How to Easily Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows

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Hanging wreaths on your windows can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done it before.  I hang them on my windows every Christmas season and I’m excited to share all my tips and tricks with you today.  They are simple, easy, and tried and true!  Friends and strangers alike ask the “secret” every year, and it’s so so easy!

Hanging Wreaths on Windows Supplies

First up is a quick run to the craft or hobby store to pick up some wreaths and ribbon!  I like to simply tie my ribbons around the entire wreath and double knot them for those windy Utah days.

If you’re looking for fun Christmas Free Printable Gift Tags be sure to check out this post.

For this project you need:

  • Wreaths (the ones in these pictures are $3 wreaths from Michaels black friday sale a few years ago)
  • 1 1/2 inch Offray Red Satin Double Sided Ribbon For Bows like these you will need 1.5 yards per Wreath
  • Suction cups
  • Paper towel
  • Window cleaner I use my current fave all purpose cleaner in the photos below.  It’s this
  • Apron This is my favorite apron of all time for painting, cooking, crafting, gardening, and working around the house.

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Prep your pockets with suction cups.

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

Give your glass a quick cleaning in the spot you want your exterior wreath to hang.  This is possibly the most important part of the DIY.  You may also want to swipe some of that cleaner across your suction cups to remove any extra dust left over from the packaging or manufacturing process.

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

My friends said I shouldn’t mention this part.  But it’s worked for me for the last 6 years.  So here goes.  Don’t judge me too harshly; we’re friends too, so I’ll tell you exactly how I hang my wreaths.  Guys…. I lick that suction cup!  I swear it makes it stay on.  Occasionally we do have them blow off here or there with our crazy winds in our neighborhood, but for the most part they stay on really well.

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

You could also dip your finger in water and rub it on the suction cup.  So here I am putting “water” on a suction cup.  But we all know what really went on here.

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

Next you need to determine the height of your wreath; this is key.  If you hang them too low they will rub a hole right through your screens.  Either remove the screen for the season or hang them on the top half of your window.

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

This height is better than the last photo.

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

Once your wreath is hung give it a quick once over for any branches that have smooshed out of place during hanging.  Step back away from the house and double check too before you put the screens back on if you’re hanging wreaths upstairs.

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

Make sure your bow is double knotted and that the loops and tails are all trimmed and good to go!

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

To hang the wreath on a glass door, start by putting a nail on the top of the door, where it will be hidden.

Next, hammer the nail into the door straight down, and then once it’s in far enough to hold a wreath, hammer the nail almost flat – with the head of the nail facing the inside of the house, so that you have just enough room for the ribbon to go under it.

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

Hang up the wreath on the nail and make sure it is in tight so it won’t fall.

 

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

Just like the other wreaths, make sure the bow is double knotted and and the ends are cut and looking good!

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

Then once again, when your wreath is hung, check for any branches that are out of place and give it a quick touch up!

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

 

You can even do double bows for a different look, like in the photo below.

woman holding christmas wreath suction apron ribbon hang wash window home house diy how to

 

Utah Commercial Photographer

//Family Photos by Cara Mathis Photography

//DIY Photos by Seviah Soren

 

 

 

 

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