With the holiday season just around the corner, time is a valuable resource.
We often don't have an extra 30 minutes to plan how to display all of our decorations in a pleasing way, especially door wreaths!
This post will briefly go over how to hang a wreath on a door in an appealing, secure and practical manner.
7 Easy Ways to Hang a Wreath on a Door
Method 1: Use a Ribbon
One of the easiest ways to hang a wreath on the door is using a decorative ribbon, making your entryway look aesthetic. Here is how you do it:
Step 1: Make sure your ribbon has an even length on both ends to make it hang properly.
Step 2: Pull the ribbon through the hole at the top of the wreath.
Step 3: Tie the ribbon securely around the door knocker and adjust the length according to your liking.
Note: This method is only appropriate for lightweight wreaths and doors with a traditional knocker. You can use a command hook (an adhesive hook) if you have a regular door without a knocker. A ribbon may also be used to hang the wreath from a Christmas tree!
Method 2: Use Self-Adhesive Strips
Self-adhesive strips are a great way to hang wreaths damage-free and with little effort. These are easy to come by, and can be found on Amazon, for example.
Step 1: Use two small cardboard pieces and glue them to the back of the wreath.
Step 2: Wipe your door clean.
Step 3: Apply the self-adhesive strips on each cardboard piece and stick to the top of your door.
Step 4: Apply gentle pressure on the wreath for a minute or two for it to stick properly.
Note: The self-adhesive strips work great for lightweight wreaths. Suitable for metal doors, glass doors, and wooden doors.
Method 3: Use Wreath Hangers
Wreath hangers are great for hanging things on your door or wall with style. They can be bought online or at any hardware store. You can try our handcrafted Antler Hanger, which supports wreaths of any size and weight.
Here is how to use them:
Step 1: Hang the wreath hanger on your door or wall.
Step 2: Put the exposed part of the wreath through the hook to hang it.
Method 4: Use Suction Hooks
Suction hooks are great if you want to hang a wreath for a couple of days. They don't look amazing, but they do their job well. A perfect way to display your wreath for a short holiday.
Step 1: Clean the front of the door to remove any dirt or debris.
Step 2: Press the back side of the hook to the door until it sticks.
Step 3: Hang the wreath from the hook, or use a fishing line to tie it properly.
Note: The suction hook sticks better to steel, fiberglass or glass doors. If you have a wooden door, the suction hook may not work properly.
Method 5: Use Magnetic Wreath Hooks
A magnetic hook is an excellent way to keep your steel door looking neat and uncluttered. You can try this heavy-duty Magnetic Wreath Hanger, suitable for light, medium-weight and heavy wreaths.
Here is how to use magnetic hooks:
Step #1: Place the magnetic hook on your steel door.
Step #2: Hang the wreath on the hook.
Note: Works on either steel doors or doors that have metal elements present on them.
Method 6: Use Double-Sided Tape
Double-sided tape is a lifesaver for many things. It is also great for hanging your wreath on the door without causing any damage. It can prevent wreaths from flying away if you live in a windy area. Here's what you need to do:
Step 1: Apply double-sided tape to the back side of the wreath.
Step 2: Wipe your door clean to ensure there is no dirt on the door.
Step 3: Place the wreath in the center of your door and gently press it in place.
Note: Make sure to invest in high-quality double-sided tape, as cheap ones can rip off your paint. On the other hand, this method only works for lightweight wreaths.
Method 7: Use a Screw
Drilling a screw through your door can damage it; however, it is the most secure way to hang a wreath. If you keep wreaths on your door all year, a screw is a good solution.
Step 1: Mark the place where you want to drill a hole. Typically, at eye level on the top of the door.
Step 2: Drill screws into your door and hang the wreath using a hook or a rope.
Note: It is important to use a fastener which is strong enough to hold the wreath. Make sure you call a professional to help you with the drilling part if you don't have experience with drilling tools.
Bonus Section: Factors to Consider Before Selecting a Wreath Hanging Method
There are several ways to hang a wreath on different types of doors. However, not every technique will work for you. Before you go ahead, here are some important things to consider:
1. Door Material
Before you decide which method to go for, look at your door's surface. You may have a wooden, glass, steel or fiberglass door. Drilling a hole into a glass or fiberglass door is not possible. Hence, it would be best to use a command hook or double-sided tape to hang your wreath.
Similarly, a suction cup may not stick that well on a wooden door. Hence, picking the method according to your door type and material is essential.
2. Wreath Material and Weight
Apart from your door material, you must also analyze the wreath's weight and material. If your wreath is lightweight, you can easily hang it using a fish line or double-sided tape. However, fish lines or self-adhesive strips may not help if the wreath is heavy.
Some diy wreaths are made of light wood and can easily be hung using most methods above. However, decorative metal or heavy christmas wreaths require drilling or a strong adhesive to stick on the door. You can hold the wreath in your hand to analyze its weight.
In Summary: Which Method is the Best for Your Front Door?
How to hang a wreath on a glass door:
Use double-sided tape, adhesive strips or suction hooks.
How to hang a wreath on a fiberglass door:
Use double-sided tape or adhesive strips.
How to hang a wreath on a wooden door:
Use adhesive strips, or drill in a screw or a wreath hanger.
How to hang a wreath on a metal door:
If it has a knocker, use a ribbon. If it doesn't, use magnetic hooks, suction hooks or a double-sided tape.
There are several methods to hang a wreath on the door without damaging it. However, you should choose one according to your door's material and the weight of your wreath. If you use command hooks or self-adhesive strips, make sure to use a generous amount.
If you want to hang a wreath on your door permanently, it's better to use screws or door wreath hangers. These don't have any material or weight limits. If you have a glass door, a suction hook will work best.
Time to get ready for the holiday decor! While you're at it, check out our collection of best spring wreaths.