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How to Hang Garland Without Nails

How to Hang Garland Without Nails

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to add the finishing touches to your seasonal decor! From Christmas trees to garlands and wreaths, there’s no limit to what you can do to spruce up your home for the holidays – but what happens when the holiday season is over and it’s time for the decor to come down?

Dealing with holes in your walls, doors and furniture after taking down decor is inconvenient and time-consuming. Any decor connoisseur understands the importance of decorating without causing damage – but keeping decor up without nails is trickier than one might expect, especially when dealing with heavy items (like garlands).

Ready to decorate without damage? Here’s how!

How to Hang a Garland Without Drilling

Here are nine ways to hang a garland (and other decor) without nails for a no-drill, damage-free holiday season!


The trickiest part about hanging a garland without nails is getting it to stay in place without hours of adjusting and perfecting.

For an effortless and damage-free decorating experience, hang your garland with Kwik-Hang! Just align our no-damage curtain rod brackets with your window frame (or on your door frame, bed, bunk beds or wooden fireplace) and lightly tap them into place – that’s it! You’ll have a holiday display worth marveling at in seconds, and you won’t have to think twice about wall damage.


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Command Hooks

For a natural, draped look, use Command Hooks to secure your garland to walls, doors and kitchen cabinets! Here’s how:

  1. Clean your desired surface with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol. This will get rid of any dirt or dust that might prevent your Command Hook from sticking properly.
  2. Attach the correct side of the adhesive strip to the hook (one side will say “wall side” on it – make sure this side is facing away from the hook).
  3. Stick the hook with the adhesive to the wall and press firmly.

As you’re placing Command Hooks, ensure that they are spaced out properly. We recommend measuring the distance between your starting and stopping point and determining how many hooks you’ll need prior to hanging your garland.

Note: To avoid damaging your walls, don’t use Command Hooks on wallpaper or freshly painted walls.

Fishing Line

Wreath hanging on a fishing line

Transparent nylon fishing line appears nearly invisible from afar, so it’s great for suspending wreaths from mid-air! Just loop the fishing line around your curtain rod and use it to hang a wreath – everyone will be left speechless by your seemingly floating decor.

Of course, fishing line is also a great option for hanging garlands. Because it’s thin, make sure that you provide the middle and ends of your garland plenty of support so that it doesn’t slip.

Ribbon or Baker’s Twine

Similar to fishing line, ribbon and baker’s twine can be tied around curtain rods, bedframes or railings to secure holiday decor. However, they double as a style element that gives your garland a little extra pizazz. Use red ribbon to dress up an all-green garland or tie dainty bows with baker’s twine.

As with fishing line, ensure that you use enough ribbon or twine to hold your garland properly. Loop it around two or more times for extra support.

Read more: 30 window decor ideas for Christmas

Floral Wire

For a stronger hold, secure your garland down the length of your banister or across your curtain rod using floral wire! It will blend in seamlessly with fresh, natural garlands and artificial garlands alike. Just wrap it around your desired hanging surface and your garland and tie it together.

Zip Ties

Using zip ties is a low-effort method that is guaranteed to hold up your garland without fail. While they’re not the most attractive option, it’s easy to fluff your garland or tie a decorative ribbon in a way that keeps the zip tie hidden.

Because zip ties are sturdy, you won’t need many of them. However, make sure that you zip them up tight enough so that they don’t fall.

Stocking Hooks

Garland hanging over fireplace on stocking hooks

Stocking hooks are a must-have in your holiday decor toolkit – but they don’t just have to be for stockings! Use them to drape your garland over your fireplace, shelves or console tables for easy installation and removal.

Keep in mind that stocking hooks may not be ideal for heavy garlands.

Cable Organizers

Got a few extra cable organizers laying around? Use them to hang your garland on your stairway, balcony or outdoor fence! These easy-to-conceal household staples will come to great use this holiday season.

Garland Hangers

Garland hanging over front door with garland hangers

If you’re a holiday fanatic looking for an option that you can use year after year, you may want to invest in garland hangers to hang your garland above your doors. Though they can be pricey compared to options like ribbon or command hooks, they’ll hold your garland without nails or screws.

Tips for Hanging Garlands

Before you hang your garland, here are some must-know tips:

  • To ensure that your garland stays put, make sure that the center of your garland has plenty of support.
  • Fluff the leaves as you hang your garland to make it look fuller.
  • Ribbon or decorative ties double as a hanger and decor!
  • If you have pets or want to ditch the mess, opt for faux garlands instead.
  • Add ornaments or artificial red berries to your garland for a pop of color.
  • Buy a matching wreath to compliment your garland.
  • Railings, windows, and doors aren’t the only places that garlands belong! Get creative with the location and placement of your garland.
  • Brighten up your space by stringing lights through your garland.
  • Green garlands aren’t your only option! Don’t be afraid to experiment with something a little different, like an all-white garland or one made of red tinsel.

Looking for some decor ideas that you can keep around all year? Check out these renter-friendly apartment decorating ideas that will liven up your space without damage.

Display Your Garlands in All Their Glory With Kwik-Hang

Once you’ve chosen the perfect garland to compliment your home, it’s time to display it!

Do your garland justice by hanging it with Kwik-Hang’s simple, easy-to-use curtain rod brackets! They’re strong, stable and sleek, and they’ll effortlessly hold your garland up throughout the holiday season.

Just position the brackets to your window trim and tap them into place – no need for drills, screws or nails. Try Kwik-Hang today!

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