Adorning the stairway with garland is a Christmas tradition in many homes. It can be a simple display of greenery or an elegant and lavish arrangement of roping, pine cones, ribbon and ornaments. For a simple and effective way to decorate a stairway with holiday greenery, use temporary adhesive hooks and no-residue tape products to attach garlands securely.
Things You'll Need
- Adhesive hooks
- No-residue tape
- Floral wire
Find a spot under the railing at the top of the staircase where you can discreetly install a small temporary adhesive plastic hook. Place the hook as far under the railing as possible so it is out of view.
Secure one end of the garland to the hook with floral wire to help camouflage the attachment. If necessary, trim excess garland at the point of attachment to create a pleasing display.
Wrap the garland around the banister. Wrap it tightly, or let it drape slightly until you reach the bottom of the stairs. Secure the garland using no-residue tape at intervals along the banister.
Twist the garland around the newel post at the end of the stairs, beginning at the top where the banister joins the post. Continue wrapping the garland around the newel post, securing it with no-residue tape. Trim excess garland at the bottom of the newel post: It is a potential tripping hazard.
Wrap any remaining garland around the balusters, using a separate length for each baluster.
Fasten decorative elements such as clusters of pine cones or small ornaments to the greenery, if you wish. Ribbon and bows lend a festive touch, and you can also use ribbons to tie the garland in place.