Next to the Christmas tree, a wreath is probably the most iconic decoration of the holiday season. But if you have a wooden door, the last thing you want to do is drill a hole in it just to spread some holiday cheer. And if you have a steel entry door, drilling a hole in it isn't even an option. But fortunately, there are lots of ways you can hang any type of wreath on your door without doing any damage to it. Here are 5 ways to consider.
1. Over-the Door Wreath Hanger
Probably the easiest way to hang a wreath is with an over-the-door wreath hanger. These come in lots of different colors, styles and materials, so they fit nicely with most any door or color scheme. With this type of hanger, all you door is just place the hook over the top of your door with the long strip hanging down the front of your door. Then, simply place your wreath at the bottom of the long strip - there is usually a half circle at the end of the strip with which to hold your wreath. Over-the-door wreath hangers can be found for usually less than $15 dollars or so.
Many people love the ease of using an over-the-door wreath hanger, but others would prefer not to see the hanger. No worries, there are other ways to hang your wreath.
2. Command® Hooks
Leave it to 3M and the makers of Scotch Magic Tape to come up with these! These handy hooks attach easily to flat surfaces and won’t cause damage when they are removed from your door. Simply attach one to your door and, voila! Command Hooks come in a all different sizes and styles, so it's easy to match the look of your door. Just be sure the ones you are getting will be strong enough to support the weight of your wreath. We also recommend using the Command Hooks that are designed for outdoor use, as they will be exposed to the cold and wet.
3. Decorative Ribbon
Another decorative way to hang a wreath on your front door without putting a hole in the front of your door is with the use of decorative ribbon. Take any type of ribbon that matches your wreath - that's usually the hard part, deciding which decorative ribbon to use! We recommend a ribbon that's about 4 inches wide and about 3 feet long. Extend the ribbon and place the wreath in the middle so that it hangs exactly where you want it to on the door.
Take the two ends of the ribbon towards the top of the door and overlap them so they both come together in the same spot at the top. Then take a flat thumbtack and tack both ends of the ribbon to the top of the door. (Yes, you will have a hole in your door, but it will be at the top of your door, where it will be invisible.) Make sure the tack is sturdy/long enough to hold your wreath securely in place. If you press the tack all the way into the top of the door, your door should still open and close properly.
Obviously, this method will only work on a wood door. But if you have a steel door, don't lose heart. We've got you a couple of solutions for steel doors, too.
4. Magnetic Wreath Hanger
If you have a steel door and would rather have your wreath be the focal point of your front door instead of an over-the-door wreath hanger, a magnetic wreath hanger is just what you are looking for. No nails, no screws, no messy glue. Many feature soft padding on the back side to prevent scratching or other damage to your door. Just attach the magnetic wreath hanger where the top of your wreath will hang and, presto! Magnetic wreath hangers come in a variety of colors and finishes and many can support a wreath of up to 10 lbs. or more. Be sure to check the package.
5. WreathPro Wreath Hanger
Another product that works great on both steel and wood doors is the WreathPro Adjustable Wreath Hanger. This product hangs your wreath with ribbon, giving your wreath a real decorator look. With the WreathPro wreath hanger, you can use any coordinating color ribbon, and is fully adjustable to any length of ribbon. The hanger is all but invisible, so all your visitors will see is your beautiful wreath. If you can tie a bow, you can use the WreathPro Adjustable Wreath Hanger. Here's where to buy one.
Do you have a favorite way of hanging your Christmas wreath on your door? We'd love to know about it!