Wreaths and garlands complete the look of any spring, fall, or Christmas décor. Yet, displaying them often means making holes on walls, doors, or mantels. To help you with this dilemma, we’ve turned to Courtney of French Country Cottage for some expert advice. Watch the video below as she shows six different ways on how to hang Balsam Hill garlands and wreaths without leaving any permanent damage.


1. Use Adhesive Hooks

When showing how to hang a wreath on a wall without a nail, experts use adhesive hooks. They are practical because you can remove and reposition them. Hooks work well on doors, walls, and even staircases. You can even choose clear ones for mirrors and windows.

How to Hang Wreaths on Walls Using Adhesive Hooks

1. Clean and dry the surface before you apply the adhesive hook. This will improve its grip and keep it secure.

2. Hang your wreath. If necessary, add another hook at the bottom of the wreath for added support.

Bonus Tip: For best results, check your adhesive hook’s weight limit before hanging heavier or larger wreaths.

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How to Hang Garlands and Wreaths on Staircases Using Adhesive Hooks

1. When hanging on the stairs, stick the adhesive hook on the handrail.

2. Hang the wreath. Use another hook at the bottom of the wreath for added stability.

3. For garlands, line up several hooks with even space intervals. Make sure you have enough support in the middle and on each end of the garland’s length.

4. Fluff the foliage to completely hide the hooks.

Bonus Tip: Use clear zip ties, jute string, or twist wire to secure your garland further.

Featured: Balsam Hill Mountain Meadow Wreath
Featured: Balsam Hill Mountain Meadow Garland

Related article: How to Fluff Artificial Wreaths and Garlands

2. Secure with Nylon Fishing Line

Transparent nylon fishing line is strong, versatile, and almost invisible from afar. This makes it one of the niftiest hacks on how to hang a garland without nails.

How to Hang Wreaths on Doors Using Nylon Fishing Line

1. To hang a wreath on your front door, place an adhesive hook on the interior side, above eye level. The hook part should face downward.

2. Loop one end of the nylon cord around the hook and tie to secure. The cord should be long enough to go over the top of the door and to hang your wreath from your desired height outside.

3. Tie the other end of the nylon cord securely around your wreath. Suspend your wreath from the inside of your door.

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How to Hang Garlands on Staircases Using Nylon Fishing Line

1. 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.

2. Repeat the same process upstairs, at the other end of the garland.

3. Tie the center of the garland to the stair rail to create a draping effect.

4. When the garland is secure, fluff the foliage to hide the nylon string.

Featured: Balsam Hill Red Berry BH Frosted Fraser Fir® Wreath and Garland

3. Tie a Ribbon or Twine

Hanging wreaths with ribbon or natural twine is a great Christmas decorating idea to try. It’s not only functional but also serves as a style element that ties the look together.

How to Hang a Wreath Using Ribbon or Twine

  1. Loop one end of the ribbon through the center of the wreath

2. Bind both ends of the ribbon with a secure knot.

3. Find a place with a hook like a coat rack and hang your wreath.

Featured: Balsam Hill Red Berry BH Frosted Fraser Fir® Wreath

Bonus Tip: Elevate the look of your wreath by adding the ribbon in the center instead.

Featured: Balsam Hill Red Berry BH Frosted Fraser Fir® Wreath

4. Use Craft Wire

Craft wire is more heavy-duty compared to ribbons or nylon. If you were wondering how to hang a heavy garland without damaging your walls, this would be one of the best materials to use.

How to Hang a Wreath Using Craft Wire

1. Loop the craft wire through the back frame of the wreath.

2. Use the loop you created to hang your wreath from your peg or hook. Twist the wire to secure.

3. Make the craft wire less visible by covering it with decorative ribbon for an elegant touch.

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5. Place Over-the-Door Wreath Hangers

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Balsam Hill wreath hangers allow you to display wreaths easily without any damage to doors. Most wreath 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.

How to Hang a Wreath Using an Over-the-Door Wreath Hanger

1. Place the wreath hanger over the door. If you have an adjustable one, check the hanging height.

2. Hang your wreath. Fluff the foliage to make it look its best.

Featured: Balsam Hill Beacon Hill Outdoor Cypress Wreath

Bonus tips:

• Use double door wreath hangers to display wreaths from the inside and outside of your door.

• The larger the wreath, the higher you should hang it on the door.

6. Try a Garland Hanger

Featured: Balsam Hill Single Door Garland Hanger

If you’re trying to figure out how to hang a garland outside the door without nails, then a metal garland hanger is the best solution. Balsam Hill garland hangers use spring tension, so there’s no need for drills or nails. They’re also available for single and double doors.

How to Hang a Garland Using a Garland Hanger

1. Mount your garland hanger and adjust to fit the door’s width.

2. Loop your garland over the center and corners of your garland hanger.

3. Adjust the garland to fit your door. Fluff the foliage to finish.

Featured: Balsam Hill Single Door Garland Hanger and Beacon Hill Outdoor Cypress Garland

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


We hope these expert tips can help you decorate with your greenery much easier. And, at the end of each season, you can take down your décor without any visible trace.

Do you know other tips on how to hang garlands and wreaths without nails or damage? Let us know in the comments!

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