Well this was fun while it lasted!
Unfortunately after only 2 days of misting the garland with water to try to keep it alive - the command hooks started popping off the wall. They do not like water misting!
So I am converting to fake garland for my indoor arches!
For now I decided to use the live garland elsewhere. Since it seems that live garland has a tough time indoors because of the dry heat that is constantly blowing around, I decided to move it outside. Hopefully it won't dry out as quickly. On the plus side, now I don't have to constantly clean up the droppings!
For the rest of the outside decor I hung lit wreaths in the windows. They were on sale for $5 each at the end of the season last year from Walmart.
The wreath above the entrance way I got at Taipan for around $25 then added some sprigs of red berries and ornaments that I had on hand from end of last season sales as well.
It is so much cheaper to buy a plain wreath and add stuff to it yourself rather than buying one with ornaments or berries already on it. At taipan the same wreath I bought with berries added doubled the price to over $50 (sprigs of berries don't cost that much and they are very easy to add to a wreath with some floral wire).