmas trees, now seems a bit dated. But I can't help thinking that tinsel garland deserves a comeback. It's pretty, it's shiny, and it's incredibly budget-friendly—one of the cheapest Christmas decorations you can buy. We went hunting for stylish ways to use this inexpensive material, and were pleasantly surprised by what we found.
Swags of tinsel garland hung on the wall, as in this image from Lay Baby Lay, can turn any set of frames into a festive display.
A tiny bit of tinsel garland, stuffed inside a clear glass ball ornament, looks like a million bucks for only a few minutes of work. Find out how from Aunt Peaches.
Paired with small clusters of holly, tinsel garland makes for a beautiful and classy staircase decoration, as seen on BHG.
A bit of tinsel garland, festooned with colorful ornaments, is almost as good as a Christmas tree (and takes up way less space). Seen on Rockett St. George.
I'm sure you've seen tinsel hung on a tree, but using it to spell out letters, like these from A Bubbly Life, takes things to the next level. These would be great for a festive holiday message, or even a birthday decoration.
This mantel decorated with pink tinsel garland and a white feather wreath is over the top, in the best possible way. Spotted on BHG.
Cover a straw wreath in tinsel garland, and then vintage ornaments, for a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration. Get the DIY from Martha Stewart.
Simply draped over a chalkboard, this gold tinself garland spotted on Garvin and Co. makes for an elegant and simple party decoration.