Holiday

The Best Faux Greenery and Garland

The last two years, I put real garland in my doorways and on both my mantel and stair railing. I love the look and smell of the real stuff but it dried out so quickly, looking brittle making a huge mess within two weeks. This year, I’ve been on the hunt for faux or preserved garland and started pinning lots of inspiration to my holiday board on Pinterest. I can’t really deal with garland that will leave me with brittle needles all over my house. We’ll still get a real tree, but when it comes to garland, I think faux is the way to go. I’ve been scouring the internet but turned to you on instagram, and put together a list of my favorite faux (and preserved) garland with your help.

I’m stuck between the Crate and Barrel cypress (on my list because a favorite designer recommended it), the faux cypress from Anthro, and both preserved options from Ballard. Which one would you choose?

Please note that I have only seen the cypress garland in person, but took a poll on instagram and put this list together based on your recommendations and ratings. For those of you who are looking for real garland, I’d recommend Trader Joe’s or Home Depot, and getting it later in the season if you can.

Crate and Barrel

Cypress Garland

This garland came highly recommended but is only available for store pickup. If you choose your store you can check availability online, but I imagine it won't be available for too long.
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Crate and Barrel

Faux Cypress Wreath

I actually purchased the faux cypress branches for The Everymom's gift guide shoot, so I'm sure the wreath is great, too.
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Terrain

Faux Cedar Garland

I've heard really good things about this garland from Anthropologie.
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Target

Faux Eucalyptus Garland

A few of you recommended Target, and I love this eucalyptus. It looks really full and the ratings are fantastic! I'd maybe even try to mix it with a little faux cedar.
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Target

Preserved Boxwood Wreath

These are amazing! I purchased a few for The Everygirl and am so happy with them. Highly recommend these!
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McGee & Co.

Faux Evergreen Garland

McGee came recommended but sadly, most of the garland is sold out. This one is still in stock though!
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McGee & Co

Faux Pine Garland

This one is in stock, too!
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McGee & Co.

Faux Mixed Eucalyptus Wreath

This is beautiful, but since our front porch isn't covered, I'm not sure I'd invest in a faux wreath.
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Ballard Designs

Preserved Cypress Garland

I love that this is preserved, so it's real but designed to last.
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Ballard Designs

Preserved Boxwood Garland

Also preserved and so beautiful. I love boxwood wreaths and do like this, but not sure it feels Christmassy enough for me.
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Grandin Road

Directional Garland

This is very festive. Maybe too thick but looks good to me!
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CB2

Pre-Lit Christmas Tree

I love this little faux tree. So cute for a covered porch or small space.
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