I don't know about you, but I don't festoon things enough. I should be downstairs right now, festooning something. Sure, my kids won't know I've been festooning, but I... I bet they'll know something special has happened.
The problem with "festoon" is it brings to mind cobwebs, as in the following sentence:
"The sad lady sat among the ruins of her long-past debutante ball, the once-jaunty decorations now festooned with cobwebs."
So can one deliberately festoon? According to Miriam Webster dictionary, here is the definition:
1 : a decorative chain or strip hanging between two points2 : a carved, molded, or painted ornament representing a decorative chain
Of course, both of those definitions are nouns, so that brings a whole new spin to the word. I cannot festoon, alas, because it is a noun. Though I know it is possible to make some nouns into verbs in the past tense (hence the "festooned" in the above sentence), present tense is just kind of weird.
However, I can BEDECK my wall with a FESTOON! Then my wall shall be FESTOONED with a FESTIVE ADORNMENT! I should stop now, before I cause a kerfuffle.
Ah. I should have been an English teacher.