One of the things that has kept me busy the past couple of weeks was Christmas decorating. Apart from putting up the Christmas Tree, I was also tasked to decorate the mirror by the entrance door. I forgot to take a photo of the mirror before the decors so no before photo. 🙁
Anyway, the idea was to decorate the top right corner of the mirror with holiday garlands and whatever trimmings that fit my fancy. I got a 9ft plain garland from the store (they did not have a shorter one) and thought that I could just cut it into two. The wires were too thick however, so I ended up just folding it in half. Uh-oh. That made the whole thing heavier. I wondered how I could manage to stick it onto the mirror without the whole thing falling.
Mounting Tapes? Garland won’t stick.
Hooks and strings? No holes on the walls, remember?
Stumped, I went to the hardware store in search for something that can do the job. The salesperson recommended 3M Command Strips. Damage-free hanging, holds strongly, removes cleanly, the packaging indicated. Sounds perfect!
For this project, I used the Large Organizer (rightmost in above photo) and this is how it looked when attached. It’s actually for keeping the cords in place but it seems to fit the bill for my decorating project. I placed 3 of these horizontally on the top part of the mirror and just one vertically on the right side to hold the garland in place.
There’s the garland after I hooked it onto the clips of the Command Organizers. The instructions actually indicated to wait an hour before mounting the desired object but I was too excited to work on it. It’s still up so far though. 🙂
About half an hour later, this was what I came up with.
And this is the final look after adding the twisty things up in the corner. How does it look?
This is totally unrelated but I couldn’t help but share. I placed this bow at the foot of the staircase and I really like how it turned out. I tried tying the bow for about 10 times before I finally got it right. Worth all the tries, don’t you think? 🙂