I love, love, LOVE, Christmas time. I love Christmas lights. I would love to keep them up all year. For the stairs, I attached branches strung with white lights, to the spindels, then drenched them in lots of gold ornaments and bead strands.
I like using branches for Christmas time, but you can dangle things from the limbs. I think it creates a pretty effect.
It looks like it's raining gold at night!
Ode to the dollar store ornaments!!
I had two garlands of gold beads like these red ones below.
So I cut them up into strips and draped them all over the limbs. Two bead garlands go a long way when you cut them up!
Then I added a few gold and green wrapped presents below.