5 Helpful Tips for Christmas Decorating
These are my best Christmas decorating tips, ideas and products for hanging wreaths, garland, Christmas decor and ornaments inside your house.
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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HOW TO HANG WREATHS ON WINDOWS
My favorite go to item to hang wreaths on windows are these hooks. 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.
HOW TO HANG GARLAND ON A STAIRCASE BANISTER
The easiest way to attach garland is with zip ties. Preferably the black ones, as they are easier to hide. 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. Just be careful not to pull them too tight.
HANG DAMAGE FREE WALL DECOR
I love these removable Command Hooks for hanging wreaths and other light weight Christmas Decor. They are rated for 3 lb and 5 lb items. Just be sure to purchase the right hook for the weight of your decor. You just add the sticky strip to the clear insert, then to the wall and slide the plastic hook over it. Then when you are ready to take them down, you slide the white hook upwards and off, then pull strait down on the tab 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.
HOW TO HANG GARLAND ON A FIREPLACE MANTEL
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. It’s easier to hide the black Command Hooks.
HOW TO KEEP ORNAMENTS FROM FALLING OFF YOUR 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.
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