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.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- Mono-filament fishing line, heavy-duty
- Tent stake
- Masonry bit
- Lead expansion anchor (molly) and bolt to fit
- Safety goggles
No-Drill Temporary Hanger for a Freestanding Wall
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.
Cut a length of heavy-duty mono-filament fishing line to that measurement plus and extra foot for good measure.
Pound a tent stake in the ground on the opposite side of the wall from the side you wish to decorate.
Tie one end of the mono-filament line to your wreath and drop the opposite end over the wall.
Tie the loose end to the stake for a secure and nearly invisible fastener for your wreath without damaging the wall.
Drilled Permanent Hanger
Mark the placement for the top of the wreath within a mortared joint instead of a stone face.
Use a masonry bit to drill a hole in the wall the same diameter as the molly insert you will use.
Insert the lead expansion anchor or molly into the hole, tapping it into place with a hammer.
Screw a bolt into the molly until only about one-quarter inch protrudes from the wall.
Attach a heavy-duty mono-filament loop to the back of the wreath and hang it from the bolt.