Christmas garland on a mantel

How do I get the garland, it is green and artificial, with Christmas decorations on it to stick on to a stone cement-like mantel? It's the type of garland that looks like the branches of the Christmas tree all in one piece.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 18, 2015
    The only idea I can think off is to use command hooks that come in different sizes.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Dec 18, 2015
    Norma depending on your stone or brickwork, adhesive may not come off easily. I used some once and the adhesive left a residue on the rough brick. Depending on the depth of your mantel, you can achieve a nice natural effect by placing and layering artificial garland, evergreen, berries, etc. instead of actually adhering it to the brick or mantel itself.

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    • LindaK LindaK on Dec 19, 2015
      Since the rough texture is almost impossible to adhere to, how about putting up a mirror or some other large frame to hang the wreath from. I've seen frames with chicken wire, or old window frames. Layering items seems popular now.

  • Veronica Roach Veronica Roach on Dec 19, 2015
    If you just want to attach a garland to something, just use 'duck tape' pieces and STICK it to whatever - then you hide the duck tape by moving the branches or ornaments of the garland so you can't see what is holding it down (or up!) - since duck tape sticks to just about anything it is great - and now available in lots of colors or you can try one of the heavy clear tapes for parcels - frankly I have no idea how we managed before they created duck tape - love it for instant temporary "fixes" of everything !!!

  • Peggy Henderson Peggy Henderson on Dec 19, 2015
    Get 2 stocking holders and lay them down on the top of the mantle, where the hook part hangs over. Then take a curtain rod and run through the hook parts. You can hang your greenery on the curtain rod, it will basically disappear. I hang my stockings this way. I would love to take credit for it, but I saw it on Pinterest! This year, I found 2 scrolls at Lowe's that were stocking holders. They have a little plastic on the bottom of the scroll, that makes them hang on, and the weight of the rod helps also. They were about 18.00 for the two. Good luck!

    • Jackie Jackie on Dec 19, 2015
      @Peggy Henderson That is just brilliant! Thanks for the idea!

  • Espie Tamayo Espie Tamayo on Dec 19, 2015
    Buy some floral foam blocks to fit your mantel top. Affix it with green floral tape to hold it in place, or use a narrow piece of no-slip rug material under the foam. Get some florist pins (inexpensive, u-shaped) and lay your wreath down, pinning a section at a time. It should hold. However, you may want to use Peggy's suggestion is your mantel is brick. Mine is wood. Good luck!

  • 9530106 9530106 on Dec 20, 2015
    Yes, Command hooks are wonderful.They come in all sizes and for LOTS of different applications. Love them indoors and out! They remove easily and cleanly.