# How much garland do I need for a column?

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home and garden
outdoor decorating

Christmas Greenery For

If your **Columns****column**is 8' tall, you'll want

**garland**at least twice that length so that the greenery can neatly wrap around in an ascending circle.

People also ask, how do I calculate how much garland I need?

To swag **garland** down a staircase banister or across the mantel, use the same strategy as above. **Measure** the LENGTH of the banister or the WIDTH of the mantel, then **calculate** one-and-a-half times that dimension. Example: 6-ft. W mantel x 1.5 = 9 feet of **garland**.

**around**the

**garland**to align with the hooks. Tie the other end of the fishing wire

**around**the hooks tightly, so the

**garland**is

**hanging**in front of the mantel in a draping effect.

**Attach**a bow at each hook so the hooks are not visible.

Similarly, how do you hang garland around porch columns?

**Method 3** **Wrapping a Porch Column with Garland**

- Buy twice as much garland as the length of each column.
- Drill pilot holes at the top and bottom of your porch columns.
- Screw in large cup hooks facing upwards.
- Attach the garland to the top cup hook.
- Wrap the garland around the column.

When draping **garland** along a fence line, a good rule of thumb is to plan for 1.5' of **garland** for every 1' of fence, this allows slack and creates an even **swag** across your fence posts. For the most classic of Christmas fence line designs, add a red bow at the top of each **swag**.