This is so simple but has such an impact and you could do it for little or no cost. I saw something like this a few years ago in a magazine. Of course I had to add a bit to it. ;) So, first things first. Pine Sprigs. You could totally go in your yard and cut a few springs from a tree, or if you have a real Christmas tree, trim pieces off the bottom. Faux pine sprigs would work as well, but I love the smell of fresh pine. I have a faux tree, so I try to put some real pine around to help bring the smell in.
I first took my ornaments and tied them to some beautiful ribbon. I cut the ribbon in 4 different lengths to have them hang each a little differently. (I forgot to take pics, sorry) You could get creative with your ornaments. I just used some balls I had left from my tree. Next, I started layering on the pine. I had three different types. You may need to wire parts to the light. They way mine is, I was able to sort of wedge them in. Keep layering until you get your desired thickness and overall look. There is no wrong or right. You could do a little or a lot. Just have fun!!
I changed the bulbs in my light to 40 watt to keep the heat down. This room gets enough light that we don't turn this on a lot. If you have more exposed bulbs or a light that gets hot you will want to be careful. (that was for my Dad ;) ) You can also mist your pine to keep it from drying too much. I did this last year with no problems.
I also made coordinating little swags for my chairs. A very simple look that is super easy as well. I just tied on a few sprigs with the ribbon and a ball ornament. So sweet! A natural, rustic elegance.
Thanks for looking! I will be linking up at Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special, It's So Very Cheri, DYI Showoff and ASPTL DYI Day.