Pine Garland Idea: take it apart and decorate!

I’ve got the perfect pine garland idea: take it apart and decorate your home for the holidays and beyond!

Quick Holiday Mason Jar decoration

I think most of us end up with a fake pine garland at some point that we don’t really use. Either it’s too flimsy, or we use something different now, or we moved and it’s gathering dust.

Pine Garland Idea: take it apart and decorate!

pine garland idea hack

Take a set of mason jars – whether vintage or new, clear, blue or green glass. In my case, I used my set of chalk painted mason jars.

Stick a fake tealight into each mason jar, and then arrange some of the cut-up pine garland greens into each jar.

This is a perfect look for the Winter months after the holidays are over.

Christmas greens in mason jars

For Christmas, just add a small ornament to each mason jar decoration. I chose red for a pop of Christmas color.

painted mason jars for Christmas

These mason jars are pretty day or night!

Christmas mason jar lanterns

Even just one decorated Christmas mason jar makes an impact . . .

pine garland and distressed painted mason jar

These can also be used among your outdoor decorations, perhaps on a covered porch or front entrance where they are protected from the elements.

chalk painted Christmas mason jars

I love this Santa so much! His lantern lights up at night, and of course we have a Santa Kitty next to him!

use mason jars as Christmas lanterns outside

You can learn how I painted these mason jars by clicking on the Related Posts links below.

And here’s another easy idea using pieces of the same pine garland!

Easy Christmas Centerpiece with Pinecones and Greens

Simple Holiday Decor with Pinecones and Greenery


Happy holiday crafting!




  1. Pat C. says

    What a clever idea, Laura! it’s a fun and pretty way to use up “old” or leftover pine garland.

    And I lovelovelove your Santa! Lucky you to find him–and his little kitty elf! xoxo