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THE ULTIMATE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR HOW TO DECORATE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER!

My friends, this is one blog post that you’re going to want to pin to your Christmas Decorating Boards so that you can refer to it year after year.   This is THAT GOOD and there’s a great pinnable image below!

I’ve had the privilege to get special access to several local home decor stores over the last few years, while their stores were closed and their designers reset the entire place for Christmas.  It was a truly magical experience for me and boy did I ever learn a lot!

All of the store designers are amazingly talented and were kind enough to share all of their step-by-step Christmas tree decoration ideas.  I was also told some designer Christmas tree decorating secrets so of course I’m going to share them with you!

You’ll see images from several different Christmas trees, as there were multiple Christmas trees being decorated at the same time.   The important thing to remember is that these steps can be followed no matter what style or color of Christmas decor you want to use on your tree!

 

STEP 1: READY THE TREE & GATHER SUPPLIES
  • Maybe this goes without saying, but fluff all of the branches on the tree and make sure that the tree is standing straight from top to bottom.  I’ve completely decorated a tree more than once, only to realize that the top half of the tree is leaning.
  • Make sure that all of the lights are working.  It’s much easier to fix any problems before the decorations are on the tree.
  • The designers recommend that you have the tree lights on while decorating.
  • Supplies that you’ll likely use while decorating your tree are: ornament hooks, floral wire, pipe cleaners, zip ties (for heavy or bulky items), wire snips and scissors

STEP 2: START AT THE TOP
  • The Christmas tree topper is considered the crowning glory, is usually a bit elaborate and helps to set the look for the entire tree.
  • If you will be adding a star, angel, etc. to your tree, it’s best not to place it right on the tip-top of the tree.  Depending upon what you’re using, it can be very appealing to place it about a hand’s width down from the tip-top.  It can be attached with floral wire or zip ties.  If you attach it slightly down from the top, it should be buried into the branches a little instead of looking like it’s floating on the ends of the branches.

  • Most items, such as a star or angel, look the best (and draw more attention) when they are combined with something else, such as picks and/or ribbon.  And good grief – these days picks are available in all varieties and colors!
  • If you’re using a star, angel, etc. for the top of your tree, start the first layer of topper picks a little below it by adding 3 long spikey picks.
  • If you aren’t using anything else on top of your tree, start the first layer of topper picks slightly down from the top.
  • For the second layer of topper picks, choose 3 – 4 slightly shorter and more full picks.   Place these a few inches closer to the top than the original 3 spikey picks.
  • Add a third layer of picks using shorter and more full picks.
  • Don’t think you have to point them going straight up.  Picks pointing straight up (or at a slight angle) combined with picks pointing downward add a lot of interest.  Depending upon what type of pick you’re using, you may actually want to turn the pick upside down, so that the top of the pick is facing whomever is looking up at the tree topper, especially if your tree is taller than normal head height.

 

 

STEP 3: ADD THE GARLAND

A lush, full garland can make a huge impact on a tree!  These tips are referring to the type of garland that you might also use on a mantel, not the lightweight kind that drapes along the edges of the branches.

  • Start about 1/5th of the way down from the top of the tree.
  • Use floral wire to attach the garland or twist the branches together, if the tree is artificial.
  • Run the garland at around the tree at an angle: 2 – 3 times around a 6′ tree and 3 – 4 times around a 9′ tree.

 

STEP 4: ADD OVERSIZED DECORATIONS
  • To make a real statement and really give your tree a designer look add oversized exaggerated decorations to the tree!  What you add is only limited by your imagination!
  • Add 2 – 3 oversized items to a 6′ tree and 3 – 4 items to a 9′ tree.
  • Be sure to stagger them around the tree and not placed directly above or directly beside one another.
  • Place the largest Christmas decorations toward the bottom of the tree.
  • Mix them up – all of the items don’t need to match.
  • A tip from the professional tree designers is to drill a hole into whatever you’re hanging if you need a spot to run a hanger through.
  • Use cable ties, floral wire or pipe cleaners to attach large items to the tree.  The boot, on the tree, below was purchased at a thrift store with the express purpose of using it on the tree, so it was fine to drill a hole into the backside.   Think outside of the box!

STEP 5: ADD FILLER
  • Add less expensive Christmas ornaments, such as plain round ones, deep inside of the tree.  You’ll only get a glimpse of them, but it they will help to reflect the lights and will make the tree look more full and will fill up any empty spots inside the tree.
  • It’s easier to hang these filler ornaments now as opposed to when the “outside” of the tree is filled with other, larger ornaments.

STEP 6: ADD ORNAMENTS

STEP 7: ADD DIMENSION WITH PICKS
  • Give your Christmas tree more dimension, fill in holes and make the tree appear larger by adding picks throughout the body of it.  The picks should extend beyond the ends of the branches and should be angled in various directions – some downward, some upward and some sideways, if appropriate for the pick.
  • The picks closest to the top of the tree may need to be turned upside down so that you aren’t looking at the underside of it.

  • Stagger various types of picks all over the tree.  Don’t put the same type of picks too close to one another.

  • Multiple picks combined together in a cluster typically look better than just one lonely pick.  Try combining three different types of picks together.  For example – combine something with greenery with something long and stick looking (with or without leaves) and with something full (like a flower).
  • Lay the longest pick on the bottom, the second shortest one on top of that and the shortest pick on top of those two.  Then spend a minute fluffing all of the parts of the picks, twisting and mixing the parts of each pick together.  You’ll get a much more natural and professional look that way.  No flat picks allowed!

  • Poke the pick into the tree and attach it to the branch with a cable tie or with floral wire, if necessary. Fluff the tree branches into and around the pick to help it look like it’s a part of the tree.
  • A long pick makes a great place to hang a special Christmas ornament too.

STEP 8: EMBELLISH THE TREE WITH EXTRAS
  • Add decor embellishments such as ribbon, lightweight garland and glitter tape once all of the picks, ornaments and oversized pieces have been added to the tree
  • To add glitter tape, start attaching it near the top, but below the topper.  Wind it around the tree similar to how you applied the garland in Step 3.
  • Glitter tape has a mind of its own, so allow it to twist and turn as you go.  That’s what makes it look so great!

  • You’ll use less ribbon if you cut short pieces and stuff the ends of them into the tree as opposed to using one long continuous piece of ribbon.  Using this method also makes the ribbon look more natural.
  • Twist a tree branch around the ribbon if it won’t stay in place.
  • When adding ribbon to the tree, start at eye level and work up and out from there.   I can’t tell you why this works better, but it does!
  • Place the ribbon going in different directions so that it doesn’t appear as if it’s just wrapped around the tree.

You’re finished!  Now get ready to enjoy the oohs and aahs of your family and friends and answer all those questions about who you hired to decorate your tree!

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Christmas lights dress up a holiday tree, making it twinkle and glow. It takes some finesse and know-how to get these tree lights evenly distributed without burnt-out bulbs, crowded areas, bald spots, or tangled cords.

It’s simple to put lights on a Christmas tree properly; all you need is a guide (or a little Christmas magic!). Avoid the headache that can come with decorating an indoor or outdoor tree by following our step-by-step instructions that properly explain how to put lights on a Christmas tree.

Types of Christmas Lights

Everyone has a different aesthetic when decorating for the holidays. From elegant to whimsical to over the top, Christmas lights come in different sizes and colors to suit many preferences. The first decision to make is what style you want and whether you need to buy indoor or outdoor lights. Kick off your search by checking out the following three main types of Christmas tree lights.

Mini String Lights

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Mini string lights are the smallest lights you can get. Generally candle-shaped and only a fraction of an inch in length and diameter, these lights are an elegant addition to a Christmas tree. Retailers may also refer to these as twinkle lights, as mini string lights with a faceted surface are designed to have a sparkle effect.

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Large Bulb Lights

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Large Christmas lights can make a tree look like it’s taken right out of a holiday movie. These bulbs start at about 1.5-inches long and about an inch in diameter, but can be larger. Often, large bulbs lights are found on outdoor Christmas trees as they can withstand wet or cold weather, but they can also bring a festive glow to an indoor tree.

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Novelty Christmas Lights

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Stand out and invite the spirit of the season into your home with novelty Christmas lights. Novelty Christmas tree lights add variety and spice to standard tree lights. Using unique shapes, unexpected colors, and a bit of extra pizzazz, novelty Christmas lights are just as interesting as the ornaments that hang next to them.

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How to Put Lights On a Christmas Tree Horizontally

No matter which direction you’re hanging lights, you need to prepare the tree first. Real Christmas trees require a day to naturally settle after being placed in their stand. Artificial trees need to be fluffed up before placing Christmas tree lights.

As a general rule of thumb, every foot of tree should have approximately 100 mini lights or 50 larger lights, but this number is flexible based on your brightness preferences, so adjust accordingly.

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STEP 1: Untangle and test your Christmas lights before placing them on the tree.

If you’re not in the habit of coiling and putting your Christmas tree lights away properly every year, step one of putting Christmas lights on a tree is untangling them and keeping them in an easy to unravel coil for decorating.

Always check your Christmas lights before putting them on the tree. Nothing is more disappointing than wrapping your tree in lights to later discover they don’t work. Testing the lights and replacing any burnt out bulbs at the beginning helps your tree look its best. Leave the Christmas lights on while you decorate, so you can better control the spacing between the bulbs. Also, with the lights plugged in, you already know that the cord reaches the power outlet, eliminating the need to re-wrap the tree or use an extension cord.

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STEP 2: Place Christmas lights starting from the base of the tree and work your way up.

Starting from the bottom of the tree, weave the lights over and under branches in a gentle S shape. String them upward around the tree, like wrapping a maypole, continuing to weave around branches in that S shape. Don’t rush this part, and periodically step back and look at your tree. Lights always look better if they’re evenly spaced; it’s easier to make adjustments as you place the Christmas lights, rather than after.

STEP 3: Keep adjusting the Christmas lights and add additional strings of lights as you go. 

When placing lights on a Christmas tree, push them into different directions and into branches closer to the center of the tree—this helps create light from within the tree, which draws the eye.

Continue repositioning the lights as you work your way up the tree. As more strings of lights are needed, connect them once you’ve used up the current string of Christmas lights. If you connect all the strings together at the beginning, it becomes cumbersome to wrap them around the tree.

If you have any extra lights once you reach the top, you can start winding them back down the tree or adjust the lower lights to ensure the string of lights ends at the top. After you have put the Christmas lights on the tree, do any final adjustments before adding ornaments and decorations.

How to Put Lights On a Christmas Tree Vertically

Many people put lights on their Christmas tree horizontally because that’s how they learned to do it. Placing Christmas lights on a tree vertically is faster, which makes taking them off easier, too. Vertical wrapping also prevents overuse of lights, as fewer bulbs are needed to create a result similar to placing Christmas lights horizontally.

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STEP 1: Check your Christmas lights and decorate one-third of the tree at a time.

When putting Christmas lights on a tree vertically, the first step is very similar to placing the lights horizontally. Plug in your Christmas lights, change out any burnt out or broken bulbs, and prepare the strings of lights in coils that unravel easily.

Keep your lights plugged in as you position them on the tree, as it makes them easier to see and adjust as you go. Mentally divide the tree into three sections (or more, if it’s a larger tree), as you’ll add lights to one section at a time.

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STEP 2: String the Christmas lights in an upside down V shape.

Starting from the base, string the lights in an upside-down V shape (or triangle) to section off the first area you want to fill with lights. Then it’s a simple matter of zigzagging your lights  (vertically or horizontally) from one end of the section to the other, flooding the tree with light in the way that’s most appealing to you. For more dimension, lights can be pushed into deeper branches. Once the section is filled in with Christmas lights, it’s easy to make adjustments to evenly space them out. Avoid tangles by adding more strings of lights as you go.

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STEP 3: Add lights to the remaining sections and make any final adjustments.

Repeat step 2 to add lights to the remaining sections of the Christmas tree. Start with the upside down V, fill the branches with lights, and adjust the spacing. When starting on a new section, make sure the upside down V blends in seamlessly with the previous section, ensuring there aren’t any areas lacking in Christmas lights.

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This technique leaves more wires at the top of the tree, which can be hidden with a nice tree topper. Ornaments and decorations will also hide a lot of the wire, so don’t get too caught up trying to hide it.

Remove the holiday headache of putting Christmas lights on your tree with this guide. If hiding the cords is important to you, choose string lights with a green cord to blend into the tree branches. While 100 mini lights or 50 larger lights per foot of tree is the unofficial standard, add as many lights as you like, providing it’s supported by the plug (this will be outlined on the manufacturer’s instructions). Whether you need to learn how to put lights on an indoor or outdoor Christmas tree, these steps are sure to give you a well-lit tree this year.

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How to hang a garland on a Christmas tree beautifully: indoors and outdoors, step-by-step instructions, diagrams and videos

Decorating a Christmas tree is an important moment that not only children, but also adults are waiting for. Packages with toys and tinsel are taken out, beautiful balls are hung, perhaps some decorations are even made by hand. But the Christmas tree must sparkle and shine, and this requires LED lights. How best to hang a garland on a Christmas tree is described in this article.

Decorating the Christmas tree correctly: garland or toys first?

It is much more convenient to decorate the Christmas tree in the following order:

  1. First of all, lights are placed on the Christmas tree. Beforehand, it is recommended to lay out the garland on the floor and check the operation of the light bulbs, then distribute it on the tree.
  2. Only after that you can hang toys on the branches: balls, bells, houses, etc. Since the bulbs are already on the tree, you can assemble a composition that matches the color. For example, hang a golden bow near the red light. When all the decorations are on the tree, you need to make sure once again that they are evenly distributed and securely fastened to the branches.
  3. At the end of the decoration, artificial snow can be spread on the ends of the paws, and the entire Christmas tree can be decorated with rain, beads and tinsel.

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Reasons why it is better to hang an electric garland on the Christmas tree in the first place:

  • Without additional decorations, the wire is easy to lead to the outlet.
  • You can turn on the lights, check their work, see how beautifully they are distributed among the branches. In which case, the garland is easy to remove and reposition.
  • Lights are easier to match with Christmas decorations so that they are in the right color scheme.

Do not forget about the design concept, which many are guided by in the process of preparing for the New Year holidays. If you want to achieve the effect of an inner glow on the tree, place the lights closer to the trunk, and then hang the rest of the decorations. The same applies to New Year's lighting with large bulbs - they need to be distributed on the Christmas tree in the first place. Designers prefer to hang small flashing LEDs on a Christmas tree already decorated with toys. A slight shimmer will give the Christmas tree a magical aura, and the lights will attract attention.

Hanging the lights on the Christmas tree before or after the toys - everyone decides for himself. The main thing is that the preparation for the New Year brings joy.

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How to choose a garland?

Among the abundance of shimmering garlands presented in stores, it is difficult to make a choice. First, let's look at the main types of LED decorations:

  • Filamentous. Most often, it is with such lighting equipment that the Christmas tree and the room are decorated. They can be in the form of one long cord on which LED bulbs are located. Manufacturers also produce garlands in the form of a grid or fringe - it is convenient to hang them on windows and walls.
  • Street. To decorate the Christmas tree on the street, they use special transparent flexible garlands with LED bulbs, which are reliably protected from moisture.
  • LED strips. They are used not only as a New Year's decoration, but also for additional lighting in the room.

Manufacturers of New Year's lighting equipment recommend purchasing an LED decoration with 500 bulbs for a two-meter Christmas tree (their number is indicated on the package). If the tree is 30-50 cm taller, it is better to choose a garland with an additional 50-100 bulbs.

Classic Christmas decorations can glow with a yellowish dim light, and light bulbs often fail. Manufacturers have come up with and introduced many innovations so that the garlands work for a long time and decorate the Christmas tree with iridescent, multi-colored lights.

But do not forget that the garland can be dangerous to health and even life:

  • To avoid fire due to excessive heating of the bulbs, you should purchase a decoration with a power of no more than 65 watts.
  • Do not let children turn lights on and off by themselves.
  • Do not put strings with lights in glass bottles, despite the fact that such arrangements look very nice. Such decor can provoke an electric shock.

What to look for when buying LED garlands:

  1. The plug must be durable, made of quality material, not change its original shape.
  2. You can calculate the desired length of the decoration as follows: measure the height of the Christmas tree and buy an ornament three times longer in length.
  3. The wire that will be connected to the outlet must be at least 1. 5 m for a home Christmas tree, for street decor - 10 m or more.
  4. Light bulbs must be tightly fixed, not wobble, much less fall out of the sockets.
  5. The power supply must only be opened with a screwdriver or other special tools. It is better to look at the soldering of wires before buying a product.
  6. For a street Christmas tree, purchase special lighting equipment with additional protection against moisture. On the packaging, the manufacturer must indicate that the jewelry is intended for external use.
  7. Samples of good quality must be free from foreign, unpleasant odors.
  8. The purchased model must be certified, otherwise it is forbidden to use it to decorate the Christmas tree and the room.

The operation of the garland should be checked in the store, and at home it is undesirable to immediately plug it into the outlet. Give time for the bulbs to warm up to room temperature, only then proceed to the decor of the Christmas tree.

How to decorate a Christmas tree with a garland?

There are several secrets on how to hang the garland so that the lights look beautiful:

  1. The decoration is placed on the Christmas tree only after the tree is set upright. If the Christmas tree will stand in the corner, you need to think in advance which side of it should look more elegant.
  2. Before hanging a luminous decor, lay it out on the floor, check the operation of all the bulbs, connect it to the outlet to make sure that all the lights are working.
  3. It is more convenient to start hanging the decoration from above, evenly distributing the lights in a zigzag pattern over the branches. If the tree will be in the center of the room, start at the top and work your way around.
  4. If you place lights near the trunk of a tree, it will look magical and mysterious, but it is better not to use flickering light bulbs for this.
  5. A thin garland with monochrome lights can be wrapped around each branch, starting from the lower legs.

Is it possible to hang a garland on an artificial Christmas tree and how to do it correctly:

  • Artificial tree needs additional, warmer lighting. Instead of blue or silver light bulbs, decorate the artificial Christmas tree with gold, red, purple lights.
  • Any artificial Christmas tree can be decorated with a garland, but provided that the device is fully functional, there are no bare wires in it, and all bulbs are tightly held in cartridges.
  • If there is not enough cord to decorate the entire height of the Christmas tree, you do not need to remove the decorations and start over. Buy another copy and complete the decor to the end.

If the Christmas tree is in the house

Interior designers offer their own way to decorate the Christmas tree with a garland:

  • Enter the room and pay attention to where your eyes first turned. It is in this place that it is better to put a shiny and sparkling Christmas tree. In addition to the tree, you can decorate windows, stair railings, fireplaces, bookshelves, etc. with lights.
  • Come up with a style of New Year's decor, and only then choose decorations for it. Light bulbs are different: plain, multi-colored, with a warm yellowish tint, curly. For a classic style, it is better to choose traditional colored lights, and for a Scandinavian or eco-style, plain or white ones are suitable.
  • When choosing a decoration, consider not only the length, but also the width of the Christmas tree: the more fluffy it is, the longer the garland will be needed.

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The sequence of further actions:

  1. We check the health of the decoration before hanging it on the branches.
  2. Preparing a few extensions in case the cord is not enough to decorate the entire Christmas tree. Most garlands are made in such a way that it is possible to attach them to each other. But according to fire safety rules, it is impossible to insert a Christmas decoration with more than 500 lights into one wire.
  3. So that the decor does not get confused, it is more convenient to decorate the Christmas tree together. You can wind the cord into a ball, starting from the part opposite to the plug. So you will hold the decoration in one hand, and lay out the light bulbs on the branches with the other.
  4. Light up the lights to see what colors will be on the tree. Start hanging decor by choosing a pattern: zigzag, spiral, top-down, diagonal, vertical lines, etc.

How to hang a garland on a street tree?

Tips and tricks for decorating a street tree on your porch or backyard:

  • Better to use warm colors of lights: yellows, reds, purples.
  • The plug from the garland must reach the socket. If you cannot connect the decoration to electricity, choose garlands that run on batteries.
  • Buy LEDs that are waterproof. On the packaging, the manufacturer must indicate that the garland is allowed to be used outdoors.
  • You can purchase ready-made sets of New Year's lighting equipment, for example, 10 luminous threads 10 m long each. With this composition, you can easily decorate a street Christmas tree 5-10 m high.

To create a festive, magical mood in a country house or in the country, they often use special illumination from luminous bulbs. Not only a decorated street Christmas tree looks beautiful, but also a luminous roof, balcony railings, columns, windows from the outside, trees and shrubs.

Patterns

There are several ways to hang the decoration on Christmas tree branches:

  1. Start from the top, evenly distributing the bulbs over the lower legs in a spiral with a little sagging.
  2. To make it easier to hang toys later, the lights can be attached closer to the trunk.
  3. If the Christmas tree is in the center of the room, it is better to distribute the luminous decoration in a circle.
  4. On the tree, which will be located in the corner of the room, the garland is hung on the branches in a zigzag pattern.
  5. It is permissible to start decorating the Christmas tree from the lower branches, in tiers, as if obliquely, or on top with a serpentine.

There are no clear instructions on how to hang garlands, except for basic fire safety rules. If you want to make the Christmas tree sparkling, use several garlands. Hang decorations in a zigzag, top-down or vice versa, wrap branches in a spiral or decorate in any other way. The main thing is that the creation of New Year's decor brings joy and cheers up.

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How beautiful it is to hang a garland on a window, wall, Christmas tree: tips and tricks

December is coming, and the New Year is coming. To feel that very festive mood, when worries fade into the background and only the expectation of a miracle remains, you need to properly decorate the apartment. The easiest way: hang a garland on a Christmas tree, window or wall. It would seem that it could be easier? But here, too, there are tricks. Let's talk about them.

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How to hang a garland at home to create a New Year's mood

The right entourage is the key to a fun holiday and a pleasant long weekend spent with your family, so it is so necessary to think over New Year's decorations. Our today's material will tell you how to hang garlands beautifully so that they harmoniously fit into the interior.

How to hang a garland

Garlands are one of the most popular Christmas decorations. Their design is incredibly diverse. To make the right choice, let's orient ourselves in the range of stores. So, garlands are of the following types:

  • Garland-thread - the simplest type of garlands that is used in most homes, great for decorating Christmas trees, furniture and walls;
  • Mesh garland - is a "honeycomb" of wires with light bulbs. They are convenient to decorate walls, windows and ceilings.
  • Fringe garland - light bulbs connected in bundles, can be LED. The fringe garland looks great in the design of windows and walls.
  • Duralight is a transparent wire with lights inside, thanks to the flexibility of the cord, you can create a huge number of different patterns and inscriptions, as well as beautifully outline the contours of objects, such as mirrors or paintings, with a garland.

You have chosen the decoration you like, and now the question arises: how to use it in the interior? How can you hang a garland so that the New Year's decor is thoughtful, not messy? Read more about this.

How can I fix the garland?

It depends on the surface on which you are going to hang the garland.

  • The adhesive tape is suitable for smooth surfaces, for example, for plastic window slopes. At the same time, it can leave a sticky mark on the glass itself, which will have to be washed off. You should not hang a garland on a wall with wallpaper using adhesive tape, because their top layer will peel off along with it. It is better to use double-sided foam tape.
  • Thumbtacks or pins suitable for wallpaper or fabric surface. Holes from them will be invisible.
  • Vacuum suction hooks are handy for glass as they won't leave marks. It is necessary to choose small hooks so that they do not catch the eye.
  • Wire Clip Hooks are the perfect solution for securing because they will hold tight, be invisible and leave no marks.

In general, before hanging a garland, decide what exactly you are going to decorate and take the necessary fasteners for the surface. We will tell you more about them later.

How to hang a garland on a window beautifully

To securely fasten a garland on a window, you will need strong tape, hooks with suction cups, or special clips that are sold in hardware stores.

The easiest way is to glue a simple thread garland around the perimeter of the window. However, if such a decor seems not impressive enough to you, we suggest making a curtain from a mesh garland. For greater mystery, it can be covered with transparent tulle.

How to hang a garland on the window to stand out from the neighbors? The original solution is to place a duralight garland directly on the glass, creating some kind of inscription or drawing.


How beautiful it is to hang a garland on the wall

Ordinary adhesive tape is not suitable for attaching a garland to the wall. It will damage the wallpaper and leave sticky marks on the painted wall. Better buy double-sided foam tape. You can hang a garland on the wallpaper using stationery pins. Special clips for attaching garlands are also great.

A linear garland can be used to create a unique decoration on the wall. Traditional New Year motifs are popular: Christmas trees, deer, snowmen. Here are some ideas on how to beautifully hang a garland on the wall.

How to hang a Christmas tree garland on the wall

This pattern is not complicated at all, but it looks cute and very New Year's. Place the mounts on the wall in a zigzag pattern and hang a garland, and then decorate the makeshift Christmas tree with toys.

How to hang a garland on the wall in the form of an inscription

A duralight garland is best suited for this purpose. Put on the wall any inscriptions related to the holiday or motivating you and your family. We present a few ideas in the photo. Here you have to work a little and “play with fonts”, but it’s better to come up with and sketch the inscription in advance.


How to hang a garland on the wall in other ways

For those who are not looking for easy ways, we offer to come up with real pictures from garlands. Use additional decor: paper snowflakes, photographs, confetti, sparkles. Photo cards can be easily attached to the garland by placing it horizontally. So you will decorate the room and refresh warm memories in your memory. Of course, it is more convenient to look at the pictures if the garland is hanging on the wall.

You can use some decorative clothespins or even the most ordinary ones to attach photos. The latter can be painted and pasted over with beautiful paper. Or hang photos on paper clips by connecting two pieces for convenience. This decor looks very nice and cozy.

How to hang a garland in a room

To decorate a room with a garland, attach it around the perimeter of a doorway or along the ceiling. A garland-curtain will also look great on the door - you will get a real portal to the New Year's fairy tale! We offer a few more original options on how to hang a garland beautifully in a room.

How to hang a garland in a room on a mirror

A luminous garland looks fantastic on the mirror frame! The lights will be reflected in the glass, creating real magic. Try wrapping a simple LED garland with tinsel, and then the effect of the decoration will become even more impressive.

How to hang a garland in a room on a table

The garland looks especially impressive under a glass top. In combination with beautiful dishes and wine glasses, you will get an original New Year's decor for a kitchen or dining room. But even this can not be stopped. Place a Christmas tree wreath on the table and wrap it with a garland.

How to hang a garland in a room on a bed

The garland can be stretched along the headboard. Then you will literally fall asleep and wake up with a feeling of a New Year's miracle! If you have a bed with legs, wrap a garland around them too.

How to hang a garland-curtain on a window

A garland in the form of a canvas deserves special attention, which is simply created to decorate windows. If your garland-curtain is light in weight, you can secure it with double-sided tape. For heavier jewelry, a glue gun is suitable. It will help to hang the product both on the frame and on the glass. Tulle hooks will also be a great help.

Before you hang an electric garland-curtain on the window, consider whether the length of the wire reaches the outlet or you need to use an extension cord. In general, a garland on batteries will allow you not to think about it.

How to hang a garland on a Christmas tree

The garland will perfectly complement the Christmas tree decoration. To prevent the decoration from slipping, use special clothespins. Fix them on the branches where you want to hang the garland.

The garland does not have to match the toys. You can also choose a contrasting decoration: red to blue, blue to gold, yellow to purple. And of course, garlands with multi-colored light bulbs are always relevant - there is never too much color in the New Year!

If your Christmas tree is richly decorated with toys, hang the garland as close to the trunk as possible so as not to create a clutter effect.

Thinking about how to hang a garland on a Christmas tree, most people imagine the serpentine way. However, this can also be done crosswise and even stretching the garland from top to bottom.


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