I love to hang a wreath on my door for every holiday and season. I think it adds a wonderful bit of holiday spirit to our home and really makes the house look festive and inviting. The only problem with this is finding a good way to hang the wreath that won’t damage the door or weatherstripping. Over the years, I’ve tried several different ways of hanging my wreaths, and after A LOT of trial and error, I finally stumbled upon the best way to hang a wreath without damaging the door or weatherstripping.
In the past, I’ve tried hanging my wreaths using metal hangers that hang over the top of the door, and I found that not only do these break the weatherstripping seal around the door, but over time they also rub off the paint on the door frame and top of the door, as well as scratch up the door where they hang. I’ve also experimented with a method of hanging the wreath with ribbon and securing the ribbon to the top of the door with thumbtacks, but that resulted in similar problems in addition to the holes in the door.
I’ve tried countless other devices and tricks for hanging a wreath, but I’ve found that over time, the majority of them hurt my front door and weatherstripping. And even if they don’t directly damage the door, a lot of times they still break the weatherstripping seal, which can let in a draft and lead to higher utility bills, and that’s never a fun time. I mean, as much as I love having a wreath hanging on my door, I love keeping my weatherstripping intact even more, because if you missed the memo, winter is COLD in New England!
So when we moved into our new house, rather than scratch up our newly painted front door, I decided to just let my wreath sit on the entryway table. This actually wasn’t the worst idea, since I now had a beautiful decoration for my entryway table, but I still really wanted to be able to hang a wreath on my door.
So after LOTS of searching, I finally came across the solution to my problem! One day when I was searching online, I stumbled upon these magnetic hooks that were made for hanging a wreath on a door. I couldn’t believe it took me this long to discover them! Did you know they make magnetic hooks for hanging wreaths? I had no idea!
It almost seemed too good to be true, and I had my doubts about whether they’d be strong enough to actually hold my wreath, but I decided to order them anyways just to try them out, because I figured at that point I didn’t have much to lose. And much to my surprise, the magnetic hooks worked! They are super strong and have no problems holding up my wreath!
These are the hooks that I use, and I just tie some ribbon or twine to hold the wreath onto the hook, and it works perfectly. They’re coated, so there’s no worry about scratching up the door, and no damaging the weatherstripping!
They’re the best solution I’ve found for hanging a wreath on a metal door. The pack even comes with two hooks, so you can use them on a glass door or even hang two wreaths in your home. Or if you’re in a giving mood, you could share one with a friend, so that they, too, can enjoy the wonder that is hanging a wreath without damaging the door.
I didn’t even know they made magnetic hooks to hang wreaths, to be honest. Many front doors are reinforced with steel (check yours with a magnet to be sure), so it would seem that magnetic hooks are such a simple solution, but for some reason every time you go to the wreath section of the store or search online, all they’re selling are those wire hangers. Take this as proof that there is a better way to hang a wreath, and it doesn’t involve scratching up your door and weatherstripping!
So now that you know my secret trick for hanging a wreath, are you ready to try it out for yourself? I guarantee once you do, you definitely won’t be tempted to go back to those evil wire hangers! I am definitely a magnetic hook convert.
If you need some ideas for making your own wreath, you should seriously consider creating an interchangeable wreath. It’s a fabulous way to save money and space on holiday wreaths! Basically, you use the exact same wreath form and just change out the accessories every season and holiday. It’s a big money and space saver, and you’ll always have a festive wreath hanging on your door. Check out all of my interchangeable wreaths and get instructions for making your own below!
One wreath… so many possibilities!
Winter / Valentine’s Day / St. Patrick’s Day
Spring / Fall / Christmas
So how do you hang your wreaths? Do you have another secret trick or device that lets you hang your wreaths carefree? Let me know in the comments! And don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter below so you can get my craft and home tips delivered to your inbox every week!