Christmas decor for the holiday season is not complete until you have put up your Christmas tree and wreaths. Putting up a wreath can be a challenge if you have a glass storm door, but there are a few methods you can use to hang wreaths on glass doors. You can also use the same methods to hang wreaths on other surfaces, such as glass windows or mirrors indoors, and they will also work on metal doors.
There are countless holiday wreath ideas to consider for your door decorations. Whatever design you choose, whether you follow a tutorial to make your own DIY Christmas wreath or purchase one from Amazon or at a local store, you want to hang the wreath in a way that is secure and doesn't damage the glass.
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Select the option that works best for your front door and that is strong enough to handle the weight of your wreath.
Use a door wreath hanger on a glass door
One way to hang a wreath on a glass door or on a door with a window is to use a door wreath hanger that goes over the door, a very easy option. You slide the hanger onto the top of your door, position it in the center, then hang the wreath from it.
This is one of the easiest and most secure wreath-hanging methods and almost any hanger model you buy will be thin enough so that you won't have any trouble closing your door.
The downside of this method is that you will see the door hook hanging between the top of the door and wherever the wreath begins, and you will also see the back of it from the other side of the door.
Use a wreath hook on a glass door
Instead of a door hanger, you can use a wreath hook for your glass door. One of the most popular types employs suction cups, which are perfect on glass. The back of the hook suctions onto the glass, and then you can hang the wreath. It might be a bit tricky to stick at first, but once you get it, it's fairly secure.
Another nice thing about wreath hooks is that you can buy clear models, meaning that you won't see much of a hook on the interior.
You have to be careful not to slam or shut the door too forcefully while your decorations hang on the door at Christmas.
Use a sticky Command hook
Alternatively, you can use a adhesive hook on a glass door. Perhaps most commonly made by Command, these tools use adhesive to attach. You push them on and then give the sticky side about half an hour to adhere completely. You can usually hang pretty heavy loads from them, but make sure that your wreath doesn't weigh more than the hook is designed to handle.
Command strips and similar products are designed to be removed without damaging the surfaces. Just make sure that you can use whichever hook and adhesive you buy on mirrors or glass. Be prepared to use a little bit of elbow grease to get the sticky residue off the mirror. If it's particularly stubborn, use some Goo Gone or a similar product.
Hang a wreath on other glass surfaces
Hanging a wreath on a mirror can add an interesting dynamic to your holiday decor. Suction hooks work very well on mirrors, although you may need to clean the mirror after taking them off as the suction will smudge.
Make sure the hook or mount that is holding the mirror is strong enough to support the added weight of the wreath.
Hanging a wreath from a glass door can be a challenge, but it isn't impossible. You can hang the wreath with an over-the-door hanger, a wreath hook secured by suction cups or an adhesive hook.