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Friday Favorites: 9 Essentials to Make Your Christmas Decorating Easier

Want to make your Christmas decorating easier this year? Check out these items that will help you deck your halls without the hassle!

What a week!

We’ve been sharing all kinds of holiday decorating ideas with you this week with our blogging besties.

Have you been following along?

Today is Day 5 of A Week of Christmas Inspiration.

Here is the list of our week full of tips and ideas to get you started with your holiday decorating:

While you’re having fun looking through all the beautiful Christmas ideas we thought we’d share some practical ideas with you today as our Friday Favorites.

These things will definitely help you create a perfectly decorated home this holiday season.

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Make Your Christmas Decorating Easier With These Items

Over the years we’ve learned all kinds of things that have made Christmas decorating easier.

Not to mention less destructive of our homes!

After all, we don’t want to spend January filling nail holes, fixing scratches in wood, or doing touch-up painting, right?!

Here are some of our tried and true favorites.

Decorative Garland Ties

Brown garland ties for hanging garland on banisters.

There are several ways to attach garland to your banisters: jute twine, yarn, and zip ties are just a few.

But all of these options require you to add a ribbon or something else to hide them.

This is what I’m loving about these decorative garland ties!

They look pretty all on their own from either side of the banister.

They’re bendable so they’ll fit perfectly on most banisters, and they’re reusable year after year.

I chose brown because the little ends look like pinecones, but you can find these ties in lots of colors!

Chenille Stems

Dark green chenille stems on a wood table.

Chenille stems are the workhorse in Anne’s home for Christmas decorating!

Use them to make bows.

Attach bows.

Combine multiple pieces of garland.

Attach garland to banisters.

Hang garland outside.

Seriously, these stems are the best!

Since they’re soft, they won’t damage finishes either.

Be sure to choose them in a dark green, dark brown, or olive green color so that they blend in.

Clear Command Hooks

Three packages of large clear command hooks.

I love that these clear hooks from 3M let me hang things almost invisibly.

These hooks work great when you add greenery to the top of a mirror!

Simply attach them on the two sides to pull the greenery back from the sides.

No one will notice them at all.

You can also use this type of clear hook to hang things on your windows or mirrors!

They’re a great option for hanging wreaths on your windows.

Mini Hooks and Binder Clips

Package of clear background command hooks and some binder clips on a wood table.

Do you want to securely hang garland from your mantel?

Check out this hack!

Start off with heavy-duty clear-backed hooks that can hold up to 8 lbs each.

Next, clip binder clips on the garland.

Clear background command hook with moving metal hook holds a binder clip attached to Christmas garland.

Flip the metal clip of the binder clip backward and attach it to the hook.


Secure garland that won’t fall down.

Battery-powered Flickering Candles with Remote

Hand holding a battery operated candle with flickering flame.

Okay, so these battery-powered candles don’t necessarily make your decorating easier.

But they definitely make your home safer during the holidays.

After all, flames and greenery (whether it’s real or faux) don’t play well together…

We’re so impressed by how realistic these candles look in person!

Some More Decorating Essentials

A few other tips for decorating your home!

Use a staple gun to attach ribbon to the top of interior doors to hang wreaths.

Try an adjustable wreath hanger for exterior doors like this decorative one or this invisible one.

If you’re hanging exterior lights, these clips are perfect for gutters and shingles.

Have we left out any of your favorites?

Be sure to let us know if there’s something we need to make our decorating even easier!

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