How to hang garlands, wreaths, and stockings for Christmas.
One of the most common questions I get is: how do I hang Christmas garlands?
So today I thought I’d share how I hang garlands, wreaths, and stockings at Christmas time throughout our home.
But before we get to the tips, since we are on the subject of garland, one extra garland hack I thought I’d share is how I turn inexpensive garland into something so beautiful and full that people think it’s expensive.
It’s so simple.
I double the garland!
I take two garlands, sometimes the same, sometimes different ones (to add a variety of textures).
You can attach them to each other by either twisting the little bendable branches around each other or by using zip ties around the center of each garland in several locations.
I hope that was helpful, and now on to how I hang garlands, wreaths, and stockings at Christmastime.
Garland Option 1: Place the garland on top of a wide surface.
There is a slight gap between our headboard and the wall so I simply set the garland on top.
I’ve been doing this for years and have never had any problem with it falling down on us.
But if you are worried about it you can use the next tip as well when decorating above your bed.
Garland Option 2: Use adhesive hooks/strips and zip ties.
From the mirror garland in our bedroom to the fireplace mantel garlands in our bedroom and living room.
Be sure to follow the adhesive hook/strip instructions to ensure your garlands stay hanging all season long. These adhesive strips go directly onto the dry wall or mantel, they normally do not pull any paint off either when you remove them later on.
Unprofessional Hack: Rubberbands
If the adhesive hook is placed at an angle the zip ties sometimes have a tendency to slip off.
So I also use a rubber band tied tight around the hook of the adhesive hook to keep the zip tie from slipping off. Friction is your friend with these hacks.
Garland Option 3: Small Adhesive Hooks or Garland Branches
For the small ornament garlands on our living room fireplace and the beaded garlands in our kitchen and on our bedroom mirror, I used a combination of small adhesive hooks and garland branches.
I attach either end to the small adhesive hooks and then hook the middle to bendable branches.
I use adhesive hooks/strips and zip ties.
The bows on the wreaths are also attached with zip ties so I can easily change them out to different colors every year.
You can use either small adhesive hooks or adhesive cord hooks to hang stockings on your fireplace mantel.
I hung our stockings first, before the garland, as I thought it would be easier. And it worked great!
I hope this Christmas home tour (behind-the-scenes tips) helps provide you with ideas as you decorate your home!
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What’s your favorite Christmas garland hack?
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With love, Giusti
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 NIV