How to add garland to a staircase (without tape, glue, or nails)
Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Working as a florist for many years I learned how to affix things to places in damage free ways since that is what most wedding venues require. But to be honest, don’t we want to use those same techniques in our homes too? Christmas decorations aren’t permanent and after we get them set up we typically want them to come down with no trace that they were ever there. Attaching garland to my staircase was no different. And the good thing is that it’s not hard at all!
The secret is to use zip ties! That's it! And I recommend using a color that is close to the color of your staircase since you can get them in all kinds of colors. Black, brown, etc. I used clear to help blend into our white staircase.
You can just barely see them peeking out up at the top in this photo.
Here's a close up so you can see- I secure the garland about every 12-18" or so. I usually start at the top- add a zip tie, then one at the bottom and then go back to add one anywhere they feel loose.
I also added wire fairy lights into the garlands and those can just be wrapped through the garland, but I did use another zip tie to secure the battery pack to the garland and keep it nice and tucked away.
I also added some sleigh bells I got at Target last year, because they are just so charming! Let me know if you decide to add garland to your mantle using this technique and please send a photo!!