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!
Ok this is awesome!! Good to know!
Thanks, Lara! It’s such an easy trick!
How cool is that Celeste! I can’t imagine how they work but I guess if you’ve tried it , that is the best endorsement. I don’t hang wreaths on my doors for exactly the same reason. This is a great solution and I’m glad you were able to do some sleuthing and find it.
Thanks, Mary! So glad to know I’m not the only one who wouldn’t hang my wreath due to the door damage! It’s pretty simple- just tie some ribbon or twine around the hook and hang your wreath up. Too easy!
I’m so glad this worked for you!! I’ve tried those removable hangers, but depending on the weight, it doesn’t always work. You should come link this up at Welcome Home Wednesdays! Party is open! http://www.suburbansimplicity.com Have a wonderful week, Celeste!
Thanks, Erin! I was worried about the weight of my wreath as well, but these say they hold up to 8 pounds, so they work perfectly for all the wreaths I’ve made so far. I’ll be sure to check out your link party!
What you did not mention is these only work on metal doors. Will not work if door is wood. I live in a modular home with a metal door and I have used mine for years.
Very true, Judi. I wouldn’t recommend a metallic hook if your door isn’t metal (or glass, as you can put one hook on each side)! Though I believe most front doors these days are reinforced with some sort of steel. So glad to hear you have no problems hanging your wreaths on your door! It took me forever to find this solution!
She DID mention her door was metal.
Celeste, I had no idea this existed. I’ve definitely scratched up my doors over the years. Right now we have a metal door, so I think I’ll give it shot! Thanks
Me neither, Heather! When I came across these, I was like where have these been all my life, and why have I never heard of them before? I’ve never seen them in stores, only online, but they really should sell them in stores! They’re much better than hangers!
I have never seen one of these. I am so excited to know this, because I hang wreaths all year long. Thanks!
Glad to hear I’m not the only one, Sherry! I love to hang wreaths all year long, too! They add such a warm, welcoming touch to the home!
This is awesome and I’m glad you were able to do some sleuthing and find it. Thanks for sharing this…
Thanks so much, Melisa! It took awhile for me to find it, but now it’s all I use to hang my wreaths!
I have a command strip on my door to hang wreaths, but I never take it off, I’m afraid it won’t come off nicely. This is a brilliant idea 🙂 Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase.
Thanks, Kati! I actually considered using command strip hooks, but I didn’t know that they’d be strong enough to hold my wreath. And of course there’s the issue of getting them off the door without residue. The magnetic hooks are kind of like the best of both worlds, haha.
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday. Cute wreaths!
Thanks so much, Donna!
This is so cool!! I have been using those long hooks that go over the door. I should try this little thingy now! 😉 Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! Would love to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.
Thanks, Denise! I find the magnetic hooks to be so much better than the wire hangers! I’ll be sure to stop by your link party this week!
I’ve been using a magnetic wreath hanger since just his past winter and totally agree! It is the least damaging material that I’ve found and I absolutely love it 🙂
So glad to hear that you love it as much as I do! I’m like where have these been all my life, haha!
That’s a great tip! I have a hook stuck on the other side of the door [the inside] but it doesn’t always hold up! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #3! Have a lovely weekend!
Thanks, Katrin! If you have a metal door, these hooks are pretty heavy duty and might work better! I am enjoying the new link party! Hope you have a great week!
This sounds great! However, we are in a windy spot and my wreathes tend to sway back and forth on the door and scratch it….sigh. Just repainted our front door and I’m hesitant to hang my wreath back up.
Kathi, that’s such a frustrating problem! Have you tried putting some foam or something on the back of the wreath to keep it from scratching the door? Another solution might be to try a different kind of wreath form. For example, instead of a grapevine or wire wreath form try a foam wreath or soft straw wreath? Hope this might help you be able to hang your wreath up again!
I find that for my type of door ( I believe it’s metal or maybe steel) the magnetic wreath holders work best. My only complaint is that they are too strong. I had to use a flathead screwdriver to be able to get underneath the magnet and “pop” it off door so that I could adjust it for a different wreath and the magnet took some paint off my door. Any solutions for this? The magnet already came with some foam protection on back but that obviously didn’t keep it from damaging my door. I read to glue felt on the back of magnet. Has anyone tried this? If so, did it work?
Clare, the magnetic wreath hangers are really strong, but I’ve never had problems getting mine off the door. That is one strong magnet you have! The ones I use are coated in plastic, so I don’t know if that makes a difference or not. I’d definitely try to glue some felt or foam to the back to see if that helps it come off easier. Hope that helps!
I have used the magnet hook on my front and back steel doors for years and love it, however, now that I would like to remove them the magnet is so strong it will not release from the door, I had even left the plastic liner on the side towards the door thinking it would make it easier to move or remove….. so I would most likely do damage to the door trying to wedge something under neath to pry it off.
So warning, make sure you put these were you really want them to be forever… and oh yes over the years they can slowly creep down to a position you don’t want them but you still cannot move them yourself.
Doris, I’ve never had a problem moving my wreath hanging magnet. Though it’s a really strong magnet, it is definitely possible to move it if you want. I’m not sure what kind you have, but the one I use has a plastic coating that helps protect the door. You mention that you left the plastic liner on yours, so it might be possible to wedge something between the magnet and the liner so you don’t damage the door. Hopefully that helps!
I just wanted to add that this hook did not work well for me. I live in Houston, Tx. and our humidity caused this strong magnet to “slip” down on our painted metal door, causing our paint to get “dragged” down. I had a normal weight wreath on it. I’ve also tried the over-the-door hook style wreath hanger, and that is just annoying on the front door when opening and closing the door. I just had my front door painted, and I don’t want to ruin my new paint. I really don’t want to put a nail through my door, but I may have to if I want to hang wreathes on it.
I’m so sorry to hear this didn’t work for you, Julie. Though I don’t think it was a problem with the humidity. We live right near the beach, so we have an insane amount of humidity year-round, and I’ve never had that problem with ours. Maybe your door isn’t reinforced with steel? It can be so frustrating to find the perfect solution to hang a wreath without hurting the door!
This is a great idea for saving the door from damage from the hook. Can you suggest how to prevent damage to the door when the wreath frame is wire? The wind, or even just opening and closing the door, causes the wreath to move and the wire frame scratches the door finish.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
It was helpful when you said that lots of front doors can be used with magnet hooks because they’re reinforced with steel. I like the idea of getting a poinsettia wreath with some fairy lights for the holidays. Thanks for teaching me how I can hang the wreath without damaging my door!
omg thank you!! I bought the suction wreath hooks since it showed it works on doors…but not mine!!