Yesterday I shared how I added live greenery to really fill in a faux wreath, and today I've done it again with strands of garland. I approach it pretty much the same way, with a few tweaks here and there. I can also assure you that the garland in no way effects the TV function, it has been tested.
Ok, so here is the starting point with a $2.99 stand of garland - sad, pathetic, in need of some major loving.
The first thing I do, is add another strand of garland and fluff it all up. Honestly waiting until after Christmas and snagging the strands on super deep discount is ideal.
Then just like with the wreath, I add cuttings of live greenery. Here I used some clippings from bottom branches of Christmas trees, arborvitae, and yews. All of which I snagged for free.
Next I added in some lights, because, well I like lights everywhere.
Finally I filled in with more greens where needed (I like saving the arborvitae until after the lights and fill in any spots that need it), pine cones and some sparkly picks.