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Decking the halls for the holidays isn’t always the easiest task. First, the question begs to be answered: when should you decorate for Christmas? Of course, adding a few décor items to your living room mantel or stringing Christmas ornaments on the tree are simple ways to make your home feel festive. But if you’re looking to hang a wreath or an epic Christmas light display, things can get a little more complicated. And don’t even get us started on Christmas garlands. As much as we love the look of gorgeous greenery and ribbons, it has been known to be a bit tricky to get just right. That is, until now!
Just leave it to TikTok to discover the life-changing hack for hanging a garland in your home. Don’t worry, you won’t need a drill or even nails for that matter. This method uses something a little more unexpected: a shower curtain rod.
Yes, you heard that right! The tension shower curtain rod is a great hack for hanging garland indoors without damaging your walls. You don’t even need to be a crafty person to do it. Just look at the instructional video from TikTok creator, @thekwendyhome, who says, “I took the shower curtain from our guest bathroom and tested this out for myself. It has held up really well! I even put my heavy Norfolk pine garlands on and it didn’t budge.”
The video (which has 13 million views) shows you how to drape and wrap your greenery around the rod for a magical addition to any room.
First things first, you’ll need a shower curtain rod. This one from Amazon is currently on sale for Black Friday and comes in six different metallic colors (including gold as seen in the TikTok video) and various lengths depending on the size of your door way.
Once you attach the rod to your desired entryway, @thekwendyhome says to simply wrap and drape the garland around. She suggests using two garlands and fluffing them for a fuller look, then weaving in twinkle lights and accent ornaments. Of course, you can also use any type of garland you choose, including a pre-lit garland for an even easier option.
Once the garland is wrapped, you’ll need to raise the rod and tighten it. Turn on the lights and marvel at this smart Christmas decorating hack.
“This is perfect for renters and those who don’t want to put nails in their walls. And an added bonus is that you don’t get a crick in your neck or get tired arms from decorating 😅,” @thekwendyhome says.
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