13 Garland Ideas for Decorating Your Mantel Every Day of the Year
Decorating with garland is most often thought of as a holiday activity. Christmas and Thanksgiving decor seems incomplete without greenery draped across your mantel, stairway, or doorway. However, mantel garlands aren't limited to the winter holidays. Whether you're celebrating Easter or Valentine's Day, there's a fun garland to match the mood.
Ready to be inspired? Here's how to hang garland like a pro, plus a dozen creative ideas for decorating your mantel with seasonal garlands, including fun DIY and greenery garlands that work any day of the year.
How to Hang Garland on Your Mantel
Hanging a garland on a mantel with nails can be a sticking point in some households. However, an easy and less intrusive method is to use removable hooks. They come in a variety of sizes and colors that will seamlessly match your mantel. Designer Grace Frederick suggests using "light clip" style Command Strips and heavy-duty florist wire to hang heavy garlands.
However, also make sure you select the proper hook weight that will hold the garland. Hooks are graded by the max weight they can hold. To hang the garland, attach several hooks evenly spaced on top of the mantel. Securely tie floral wire around the garland, making sure they align with the hooks on the mantel. Use the other end of the wire to wrap around the hooks. Adjust the drape as needed.
Garlands are a popular decor piece for the Christmas holidays, but you can also add a festive touch to your mantel for any occasion.