Hanging Garland Around Door Without Nails

How To Hang A Garland Around The Front Door Without Nails

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Even if you own your home, sometimes you don’t want to stick nails in your door. I know I don’t want to. And if you’re a renter, you don’t even have a choice. So how do you hang a garland around a door without nails?

These garland holders by the Village Lighting Company are a great alternative. It is a patented design that works using horizontal pressure to hold the hanger up. The pads on the ends of the hanger ensure that there is no damage to your door frame. They are truly removable and reusable. They hold garlands up to 20 pounds.

These hangers are not suitable for screen doors or doors that open outwards. Also, you need to have at least 2.25 inches of available doorjamb for the pads to be fitted against.

Pros

  • Removable, reusable
  • Holds garlands up to 20 pounds
  • Durable cast iron, powder coated to prevent rust
  • Rubber end pads protect your door frame
  • Warranty of 1 year

Cons

  • Will not work with a screen door
  • Installation is easy, but like anything, the first time you use the hanger, you need to concentrate. If you have room, I’d suggest storing the hanger after loosening it just a little. Then next year you just need to tighten it up again!

V-20529 Slim Garland Holder (for door width 35-52 inches)

This handy garland holder is designed for a single door and fits openings 35 to 52 inches with no screen door.

Village Lighting Company V-20529 Front Door Garland Hanger
$49.99
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Hanging Garland Around Door Without Nails

How To Install V-20529

Step-By-Step Directions

A set of 2 wrenches of appropriate size will be included with the hanger. You may need a screwdriver, but the lady in the video doesn’t seem to need one.

Putting The Hanger Together

There are 2 rods, one (on the left in door scene in the video) is the fixed-length rod, and the other rod is designed to adjust to fit the hanger to your door.

The Non-Extension Rod

  • Insert the fixed-length square rod (B) into the wing frame (D) with the wing facing away. This rod has multiple screw holes. For most doors, you’ll use the first screw hole. If you need to, use the second or third hole.
  • Slide the end pad (E) vertically into the opposite end of the wing frame (D).
  • Insert one of the screws (H) to hold the end pad. Screw on the nut, using your screwdriver if you need to.

The Extension Rod

  • Repeat this process with the other wing frame (D) using the adjustable extension square rod (C).

Pulling The Hanger Together

  • Slide the center garland support (F) onto the center frame (A).
  • Once it is centered, tighten the wing bolt.
  • Slide each of the rods into the center frame.
  • Insert the last screw (I) into the fixed-length (non-extension) rod.
  • Screw on the nut, using your screwdriver if you need to.

Installing The Hanger

  • Ensure that the area on the door frame where the end pads will sit is clean.
  • Place the hanger on the ground in front of the door where you are installing it.
  • Loosen the locking bolts in the extension arm.
  • Adjust the width using the two bolts so that the hanger just barely fits inside the door frame.
  • Lift the hanger to its final spot at the top of the door, and hold it with one hand.
  • Using your other hand, tighten the bolts as much as you can by hand.
  • Use one of the included wrenches to tighten the inside locking bolt until the hanger is securely wedged in the door frame.
  • Once the hanger is secure in the door frame, tighten the outside locking bolt against the lock washer.

To Hang Your Garland

  • Rest the center of the garland on the middle hanger.
  • Lift one side of the garland and hook it behind the side support.
  • Do the same with the other side of the garland.

V-2072 Series Garland Hangers

The adjustable V-2072 series of garland hangers make a feature of the center garland holder and the side wings. If you like this style, but would prefer a more muted color, you have a choice of mocha brown as well as the white.

V-20720 Single Door Garland Holder (for door width 35-52 inches)

V-20720 Single Door Garland Holder
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V-20721 Double Door Garland Holder (for door width 52-82 inches)

V-20721 Double Door Garland Holder
$99.99
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How To Install V-20720 and V-20721

Step-By-Step Directions

Putting The Hanger Together

• Push the two wing frames (A & B) together with the wings facing out and the center of the frame resting on the table.
• Insert the longest bolt (D) into the center and tighten with wing nut (E).
• Lift the frame with one hand.
• With the other hand, attach each of the crescent-moon-shaped center garland supports (G) by clicking them in at the center of each side of the wing frame.
• Lay the frame down again.
• Wind one of the screws (H) into one of the garland supports (G). Use the L-shaped key (I) to tighten it.
• Repeat for the other garland support.

Installing The Hanger

• Ensure that the area on the door frame where the end pads will sit is clean.
• Place the hanger on the ground in front of the door where you are installing it.
• Adjust both sides of the garland hanger equally. The hanger should be ¼ inch wider than the door frame.
• Stabilize the hanger by inserting the pin (F) in the appropriate slot.
Stablizing V2072 Series Hanging Garland Around Door Without Nails

• Lift the frame to the top of the door. The frame should be in almost a “V” shape.
• Position the rubber-padded ends in the top corners of your door.
• Push up on the center section until the hanger locks in place. Take care not to pinch yourself.
Putting Up V2072 Series Hanging Garland Around Door Without Nails
• Adjust the length slightly until the hanger locks horizontally in place.
• Secure the hanger with the last bolt (C) and wing nut (E) under the center arm.

To Hang Your Garland

• Rest the center of the garland on the middle hanger.
• Lift one side of the garland and hook it behind the side support.
• Do the same with the other side of the garland.

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