Door Wreath Hanging: 6 Damage-Free Methods

With the winter season well underway, many homeowners are putting up their holiday decorations in preparation for Christmas and beyond. A wreath is one of the most popular hanging decorations because it instantly upgrades your front door and adds a welcome pop of color and texture to your entranceway.

There's no need to be concerned if this is your first time hanging a door wreath. You can quickly hang your beautiful door wreath for the months ahead in just a few simple steps. We'll show you how to choose the perfect wreath, pick the right hardware, and hang your new decoration with ease in this guide. Continue reading for tips and tricks to make your home look undeniably festive this holiday season and beyond.

First, determine the weight, height, and width of your wreath.

Wreaths come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be made from a variety of materials such as evergreens, flowers, ribbon, and even fruit. Because wreaths can vary greatly in appearance, it is critical to consider the size of your new wreath as well as the weight of the materials. You should also consider the height and width of your door to ensure that the wreath fits comfortably - bring the measurements with you if you're wreath shopping in person. Once you've decided on the perfect wreath, there are a few easy steps to take to hang it.

Using Command hooks to hang your wreath

One of the best parts about holiday decorating is getting to use all of the fun and festive decorations you've been storing in your attic or garage. Whether you're buying a new wreath or reusing one from last year, Command hooks are a great option for hanging a temporary wreath because they're strong and don't cause long-term damage. They also come in a variety of finishes that do not detract from the beauty of the wreath, such as nickel.

To use a Command hook to hang a wreath, simply attach the hook to the door, wait an hour, and then place your wreath on top. Just make sure to check the weight limits of the Command hook you're using so the wreath doesn't fall and get damaged.

door wreath hung up with command hook

Using a ribbon to hang your wreath

Another option for hanging a wreath is to attach a self-adhesive strip or Command hook to the back of your front door and tie a ribbon around the top of the door and through your wreath. This way, you can have a picture-perfect front door and choose any ribbon that complements your wreath and personal style, from pastel pink to festive red to satin grey or forest green. Simply measure the distance between the hook and where you want to hang your wreath, tie your ribbon around it, and then secure it to the hook/self-adhesive strip before placing the wreath in position.

door wreath hung up with ribbon

Hang your wreath from your doorknob.

If your front door has a knocker, you may not need to purchase a separate wreath hanger. Simply wrap a length of ribbon around your door knocker and tie a secure knot through your wreath to hang it. Alternatively, if your door knocker is large enough, you can hang your wreath directly on it - though it's worth securing it anyway to prevent it from being knocked or blown off.

door wreath hung on front door knocker

Use a unique hanger to hang your wreath.

Using a specialized metal wreath hanger, hanging your wreath is now easier than ever. They are essentially a double-ended hook that wraps around the top of your door and is then used to hang your wreath at the front. They are inexpensive to purchase but do not always provide the luxury look that many homeowners desire.

Put the wreath through the letterbox.

You can do this by attaching ribbon or string to a Command hook or letterbox cage and wrapping it around your wreath. While the wreath's position may not be to everyone's liking, and it may allow a cold breeze through your letterbox, it's an incredibly simple way to hang your wreath and can be done in a matter of minutes.

front door wreath hung through letterbox

Hang your wreath from the side lights on your door.

If you have side lights, hang your wreath from them with ribbon or string. If your side lights are symmetrical, you can hang two smaller, identical wreaths from each side for added impact. You won't have to worry about potential damage to your front door, and putting up and taking down the wreaths is easier than ever. If you use this method to hang your wreath, we recommend that you secure it so it doesn't move too much in the wind or, worse, fly away.

Various types of doors:

How to Hang a uPVC Door Wreath

There are a few things to keep in mind when hanging a wreath on a uPVC door. To begin, ensure that the wreath hanger you choose is specifically designed for use with UPVC doors, as some wreath hangers can cause damage to the door if they are not compatible. Second, use gentle pressure when attaching the wreath hanger to the door to avoid warping or damage. We recommend a Command hook, adhesive strip, or using your door knocker or letterbox for a uPVC door - these are gentle options that are unlikely to cause any damage.

How to Hang a Wreath on a Fiberglass Door

Composite doors are durable and can be used for any of the wreath-hanging options we've discussed. However, it is critical that you do not damage the wood when attaching your hook or ribbon, so use caution when pushing them into place.

How to Hang a Wreath on a Wooden Door

Adding a wreath to your timber or oak front door is an excellent way to bring some seasonal cheer into your home. Again, oak and timber are extremely hardy materials, so any of the methods outlined in today's post are unlikely to cause harm. Because timber can be dense, using magnets to hang your wreath may be difficult, though you may be fine in some areas of the door.

How to prevent your wreath from scratching your door.

One of the most common issues with door wreaths is that they can scratch and damage the surface of your door. Use a piece of felt or soft cloth between the wreath and the door to prevent this from happening. This will act as a buffer, preventing any potential damage.

Clear plastic bumpers can also be used to protect the door around the wreath. These are widely available at hardware stores and will add an extra layer of security to your doors.

Door wreaths are a beautiful and popular holiday decoration. However, if you've never hung one before, it can be difficult. We hope this guide has taught you how to hang a door wreath like a pro. Check out our top 10 wreath ideas for Autumn and beyond for some wreath inspiration.

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