What's the difference between tinsel and garland?

Tinsel is a sparkling type of decorative garland. It is a glittering metallic substance, as copper or br@ss, in thin sheets, used in pieces, strips, threads, etc., to produce a sparkling effect cheaply.

Garland is a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, or other material, worn for ornament or as an honor or hung on something as a decoration.

Tip! Get Christmas garland and swag decorating ideas at Better Homes and Gardens.

Of interest, Christmas is always an over-the-top event at the White House. Check out five things to know about how the White House team is going big with this year’s festivities at KRQE News 13.

Updated on Monday, December 08 2014 at 12:14PM EST
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