how to hang banister garland
Banister garland is strikingly gorgeous. But it can be a giant pain to hang. Every year I do it primarily myself and the weight of the garland nearly leaves me tumbling down the stairs! I continue to share my house Christmas decoration, so if you haven’t yet visited the posts with my outdoor entry decor, blue Christmas tree and burgundy Christmas tree I hope you’ll visit them! I’ve been grateful that so many people have found my blog from Christmas decoration ideas Pinterest has introduced. Welcome Pinterest followers! I hope you’ll subscribe to my newsletter. I love holiday decor year round!
only thing you need
To secure banister garland I swear by only one thing at that’s these banister ties. They are wire wrapped with pretty rope detail around them. They have a rich look, but will not damage your banister. They are much stronger than they look. the ties I’ve bought have lasted at least seven years.
Wrap the tie around the garland and then attach to banister. Twist the tie several times and then tuck the leftover tie under the garland.
to swag or not to swag
I typically don’t swag but this year I chose to do it. I wanted a fuller grand effect. I made sure the garland hit midway down the height of each railing. It helps to have someone down below judging height for you (thank you, Ann!) because garland is heavy and it’s hard to do it solo (though I’ve done it! sweating the whole time!)
The garland I use is gorgeous on it’s own with mixed berries and pinecones. But this year I added in some ribbon detail, picks for fullness and made giant bows. The scale of my ceilings require “extra” so I love how it came out. It’s just enough to look classy without overdoing it.
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