I’ve been decorating my home for Christmas for the past 17 years. It has definitely become a Christmas tradition for my husband and I. Every year the weekend before Thanksgiving we begin to break out our Christmas Decor and go through things. It is such a sentimental journey, especially when we decorate the tree and begin going through all our children’s homemade ornaments.
I was thinking this year it might be helpful to share a few simple decorating tips I’ve picked up over the years.
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Hang Wreaths on Windows
My favorite go to item to hang wreaths on windows are these. I use them for my indoor and outdoor wreaths on windows. The key is to make sure the window surface is clean. Then lightly moisten the suction cup, press it into place and rotate the hook downward to lock into place. If you install them correctly they will stay put.
Hang Garland on Banister
The easiest way to attach garland is with zip ties. I always use black ones. I space out where I will attach the garland by counting the spindles evenly and then I attach it with a zip tie. Next, cut off the excess and cover it with your favorite ribbon. Then when the season is over you can cut the zip ties off with scissors and not damage the banister.
Hang Wall Decor
I love these removable Command Hooks for hanging wreaths and other light weight Christmas Decor. The ones I use are rated for up to 5 lbs. You just add the sticky strip to the hook and then to the wall (as stated on the strip itself). Then when you are ready to take them down, you pull the tab strait down until it releases. I would not use these to hang heavy items or anything breakable. Also, don’t use them on newly painted walls; the paint needs to cure first.
Hang Garland on Mantle
I also use removable Command Hooks to hang garland on my Mantle. The process is a little different. I install the hooks on the top of the mantle on each end toward the front and one in the middle toward the front. Then I hook the garland into place. For a fuller look, I add an extra short garland to the middle bottom of the original garland with floral wire and fluff them together.
Keep Ornaments from Falling of Tree
We use these metal hooks that are bendable. Instead of just hooking them on the branch, we wrap the metal hook around the branch a few times. Then if you have an artificial tree, bend the end of the branch upwards.
What are some of your favorite Christmas Traditions? Do you have any helpful Christmas decorating tips? Let me know in the comments. I hope you found this helpful!