Tips for Hanging Christmas Wreaths and Garland

It’s time to deck the halls, and how better to spread the Christmas cheer, than with holiday garland and greenery! If you love the look, but don’t know the tricks for hanging it beautifully, then worry no more. We have the inside scoop on how to hang garlands and wreaths throughout your home.

How to Hang Garland Around the Front Door

Step One: Measure your doorframe. Measure both sides of the frame and then the width across the top. Add them together and now you know how much garland you will need.

Step Two: Leave the nail and hammer in the toolbox, and instead use some handy tools that are perfect for this seasonal décor. Try a metal doorway garland hanger to hang the garland across the top of the doorframe. This convenient invention fits into place without any nails or screws and doesn’t damage your door. Best of all it looks beautiful. Next, look in the holiday décor section of your store for clear hooks designed to adhere to most surfaces and then are easily removed without damage. These little wonders can transform all your holiday decorating!

How to Hang Garland on a Mantel

Of course, if your mantel has a wide enough ledge, you can set garland on top with ease. If you want to hang it in swags, decide how many swags you want, usually 3 or 5, depending on the width of your mantel. Attach clear, removable hooks on the top edge of the ledge in the places you want the peak of your garland. Start with the center one, then measure so the remaining ones are evenly spaced. Use fishing line to hang the garland on the hooks. Add festive ribbon at each hook to finish the look. String small battery-powered wire lights through the garland if you want to add subtle lighting to the garland.

How to Hang a Wreath on a Front Door

There are many types of doors, and just as many ways to hang a wreath on them. Here are the most common ones:

Wood Doors: Hang a wreath using a wreath hanger that hangs over the top of the door. Or loop a 3-inch wide ribbon through your wreath, then secure it to the top of your door with flat thumbtacks. This works great on mirrors inside your home too, just tack down the ribbon ends on the back side of the mirror frame.

Glass Doors: Use a suction cup wreath hanger to secure the wreath to the door. Or use a window wreath hanger that features a place to hook a wreath on both sides of the glass. This is a great way to handle twice the decorating.

Metal Doors: Use a magnetic wreath holder to keep your wreath firmly in place.

How to Hang a Wreath on a Wall

Take the same approach that you would when hanging a piece of artwork. A nail or picture-hanging hook might be all you need. Sometimes it works out nicely when you can take down your non-seasonal artwork and replace it with your holiday art on the same hook. If you want to avoid adding a hole to your wall, use a clear removable plastic hook.

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