Wreaths are a festive addition to any window, and they can be a great way to add some holiday cheer to your home. If you’re looking for tips on hanging wreaths on windows like a pro, you’ve come to the right place!
In this blog post, we will give you some great tips that will help you create an eye-catching display that will make your neighbors jealous. With just a few simple steps, you can easily hang your beautiful window wreath in your home this Christmas season. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to creating holiday cheer in no time!
Where To Hang Your Wreath?
- Decide where you want to hang your window wreath.
- Will the wreath be on the inside or the outside of the glass?
- You want to make sure that it’s not going to be in the way of the window opening and closing.
- Make sure it won’t block any views in or out the window, or maybe this doesn’t matter…
- Also, it’s important to take into account any other decorations you might have on the windowsill.
- Decide how high you want your wreath to be hung. If it helps, you can put a small piece of tape on the glass in the spot where you want the top of the wreath to sit.
- If you’re hanging multiple wreaths, stagger them at different heights for a more interesting look.
How Big Should Window Wreaths Be?
You’ll want to consider the size of your wreath. Make sure that it is proportional to the size of your window, otherwise, it will look out of place. A wreath that is too small will look lost on a window, while a wreath that is too large can be difficult to hang and may obscure your view.
The best way to find the perfect size wreath for your window is to measure the width of the window and then choose a wreath that is about two-thirds the width of the window.
Measure Your Window
Start by measuring your window. You’ll need to know the width and height of the window so that you can choose a wreath that is the right size.
Once you have your measurements, write them down or take a picture of them so that you’ll remember what they are when you’re shopping for your wreath or your DIY wreath materials.
If you’re hanging multiple wreaths, you’ll also want to measure the space between each window so that you can make sure your wreaths are evenly spaced.
Choose The Wreath
Window wreaths come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose the right one for your window.
- The most important factor to consider is the size of your window.
- Another important factor to consider is the type of wreath. There are many different types of wreaths, so make sure to choose one (or make one) that will complement your home’s style.
- Choose or make a wreath that has a sturdy frame. A flimsy wreath will be difficult to hang and is more likely to fall off the window or fly away.
- Another great tip is to use a ribbon or string that contrasts with the color of your wreath. This will help create a more polished look.
- Most window wreaths can be hung either inside or outside, but make sure to check the specifications before you buy or take this into account when you make the wreath.
- Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative! There are no rules when it comes to decorating your windows for the holidays. So have fun and experiment until you find a look that you love.
Hang The Wreath
Now that you’ve chosen the perfect window wreath, it’s time to hang it like a pro! Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Make sure the hooks you use are strong enough to support the weight of the wreath. You don’t want your wreath falling and breaking!
- Use removable adhesive hooks. This will make it easy to hang the wreath without damaging the window or leaving behind any sticky residue.
- Make sure your windows are clean. This sounds like an obvious step, but it’s important to make sure there is no dust or debris on the window glass where you’ll be hanging the wreath. A clean surface will help ensure that the wreath stays in place.
- Try hanging the wreath at eye level. This will ensure that the wreath is visible and can be enjoyed by everyone.
- Try using some festive decorations to give your wreaths a little extra pizzazz. This could include lights, ribbons, ornaments, or anything else that you like.
Wreaths On Interior Windows
- Spray the back of any wreaths hung on a window with a water-repelling spray like Rain-X. This will help keep moisture from building up on the window and fogging up the glass.
- Ensure that your wreath won’t interfere with the operation of your window by hanging it high enough that it won’t block the window from opening or closing.
- Also, if you’re going to put decorations on the windowsill, the wreath won’t block them.
- Finally, if you have young children or pets, be sure to hang the wreath high enough that they can’t reach it and pull it down.
Wreaths On Exterior Windows
- If you’re hanging outdoor wreaths, make sure to choose or make a wreath with weather-resistant materials. This includes both the wreath itself and any decorations you add to it. For example, there is outdoor ribbon that is specifically designed for wreaths. If not, ensure you hang the wreath under some cover.
- Choose a spot on your porch or house where there is good sunlight and wind circulation. This will help keep your window wreath from collecting moisture and becoming moldy.
- If you live in a windy area, you’ll want to make sure that any exterior wreaths are securely fastened to your window. You don’t want them blowing away and ending up in your neighbor’s yard! It might be an idea to fasten the bottom of each wreath to the window with some fishing line to keep it stable.
How To Hang Wreaths On Upstairs Windows
If you’re like me and live in a two-story house, then you know the struggle of trying to find the perfect spot to hang your outdoor Christmas wreaths. You don’t want them too high up, where Santa might have trouble finding them on Christmas Eve. But you also don’t want them too low, where nosy neighbors or pesky animals might be tempted to take a nibble.
The solution? Hang your wreath on the outside of an upstairs window, but do it from the inside! No need to climb a precarious ladder and risk life and limb.
Even if you’re doing this from the inside, it’s a good idea not to do these jobs alone….find a friend who can hand you your materials as you need them. They can also let you know if the wreath is hanging straight and if the bow is in the right spot.
None of these methods below involve using a tall ladder up to the top floor outside windows, so have a look….
Methods For Wreath Hanging On Windows
There are a few different ways you can hang a wreath on an upstairs window, and it really just depends on what materials you have on hand.
The beauty of these methods is that once you’re happy with one of them, you can keep using it year after year.
Method 1: Suction Cup Hook
- First, find a suction cup hook that is strong enough to hold the weight of your wreath. I like to use clear hooks so they’re less noticeable against the glass.
- The wreath will probably be too big to sit on the suction hook as it is, so check that it has a loop hanger. If your wreath doesn’t have a hanger, you can make a DIY wreath hanger. You could use some fishing line, ribbon, or strong twine. These are not designed to be decorative, so keep the hanger short so it won’t be visible from below. It just needs to be long enough to hang on the hook. From the street, the wreath will look like it’s hanging in mid-air!
- If you use window screens you’ll need to carefully remove them.
- Next, prepare the outside of your window according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that the suction cup will adhere.
- Reach up with your suction cup and place it on the outside of the window pane according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you need to stand on a stable chair or a step ladder; be very careful.
- Give the hook a little pull to test it.
- Hang your wreath on the hook.
- Check that it’s hanging straight.
- Replace the screen and close the window.
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This is a great 10-pack combo set that includes:
- 4 small hooks that hold 1 pound each
- 4 medium hooks that hold 3 pounds each
- 2 large hooks that hold 7 pounds each
They're perfect for hanging Christmas decorations or any other type of home decor.
To use these hooks, simply clean the surface you wish to attach the hook to and leave it slightly wet.
Then press the suction cup in the middle firmly to activate the suction.
To remove the suction cup, just lift the tab on the side.
Method 2: Ribbon
If you have double-hung windows, this method is for you. And it’s so easy!
- If you know that the top windows won’t be opened over the holiday season, simply pull down the top window, hang your wreath inside or outside while holding the ribbon over the window frame, and close the window again. (When you remove the wreath in the new year, hold the ribbon when you open the top window, otherwise, your wreath will fall down!)
- You could sew or glue a pocket at one end of your wreath ribbon. Then place something inside that will act as a stopper, such as a block of wood, or other household item. When the wreath is hung from the top window frame and then the window is closed, the stopper will hold the wreath ribbon in place.
Method 3: Command Hooks
Command hooks are a great way to hang wreaths on windows easily and with no damage.
You can find the instructions in our article about hanging wreaths on glass doors, or you can look at the video below.
If you're looking for a way to hang things on your glass door or window without ruining the look of your home, then large clear outdoor command hooks are a great option.
- These hooks are 1.375 inches wide and 3.375 inches long and protrude from the glass by 1 inch.
- They're also clear, so they're not too noticeable from the other side of the glass.
- Best of all, they can hold up to 4 pounds, making them perfect for hanging wreaths, garlands, ornaments, and more.
- Plus, they can cope with temperatures from -20 to +125 degrees Fahrenheit, making them perfect for use all year round or in just about any place in the world.
So if you're looking for a discreet and durable way to hang things on your glass door or window, these large clear outdoor command hooks are the way to go.
Applying The Hooks
Removing The Hooks
When it comes to holiday decorating, there are few things more festive than lovely wreaths on your windows. Although hanging Christmas wreaths on your windows may seem like a daunting task, following these simple tips will help you hang your wreath like a pro in no time! Merry Christmas!