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How to Hang Heavy Garland Without Damaging Your Walls

I’m popping in quickly this weekend to share how to hang garland in your house without permanently nailing it to the wall. This is not sponsored; I’ve just had a lot of questions on my Instagram about how I’ve hung mine, so I thought I’d share what really works. I’ve tried several different hooks that never seemed to be strong enough to hold a full garland. In years past, there were so many mornings, I’d wake up to a sad garland on the floor and cedar flakes everywhere. When I finally discovered temporary hooks that were strong enough for the job, I did a little happy dance. Here’s what we do:

  What I use to strongly, but temporarily hang garland in my house without damaging the walls.

We use big daddy 3M Command hooks. The ones that hold up to 7.5 lbs each. They’re damage free and the packaging has a photo of the hook with a step ladder hanging from it, so you know they’re strong! For the arch pictured, we’re using 3 hooks one on each side plus one in the middle. In years where we have an especially full garland, I’ve doubled up the hooks at each location just to be safe, but looking back it was probably overkill!

What I use to strongly, but temporarily hang garland in my house without damaging the walls.

The hooks are white, but don’t worry if you don’t have white walls. The hooks are nearly completely disguised by the garland.

The hook mounting instructions (that come with the hooks) are kind of fussy. They involve mounting the hook, then sliding off a portion of the hook, pressing the hook base firmly to the wall, waiting an hour and then re-attaching the hook. It seems kind of unnecessary at first, but following the instructions make for a super strong bond. I’ve tried several different hooks, and have found these to be the strongest by far. They also come down damage free when Christmas is over. Win!

That’s all I’ve got for you today. Hope this little Holiday decorating tip is useful!

What I use to strongly, but temporarily hang garland in my house without damaging the walls.

Want more Holiday decorating tips? Get the inside on using a basket in lieu of a skirt to disguise your Christmas tree stand. Read more HERE.

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    Melle Blanche
    December 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    It’s beautiful !

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