How to hang a wreath without damaging your door

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Also, I love the Command Brand hooks, but that’s just my personal opinion. Finally, as a disclaimer, I didn’t damage my door by doing this method, but if you do- that’s still on you.

This summer J and I bought a house, our first one! It’s been scary, but also it’s been so freeing to be able to put personal touches on our own home. We’ve both lived in rentals for many, many years, but since the Navy has us staying in this area longer, it seemed like the right time for us to buy.

One thing I really wanted to do was put a wreath on my front door. I wanted something that would make our traditional split foyer house look a little more appealing from the road. A couple of weeks ago my local Michaels had a great sale on what Spring and Summer floral stock they had left, and I was able to buy two beautiful full wreaths for about $12 each.

I had my wreaths, but I wasn’t sure how to secure them to the door. I spent some time researching on the Internet, and there are a variety of methods you can use to hang a wreath on your front door. You can use special magnetic wreath hangers for steel doors, Command Brand wreath hooks, or an over-the-door wreath hanger. I’ve also seen posts where people used nails or tacks to secure the wreath to the front of the door, or they used tacks at the top of the door to secure a ribbon that the wreath was hanging on. None of those methods were quite what I was looking for.

I knew I didn’t want to use tacks or nails because I didn’t want to damage the door. I was also concerned that the over-the-door wreath hanger would scrap up the top of our door or keep the door from closing properly. I read several reviews where people who had doors facing the sun found that the Command Brand hooks wouldn’t stay up on the front of the door because of the heat. Our front door gets very hot during the day, so I was afraid that was going to happen.

So what about the magnetic wreath hangers? Well, I was initially going to get one of those as they seemed ideal, but I wasn’t positive that a magnet was going to get a good hold on our door. Pinterest to the rescue! I found photos of a command hook being hung on the back of the door, inside the house, with a ribbon stretched up over top of the door and down to the wreath. So that’s what I did!

I bought a Command Brand hook that holds 5 pounds, and I installed it upside down on the back of our front door. I tied a ribbon to my wreath; I stretched the ribbon over the top of our front door; I secured the ribbon to the Command hook by wrapping it around the hook multiple times and then tying a not. That’s it! This is an easy way to hang a wreath without damaging your front door.
Door wreaths
Door wreaths

Have you done this? Do you have a wreath on your front door? If so, how did you secure it?
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Review: Easy Canvas Prints (coupon codes too!)

I’ve been a fan of canvas art for several years. I like that you can take a family photo (or a picture you’ve snapped of scenery, animals, etc.) and turn it into a professional-looking work of art. We have two canvas prints hanging in our living room right now. Both are photos from our wedding, so we really need to update the walls! So when I heard Easy Canvas Prints was looking for people to review this products, it was a no-brainer to reach out to them.

The folks at Easy Canvas Prints gave me a code for a free 8″x10″ canvas print. The site was easy to navigate. After I chose my size and the standard .75″ wrap, I uploaded my image. Hubby and I consulted together on this one and chose a photo his sister had taken for us last November.

You can access your Facebook or Instagram albums, or just upload from your computer (which I did). The site will even let you know what your image quality is. If it’s poor, you’re probably going to need a different photo. After you upload and place the image, you can adjust it to fit the canvas. This means you can move it around, zoom in, and zoom out.

Next, you choose your border options. These are mirror image, image wrap, and border color. The preview shows exactly how each option will look on your canvas. I chose the border color in black, since that’s the way our other canvases are.

Finally, you have some options for color correction, etc. And you can change the design to black & white or sepia. These do cost extra, so I just kept the basic option ( that would be- do nothing).

I like that you can choose custom sizes, because you may have a particular wall space to fill and need a size that’s not standard.

All in all, the site was easy to use, and I’m pleased with how the canvas turned out. I’d say they live up to their name. Now I just have to decide exactly where I want to put it! What do you think?

Easy Canvas Prints- Review on My Life: A Work in Progress

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What canvas art would you like to see on your walls?

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