Hanging beautiful Christmas garland on a mantel without the use of nails is quick and easy to do thanks to Command Strips. Follow this tutorial to learn how to get a stunning look to complement your holiday decor.
To achieve the same look as my mantel, you’ll need:
- 4 Norfolk Pine garlands
- 1 Cedar garland
- 3M Wire Toggle Hooks or Medium Sized Command Hooks
- Green Floral Wire
- Ribbon of your choice (I used this gold velvet ribbon in the 1 inch size)
- Battery operated string lights
If you choose to only use two pieces of garland you’ll get a sparser look, but one that’s still very pretty. Two pieces alone can be laid right on top of the mantel without the use of command hooks, but if you want to drape them, you’ll still need the hooks.
Steps For Hanging The Garland
Start by hanging any bell or ornament garlands on the front face of the fireplace using command hooks. I like to use both the wire toggle hooks and the larger plastic command hooks.
Place a command hook on the top center and front center of the mantel. Allow it to stick for a full hour before adding the garlands.
Add one large command hook on either end of the mantel, again allowing a full hour before attaching garland.
Attach the end of the first piece of garland to the top center hook, then secure the end of the garland around the large command hook on the end of the mantel. Attach the second piece of garland to the front command hook.
When adding the next two pieces of garland, stick the ends into the garland that’s already secured.
This is two pieces of garland on the left and just one piece on the right side.
This is with two pieces added to each side.
Position and maneuver the branches to cover all the command hooks
Use green floral wire to secure the garlands together otherwise they will eventually sag and fall down.
Adding a fifth piece of garland on top in a different type adds color and texture interest. I like to use Norfolk Pine for the main garland and then one piece of cedar on top.
Make two bows with your favorite ribbon (I like velvet) and attach some green floral wire to the back of the bow.
Attach the bows to the garland and secure.
Finish with some pretty battery operated lights woven through the garland.
Want to watch me hang the garland on video? I shared a video on Instagram that will show you the process from start to finish!