There are many ways to hang garland, but none as clever as this viral TikTok shower rod hack. Dozens of users have recorded themselves attempting the hack, which involves placing a tension shower rod in a door or a set of cabinets and then wrapping garland around it.
Using tension rods requires no nail holes or drilling, and most shower rods adjust from 43 to 72 inches, making them fit in many different spaces.
Harm Free Garland Hanging Hack
The Quendi Home Wrap two pieces of evergreen garland around a shower rod, add twinkle lights and add an accent garland featuring stars to create a luxurious look. He then stands on a chair and moves the tension rod to the top of the door frame for an easy, damage-free, and festive look.
@thewendyhome Here’s a Christmas decorating hack for you! Harmless garland hanging from the shower curtain rod! I had to try it for myself after @Letneeutro did it! I took the shower curtain from our guest bathroom and tested it for myself. It has been kept really well! I even put on my heavy Norfolk pine garland and it didn’t budge. It’s perfect for renters and those who don’t want to put nails in their walls. And an added bonus is that you won’t strain your neck or get tired of styling 😅 I’ve linked everything to my LTK in my bio. Now go ahead and decorate those halls. #Dekthhall #Christmas decorating #Christmas #Christmas2023 #ChristmasDecor #Decoration #Decoration #christmac #christmas #Mala #christmasgarland #christmasgarlandhack #home decoration #damagefreedecor #rental friendly decor ♬ Twinkling Light (Reimagined) – Auni
Hack shower rods into kitchen cabinets
Rather than hammering a nail into his window frame, Tori Gerbig Used tension shower rods to hang garlands in her kitchen window. He placed the rod between two kitchen cabinets. Using this method allows her to layer several pieces of garland. Then, he can simply remove the shower rod when Christmas is over.
@tori.gerbig Today is my after work activity #Mala # Shower #Mala #Christmas #vlog #Spirit of Christmas #ChristmasDecor ♬ Holy Jolly Christmas (Spade Up) – Michael Buble & The Spade Up Song + Nightcore
Decorate a window with a shower rod hack
The shower rod hack is perfect for those who want a festive-looking window but aren’t interested in adding hooks or nails. (Perfect for renters!) If your windows are set deep, you can place a shower rod in the frame and wrap it with garland or hang ornaments. The Cheshire Gray Home Midway left his rod under the window and loaded it with greenery and hanging decorations for a textured look.
@thecheshiregreyhome_ This job was really easy! The tension rods are from a local DIY shop and the wreath is @balsamhilluk 🎄❤️🎁. #christmastiktok #christmasday #ChristmasDecor #christmasgarland #christmasshowertok #christmas shower curtain #viraltiktok ♬ Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Layering garlands for a fuller look
Most shower rods can handle the weight of several garlands or ornaments combined. For a fuller-looking door, consider a style like this one Brooke Skinner. She started with an evergreen wreath as a base and layered in ribbon, wooden beads, star garland and Christmas ornaments.