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5 Ways to Hang Wreaths and Garlands Without Drills or Nails

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Wreaths and garlands complete the look of any Christmas décor, but that often means making holes on walls, doors, or mantels. To help you with this dilemma, we’ve compiled five ways to hang your greenery without leaving any permanent damage.

1. Adhesive Hooks

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Use two hooks to secure the top and bottom part of a wreath. For garlands, line up several with space intervals. Make sure there’s enough support for both ends and middle of the garland. Fluff the foliage to completely hide the hooks. These are practical because you can remove and reposition them. There are even clear ones for mirrors and windows.

Bonus tip: Check the hook’s size and weight limit before hanging heavier items.

2. Nylon Fishing Line

Transparent nylon fishing line is strong, versatile, and almost invisible from afar. To hang a wreath on your front door, place an adhesive hook on the interior side above eye level, with the hook part facing downwards. Loop one end of the cord through the center of the wreath and knot both ends securely. The cord should be long enough to go over the top of the door and secured from the hook inside, so the wreath hangs on the outside of the front door at your desired height.

To hang a garland on the banister, start from the bottom of the stairs. Wrap the cord around one end of the garland and the top of the banister. Tie the cord in a secure knot to keep it in place. Repeat the process upstairs at the other end of the garland. Do the same at the center to create a draping effect. When the garland is secure, fluff the foliage to hide the cord.

Bonus tip: Try this method using clear zip ties, twist wires, or jute string.

3. Ribbon or Twine

A pretty ribbon or natural twine serves dual purpose as a style element and a way to hang your wreath. Loop one end of the ribbon through the center of the wreath, then tie both ends of the ribbon with a secure knot. Find a place with a hook like a coat rack and hang your wreath.

Bonus tip: Use a coordinating ribbon to cover cords and wires, then secure it with gaffer tape.

4. Over-the-Door Wreath Hangers

You simply need to place these over the door and hang the wreath from the hook. Most hangers fit standard doors and have steel frames to support heavier wreaths. Some are also adjustable so you can change the height of your display.

Bonus tip: The larger the wreath, the higher you should hang it on the door.

5. Garland Hangers

Available for single and double doors, garland hangers use spring tension so there’s no need for drills or nails. You simply mount it, adjust to fit the door’s width, and drape your garlands in place.

Bonus tip: Watch this video to know how much garland you need for your door.

At the end of the season, you can take down your décor without any visible trace. Do you know other tips and tricks? How do you hang your greenery? Let us know in the comments!

To see more of our wreaths and garlands, visit the Balsam Hill website.

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