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How to Hang a Wreath on a Glass Door (10 Expert Tips)

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Wreaths are a great piece of home décor that not only brings attention to your front door but also helps you celebrate the time of year at hand. Many people feel wreaths are only fitting when a holiday is around the corner but that isn’t the case. Seasonal wreaths or those that celebrate the family are also good tools if you’re a fan of decorating.

Unfortunately, many forego hanging wreaths due to worries about the process damaging their glass doors or being too difficult to do. That’s where we come in. Let’s take a look at a few expert tips on how to hang a wreath on a glass door so you can tackle this task effortlessly. Your door will look more inviting and you’ll get to feel the accomplishment of a job well done.

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The 10 Expert Tips on How to Hang a Wreath on a Glass Door

Safe Methods to Hand a Wreath on a Glass

First, let’s take a look at ways you can hang your wreath on your glass without damaging it. Either of these methods will work. Simply choose the one you like the best and feel most comfortable with to get your project started.

1. Using a Wreath Hanger

One of the most common ways to hang a wreath on a glass door, or any type of door you don’t want to make a hole in, is a wreath hanger. These hangers are designed to be thin so you have no issues with the door closing. If this is the method you want to use you’ll find that wreath hangers are available at most department stores, hobby stores, or online. One thing to remember when using this method is that the hanger will be visible from above the wreath. If that isn’t something you’re good with, another method may be a better option for you.

Burlap wreath hanger with bow and roses
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2. Wreath Hooks with Suction Cups

Another item you’ll find available at most craft or department stores is wreath hooks. Often you’ll find these hooks featuring suction cups. This makes them completely safe to use on glass doors. These types of wreath hooks are sold in clear and colored options. The clear hooks make it easier to hide them and not take away from the beauty of your wreaths. When using suction cup wreath hooks, the only issue is slamming your door too hard. This can cause your wreath to fall. Luckily, the suction cup should be a cinch to put back up if that happens.

3. Adhesive Hooks (Command Strips)

If you’re a homeowner who loves to decorate but tries to avoid damaging your home, you most likely know quite a bit about command strips or adhesive hooks. These strips are designed to hold a decent amount of weight if you buy the proper ones. When you go to a store to pick up command strips you’ll find a lot to choose from. Have a good idea of how much your wreath weighs so you can ensure you choose one that will hold up. You’ll be pleased with how easy your wreath will be to move or take down thanks to these strips.

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Tips to Make Hanging a Wreath Safer and Easier

Now that we’ve covered safe hanging methods, let’s take a look at a few tips that will make hanging your wreath easier so you can enjoy it longer.

4. Where to Hang Your Wreath

In most situations, a decorative wreath should hang in the middle of the door. This may be something you feel comfortable eyeballing. If not, don’t feel bad about whipping out the tape measure to make sure all goes well. If your wreath has ribbon on the back to hang from, make sure you include the length when you’re measuring so your wreath isn’t lower than you expected.

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5. Clean the Glass

Before implementing any of the hanging methods discussed above, a clean surface to work with is important. It will help suction cups or command strips to adhere better and will keep dirt from showing beneath your over-the-door hanger. Rubbing alcohol is a great option when tackling this task. Simply spray the window and wipe it clean with a soft or microfiber cloth.

6. Follow the Directions

Each of the hanging methods we discussed above will have different instructions for use. Simply follow those directions. Keep in mind, if you use the suction cup hanger, getting the suction cup to stick takes a bit of practice. Don’t get discouraged. With a bit of effort, you’ll get it attached to your door so your wreath can hang beautifully.

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7. Protect Your Door with Felt

Glass can be scratched easily. Many of the wreaths you buy in the store, or even those made at home, don’t come with protective backing on them. To avoid damaging your glass, you can use felt on the back of your wreath. Grab a bit of felt from the craft store. Once you’re home, cut it into sizes that will cover the back of your wreath without overlapping at the front where it can be seen. Then you can attach the felt using hot glue or whatever method you choose. This will save your glass door from being scratched each time the wreath swings.

8. Double-Sided Tape May Help

Once the felt is in place to protect your glass, if you’re still unsure about potential damage from a swinging wreath or worry about the wreath falling when guests arrive, use a bit of double-sided tape. Double-sided tape can be stuck to the back of the wreath, then to the glass to keep your wreath in one position. The key to this is to be sure your wreath is hanging where you want it before you tape it into place. When you take your wreath down, a bit of elbow grease and rubbing alcohol should clean things up easily enough.

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9. Add Extra Decorations If You Choose

Now that your wreath is up, you can spruce things up if you want. For Christmas, holiday lights or ornaments are always a big hit. If you’re hanging a spring wreath, butterflies and flowers are big hits. Let your imagination take over and bring the time of year you’re celebrating to life.

10. Enjoy Your Wreath

Finally, your wreath is ready to enjoy. Your family and friends can comment on how cute your wreath is while you bask in the fact that you hung it yourself without causing any damage to your glass door.

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No matter the time of year, a wreath can be a big hit. With the holidays right around the corner, and the bite of winter in the air, now is the perfect time to hang a wreath on your door to welcome friends and relatives in from the cold. Implementing these tips can make hanging your wreath quicker while also ensuring the integrity of your glass door.

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