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How do you get an outdoor wreath to hang if you have leaded glass

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panes in the door? I have not been able to figure this out. I did have a wreath hanger on there but it started to scratch the door very badly and the inside of the door facing. So much so that DH said, you have to find another way to hang your wreaths on the door when we had the door re-stained. Well then I tried those magnetic wreath hangers, those work great for my other doors but not the front door! The problem is that there are leaded glass panes in them and so the magnet is not strong enough to hold anything through the two panes of glass. I gave up on suction cup hangers. Anyone have any good tips so I can hang my wreaths? thank you. Smile

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happy hous­ewife1318710009.96328010 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

My wreath hanger ( that goes over the top of the door) has a felt backing on it. Look for one like it or buy a wreath hanger and felt and put it on yourself.

Witchy Wom­an1318710731.872599 PostsRegistered 12/17/2005

My front door has a leaded glass window in it also.

I have a brass hanger that extends over the top of the door and I hang identical wreaths inside and outside my front door. The hanger extends down about 12 inches on either side and curls up to form a spot where I can anchor the wreath. Hope that makes sense!

The brass is very thin and does not interfere with the door closing. These hangers used to be everywhere, but now I have a hard time finding them. You can find something that LOOKS like brass, but it ends up being too thick to go over the top of the door. The one I have is getting a bit pitted, so I'm going to have to repaint it or find another.

Zoologist1318710967.745966 PostsRegistered 9/3/2010

Suction cup hook:

Giant suction cup is strong and durable. Great for holding decorative wreaths directly on windows, mirrors, and glass stain doors. The suction cups are engineered to hold tight on clean, smooth surfaces. Works indoors or outdoors. Not affected by extreme heat or cold. UV protected. Crystal clear plastic will not yellow in direct sunlight. Patented light diffusing ring prevents hazardous hot spots in sunny windows. Patented release tab makes removal easy. Rated to hold 10 lb. 1 per package.

kachina6241318712187.8912843 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico

I find suction cups very unreliable. I've never yet had one that held more than 15 minutes. I have had good luck with the large 3M Command hooks. I have a glass storm door and I've had one on that with some heavy wreaths for well over a year. It does help to let it sit a day or so after first applied before putting a wreath on it.

Zoologist1318714786.3135966 PostsRegistered 9/3/2010
On 10/15/2011 kachina624 said:

I find suction cups very unreliable. I've never yet had one that held more than 15 minutes. I have had good luck with the large 3M Command hooks. I have a glass storm door and I've had one on that with some heavy wreaths for well over a year. It does help to let it sit a day or so after first applied before putting a wreath on it.

Sorry about that. You do wet the back of the cup before hanging, right? I've never had one fall off of glass if the glass is totally CLEAN before moistening the cup and then applying it.

Marsha20031318715076.1173841 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007

I have been hanging wreaths on my front door with a 3M Command hook for five years. However, the hooks are not that attractive from the inside. I think you would have to have a decoration of some kind on the inside to hide the back side of the hook.

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KatherineW1318715820.9628128 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God

I also use a wreath hanger. Check around as they make several price points that will not damage your door. Another solution we use was to put a decorated SOLID brass scr#w on the door. It's practically invisible and never budges or tarnishes.




JusMe1318724016.3932102 PostsRegistered 3/26/2008~* oHIo *~

I second what morning lover said- felt.

It's inexpensive and easy to attach with glue.

My fav is Gorilla glue... amazing bond!

Smile

imaclothes­hog1318734805.50720416 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

Thank you ladies, some great ideas here. I am off to Hobby Lobby tomorrow to see what I can come up with.

"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it". ~Erma Bombeck

VolvoGirl1318735186.54542 PostsRegistered 2/11/2009

I just got some of those felt circles protectors, etc. like you put on the bottom of chair legs to use on hardwood floors. Just peal off the paper and stick on. They have them all over in all the stores. Or you could use little stick on bumpers. I have some clear rubber one so the door handle doesn't hit the wall, etc.

homedecor11318978676.982554 PostsRegistered 6/20/2005

I have a large Metal wreath holder that actually is magnetic -- I bought it at Michael's - if you tell them what you want (its in the wreath holder section).

Anyway - it hold the wreath because the magnet is so powerful it goes right through the glass and does not scratch the panes.

Hope this helps

RedTop1319147518.233696 PostsRegistered 9/1/2010

I use long lengths of dental floss or twine, loop it around the wreath, and loop it around the doorknob on the inside. Works great on my door.

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