It’s time to start displaying those outside holiday decorations. Yard art and twinkling lights are easy. But when it’s time to put the wreath on the front door, how do you hang it? A nail will certainly do the job, but it isn’t very attractive and neither is the hole it leaves behind.

If you use door decorations, often it might be worth buying a more attractive hanger, like a cup hook or door hook made from brass. Here’s another trick you can try. Loop some fishing line around a thumbtack, and stick the tack onto the top edge of the door. Press in down flush so the door will be able to close.

Then you can hang the wreath on the fishing line. But be sure to pad the back side of the wreath so it doesn’t scratch the door as it swings from side to side.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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