It's not the holiday season until you've hung the Christmas wreath with care. Christmas wreaths are a staple of the holiday season, providing customizable decorations that are gorgeous inside and outside the home. There are special tricks for hanging Christmas wreaths throughout your home, and we have a few no-fail secrets to help you hang your wreath damage-free! Also, check out our creative Christmas wreath ideas to upgrade your classic evergreen decoration.
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One of the simplest (and prettiest) ways to hang a wreath is with a band of ribbon that matches your wreath or décor. It’s quick and easy to do, and since you don’t need to attach a hook or nail to the door, it leaves your door in perfect condition. The first thing to do is choose the right ribbon: Your best bet for a ribbon that's strong, durable, and makes a statement is thick satin ribbon. To avoid a droopy look, hang your wreath in the top half of your door and center it at eye level. Here’s an easy method that works on most wood doors:
Editor's Tip: Use double-sided foam tape on the back of the wreath to keep it in place.
If you want to use ribbon to hang your wreath but your door is made of metal or fiberglass and you’re not able to add staples to the top of the door, you can still hang your wreath with a ribbon.
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Typically made of metal, these handy devices make hanging a wreath easy. They’re basically long flat strips of metal with two U-shape ends: One end is designed to fit snugly over the top edge of a standard door, and the other end holds a wreath. You can find wreath hooks in all sorts of finishes, from matte black iron to high-shine silver. Look for an adjustable door hanger to give yourself flexibility in how high your wreath sits on your door.
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You can also find wreath hangers with felt padding on the back to protect your door from scratching. If the one you like doesn’t have that feature, consider picking up a roll of adhesive hook and loop tape and creating your own scratch protection. Adhere the soft “loop” side of the tape to the back of the hanger to provide protection for your door. To protect the top of the door, slip a small piece of fabric or felt inside the over-the-door hook.
If you plan to hang wreaths on both sides of your door, consider a double wreath hanger. This variation is designed to display wreaths outside and inside your home simultaneously. It works the same way as the single-sided wreath hanger, but both ends of the hanger extend down into hooks. Slip the hanger over the top of your door and use the same felt padding technique as the single-sided wreath, if desired.
Hanging a wreath on a window or glass door can be tricky, but magnetic wreath hooks make the process quick and easy. These hangers have two identical round pieces that have strong magnets on the back and hooks at the base of the magnetic circles. You’ll need a second set of hands to attach these to the door: Determine where you want the wreath to hang and hold one of the magnetic hooks up to the glass where you want it to be. Have a friend stand on the other side of the door and place the second magnet directly over the first so the hooks stay on either side of the glass. Then, hang your wreath on one or both sides of the door.
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There are so many simple tricks to update your basic evergreen wreath before hanging it for the holidays. Take a budget-friendly evergreen wreath and customize it. We started with an inexpensive store-bought evergreen wreath and dressed it up in five different looks to match any style. Use our easy tips and tricks to update an evergreen wreath.
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