Whether it's an exposed brick or stone fireplace, these surfaces pose a unique challenge to hanging decorations. More often than not, you will need to drill a hole to hang a wreath on a stone fireplace. However, depending on the wreath's weight, you may be able to keep the wreath anchored in place without drilling.
Hang a Wreath on a Stone Fireplace Without Drilling
There are many reasons someone might not want to hang a wreath by drilling. Perhaps you are renting the space, do not have the tools necessary to drill into stone or do not wish to put a hole in the wall. Regardless of the reason, you can still hang a wreath on stone fireplaces without drilling.
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To complete the job, you will need a brick clip, which will act as a wreath hanger for a stone fireplace, and zip ties. Hanging a wreath with the brick clip method is best for hanging decorations on painted brick walls and for exterior decorations as long as they are not exposed to high winds.
Before you begin, double-check that the brick clip will be able to support the wreath's weight. Then, determine the position of the wreath and where you should install the brick clip. Following the manufacturer's instructions, install the brick clip by aligning the clip's bottom edge with the brick's and then snapping the clip's top edge in place. Once secure, carefully hang the wreath on the brick clip and secure it in place with zip ties.
Selecting a Brick Clip
The brick clip must support the wreath's weight; however, that is not the only thing to consider when purchasing brick clips. Brick height in North America is typically 2 1/4 inches; however, height may vary.
The clip must be the proper height for the brick to support the wreath; otherwise, the clip can easily pop off. While brick clips make hanging wreaths without drilling easy, they might not be the appropriate solution for your wall. Always be sure to check the brick clip's fit before hanging the wreath or decoration.
Hang a Heavy Wreath on a Stone Wall
While brick clips may be successful for lightweight decorations and wreaths, large wreaths will require sturdier, more reliable support. The safest way to ensure the hook can support the wreath's weight on a stone wall is to drill a hole for the anchor. To hang the wreath on stone, you'll need safety glasses, a hammer drill, a cordless drill gun, a 2- to 3-inch masonry screw, a masonry drill bit and zip ties.
Begin by marking the point where you will install the anchor for the wreath and then drill a hole into the wall with the hammer drill for the masonry screw. Once drilled, insert the masonry screw with the cordless drill and screw it in place, leaving about 1 inch of the screw sticking out for the wreath to hang.
Before hanging the wreath, take the time to fluff it up, secure any decorations and ensure all lights are in working order. When it is ready, hang the wreath on the masonry screw and further secure the wreath in place with a zip tie.