I Tested the Viral Christmas Garland Hack: My Experience and 2 Simple DIY Garlands to Try!
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This smart shower rod hack and a DIY craft involving dried oranges are two Christmas garland ideas you’ll want to copy this season.
Let’s talk about beautiful Christmas garland decor!
I have been busy decking the halls and preparing for a fun holiday. With Christmas decorating in full swing, I wanted to share a couple of easy DIYs I have had success with. Maybe they can inspire some fun and easy DIY ideas for your home!
I tried the viral decorating hack of using a tension rod to hang a garland in the doorway!
WOW. I love how this turned out! What a fun way and easy way to hang Christmas garland! I did have some troubles along the way with this project, but hopefully you can avoid the same issues I encountered by using my tips.
This method of using a curtain or shower curtain rod has sure been popular this year in my social media feeds, and I was so excited to jump on this trend.
My number one tip for this is to use a strong tension rod.
I initially bought a thin one and it just kept falling from the weight of the garland. My doorway here is narrow, so a shower curtain rod was out of the question. I almost gave up, but then decided to search online for a better solution.
This strong tension rod from Amazon made such a huge difference. It can hold 30 pounds and is extremely sturdy and substantial. I’ll be able to use it year after year to create a holiday garland, and I highly recommend it.
Here’s how to put together my hanging garland.
First, I set up the rod high enough to decorate it while standing. I used two garlands and twisted them a few times over the tension rod. Notice how I started high on the left side and then the right side is swagged down a little. I secured the garland to the rod in a couple of spots with zip ties just to be sure they didn’t slide off.
Then I went in with a few of my favorite faux orange and berry picks, and hung a pretty decorative bell and velvet ribbon using a stocking hanger. I also added a few nutcracker ornaments as that is my theme this year! The final step is to get on a ladder and lift your rod with the garland up near the ceiling.
The results are so stunning!
Here is a list of everything I used in this doorway Christmas garland:
Watch this garland come to life! 😍
As another DIY decorating idea, check out this cute dried orange garland I made last year!
I loved making this garland as it was a fun and easy craft. The jute and wood beads make for a rustic and simple decoration that can work on the mantle, above a door, or on the Christmas tree! I incorporated it on my mantle with some other green garland and reindeer decor.
Below are the directions if you’d like to try it!
I love how inexpensive and fun this dried orange project is! Let us know if you have tried any fun Christmas decorating DIY projects lately!
Make a frugal and sweet-smelling Christmas centerpiece using oranges and cloves!