How to Hang a Heavy Wreath on a Stone Wall

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape

  • Mono-filament fishing line, heavy-duty

  • Tent stake

  • Drill

  • Masonry bit

  • Lead expansion anchor (molly) and bolt to fit

  • Safety goggles

A heavy wreath requires sturdy hangers.

A fresh evergreen wreath looks naturally attractive against a stone façade, but getting it to hang there may present a problem. It is not always easy to set hangers into stone, and of course, doing so improperly may result in a spoiled wall or a decoration that crashes to the ground when least expected. However, with care and a bit of patience, it is possible to put your wreath where you want it and leave your wall relatively untouched in the process.

No-Drill Temporary Hanger for a Freestanding Wall

Step 1

Measure from the spot where you want the top of the wreath to be, up and over the wall to the ground on the opposite side.

Step 2

Cut a length of heavy-duty mono-filament fishing line to that measurement plus and extra foot for good measure.

Step 3

Pound a tent stake in the ground on the opposite side of the wall from the side you wish to decorate.

Step 4

Tie one end of the mono-filament line to your wreath and drop the opposite end over the wall.

Step 5

Tie the loose end to the stake for a secure and nearly invisible fastener for your wreath without damaging the wall.

Drilled Permanent Hanger

Step 1

Mark the placement for the top of the wreath within a mortared joint instead of a stone face.

Step 2

Use a masonry bit to drill a hole in the wall the same diameter as the molly insert you will use.

Step 3

Insert the lead expansion anchor or molly into the hole, tapping it into place with a hammer.

Step 4

Screw a bolt into the molly until only about one-quarter inch protrudes from the wall.

Step 5

Attach a heavy-duty mono-filament loop to the back of the wreath and hang it from the bolt.


Screw the bolt all the way into the lead expansion anchor until it is flush, and paint it the color of the mortar or stone to hide it when not in use.


Wear safety goggles when drilling into masonry to avoid flying chips and dust.