I purchased this product as well and used a decorator technique for heavy items. It is as follows: decide how you want the garland to hang, one swag or two for instance and have another person help you measure where the swag would hit the mantle. Instead of putting nails into the wood mantle area, you can measure straight back to the wall and mark that area with a pencil. Repeat as required for your arrangement. I put hooks into the wall at those locations (not metallic, I use clear or white)and attached clear wire or green colored (floral) to the hook and cut enough length to wrap around the garland and tied it off and attached to the hook. Repeat at each area you have designated. Once you have arranged the garland and attached to the hooks you are secure and ready to finish the arrangement. I got more accolades for this garland than any in the past. Beautiful.....hope this helps.
4 years ago
Montpelier, VT, USA