How to Hang Wreaths on Outside Windows

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Adorning exterior windows with wreaths adds a festive look to your home during the winter holiday season -- and any other time of year you feel like embellishing your windows. You can create decorative wreaths with a fall theme, a spring theme, a patriotic theme for the Fourth of July, or to celebrate a special event such as a homecoming or wedding. The best method for attaching the wreaths depends on the type of windows you have, the weight of the wreath and the look you want.

How to Hang Wreaths on Outside Windows
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Things You'll Need

  • Outdoor ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cooking oil
  • Paper towels
  • Suction cups with hooks -- 1 to 2 per wreath
Step 1

Cut a length of ribbon for the first wreath. Use ribbon recommended for outdoor use. Experiment with the first ribbon to determine the length you'll need for all your wreaths, according to the size of the windows and where you want the wreath to fall. Make any necessary adjustments for windows of different sizes.

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Step 2

Loop the ribbon through the top of the wreath. Holding both ends of the ribbon together, tie a loose knot at the end of the ribbon.

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Step 3

Open the window from the top wide enough to fit the wreath through. Put the wreath on the outside of the window, draping the ribbon over the top edge of the window while you hold onto the knot. Position the wreath where you want it.

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Step 4

Close the window carefully, while still holding onto the knot, which remains on the inside of the closed window. Latch the window to make sure it is securely closed.

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Step 1

Cut a length of floral wire to fashion a hanging loop for your wreath. Thread the wire through the top of a wire wreath frame and twist the ends together to form a loop. Use a hot glue gun to attach the wire loop to a foam or wood wreath frame.

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Step 2

Moisten a paper towel, lightly, with cooking oil. Wipe the oil inside a suction cup with a hook.

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Step 3

Push the suction cup firmly against the exterior surface of the window. Apply pressure for about a minute to secure the suction cup to the surface. Repeat the process if you need an additional suction cup to support a heavier wreath.

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Step 4

Hang the wreath's wire loop on the suction cup hook. Position the wreath the way you want it on the window.

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