In this post, I’ll show you how you can hang lighted garland, intertwine two garlands together and how to hide the battery packs.
I look forward every year to decorate my mantel and see how I can make it different from the previous years.
Today I’m joining the Seasonal Siimplicity Christmas Mantel tour hosted by my friend Krista of The Happy Housie. Be sure to visit all the tours at the end of this post.
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Lay the garlands flat next to each other making sure that a battery pack is on either end (you don’t want one side having two battery packs).
I used three Command Clear Mini Hooks and placed them on the mantel facing the wall. One on either side and one in the middle of the mantel, flat on the surface.
I hooked both garlands on each hook.
To keep the two garlands from separating, I tired them together using green floral wire every foot or so making that the the wires of the long garlands are pressing up against each other so the cedar sticks out fully.
The most annoying part of lighted garlands are the battery packs. For this cedar garland, the length of the wire to the battery pack was very short so it would just be hanging down the side of the mantel if I didn’t come up with a solution.
I twisted up the end of the garland a few inches (enough for the battery park to sit nicely on the mantel) and used more floral wire to keep it in place. I hid it behind some fluffed up cedar branches so no one can see it.
I did the same to the other side so both battery packs on either end are unnoticeable.
Now I can easily turn the lights on and enjoy the twinkly display.
You might have noticed that I’ve changed my Paris Snowy Buildings printables in the gold frames. I’ve updated my post and I’m now sharing full size images of these printables in both color and black and white so you can print them any size you want!
I ordered mine from Staples and printed them in color in 12 x 16 inches.
They look so beautiful and you can really see the snow now.
I also added my brass thrift store candlesticks and a large set of bells hangs to the side.
I hope this helps you hang lighted garland and hide those pesky battery packs. Be sure to visit all the beautiful mantel tours from my blogging friends below!
Here is an image of my mantel decorated for the last four Christmases. I can’t believe this will be the fourth Christmas in this house!
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