The Drill-Free Hack To Hanging Your Christmas Garland This Holiday Season
Craft, discount, and home decor stores like At Home sell Christmas garlands and other decorations you can use to build your display. Pick up some premade Christmas decor from a store like Joann Fabric and Crafts with greens and berries, or mix and match with a variety of decor. You can even make your own easy and sustainable holiday garlands. Layer battery-operated LED string lights into your design. Five Below has a 12-foot strand of twinkle lights for $5.55.
As demonstrated by TikTok user @thekwendyhome, mount your rod in the passage where you can easily reach it and add your garland. Twist the garlands around the rod, making sure to accentuate the branches if they’ve been lying flat in the store or storage. Mix your lights in with the greenery and other decorations. Once everything looks the way you want it, loosen the rod and raise it to the top of your entryway — you may need a ladder to reach the right height. Then, tighten it back into place until it’s secure.
This hack is easily customized to suit your style and design preferences. When the season is over, you can replace the garland with ornamentation for any holiday, perhaps a balloon arch for Valentine’s Day, streamers for birthdays, and more. Or, simply remove the tension rod at the end of the year and store it until next Christmas. However you use it, the tension rod allows your walls to stay free of damage and you to enjoy your fabulous seasonal decor.