How to Hang a Wreath on a Metal Door


A wreath on a door is an instantly inviting decoration, dressing up the door with color and natural decor. Hanging a wreath need not be complicated -- in fact, if you use some methods you will not need any tools at all. This can be especially advantageous if you have a metal door, in which you prefer not to make holes for hanging. Hang a wreath on a metal door to decorate the door and welcome people to your home.

Things You'll Need

  • Wreath hanger
  • Satin or velvet ribbon (optional)
  • Magnetic hook

Wreath Hanger

  • Select a wreath hanger for your door. These hangers have one end that sits on the top of the door with the other end extending down to a hook to hold the wreath. Choose a wreath hanger in a color you like -- brass, black, white or clear. If you choose clear, the wreath hanger will not be as noticeable above the wreath. Choose a hanger that will fit over the width of your door and one that extends long enough to hang the wreath where you want it.

  • Place the wreath hanger over the top of the door, centering it exactly between the left and right sides of the door.

  • Find the hanging loop on the back of the wreath and place this loop over the hook on the wreath hanger.

  • Stand back and assess the wreath. If you think the wreath is too high, extend the hanger with a piece of ribbon. Use 1-inch-wide ribbon that complements the wreath and cut an 18-inch length. Insert the end of the ribbon through the loop at the back of the wreath and tie the ends of the ribbon into a bow. Place the ribbon over the wreath hanger with the bow at the top.

Magnetic Hook

  • Select a magnetic hook that will hold the wreath on the metal door. Consult weight recommendations for the hook and make sure that the hook is strong enough to hold the wreath securely. Some magnetic wreath hooks will hold up to 10 lbs and other hooks may hold lesser amounts.

  • Place the magnetic hook on the metal door where you want to hang the wreath. Center the hook between the left and right edges and place it at a height you find visually pleasing. Hang a larger wreath -- one more than a 25-inch diameter -- higher than a smaller wreath.

  • Find the hanging loop on the back of the wreath and place this loop over the magnetic hook.

  • Stand back and assess the wreath. Adjust the height up or down, if necessary.

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