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Hanging a Wreath on a Composite Door
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with Christmas just around the corner, it’s finally time to venture into the loft and make room for those all-important Christmas decorations.
It’s not just the halls you want to deck this Christmas, your front door could also use a little Christmas spirit too and nothing says “welcome to our home” than a festive Christmas wreath.
Whilst you can hang your wreath anywhere in your home traditionally, wreaths are placed on the front of your door and make a great impression when welcoming visitors into your home.
We don’t want to be a scrooge, so before you reach for the nails and screws, please read our blog about how to hang a Christmas Wreath without damaging your door and potentially invalidating your warranty.
Here are our top tips when it comes to hanging your winter wreath this Christmas without damaging your composite door
Hang with Ribbon – With a Door Knocker
For those that have a doorknocker, ribbon can be used to attach your wreath to your front door without external damage. But as it is Christmas, don’t use any old string to attach your wreath instead, use a range of festive ribbons (yes the most Christmassy ribbons you can find) to create that stand out feature that compliments your front door.
Hang with Ribbon- Without a Door Knocker
The last thing you want to be doing to your front door is force nails and screws through it (we REALLY don’t recommend this) however ribbons can be used as a simple yet effective alternative. If you’re wondering how to hang a wreath to your front without the use doorknocker we have the answer, simply follow our three simple steps below:
1. Use a long piece of ribbon and with one end, begin to attach this onto your wreath (be sure to tie a tight bow around your wreath to keep this in place).
2. With the other end of the ribbon begin to place this over the top of your door so the wreath hangs down the front side of your door at your desired height.
3. With the ribbon that that hangs over the top of your inside door, simply attach a stick on hook to the back of your door and tie the ribbon in place so that it holds the wreath in place.
See a selection of our Christmas wreath examples below:
Removable stick on or magnetic hooks
Doors with large glass panels are ideal for stick on or magnetic hooks as you are unlikely to damage the glass removing the sticky residue it leaves behind. We don’t recommend using an adhesive to stick it to the doors as when it comes to taking it off, you may find yourself with a patch of missing paint!
Please note: Be sure to follow the directions including cleaning the surface first and allowing time for the adhesive to cure. Ensure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions when doing this).
Wrap it up and put a bow on it
As an alternative to hanging a wreath on your door, you could wrap your door in ribbon like a Christmas present by using thick long ribbon to form a cross and simply tie a bow in the middle (see below).
Once you have you wreath in place, you need to ensure that it doesn’t scratch the exterior of your door. Our doors feature a Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) skin. Although GRP is a durable material with regards to weather resistance, we need to ensure that the painted surface is protected from the movement of the wreath.
The easiest way to do this is to attach felt to the back of your wreath to act as a buffer between the door and the decoration. These are easy to get hold of with a number of online and high street retailers offering them.
Beware of metal hooks
To keep your door in tip top working condition beyond the festive period; we don’t recommend the use of metal wreath hangers that fix over the top of the door. These can damage the weather seals and have an impact of the thermal performance of your door (probably a huge reason you chose a composite door over timber, UPVc and steel alternatives!)
Finally, we would love to see your festive doors! Head over to our Facebook page and enter our competition! The best Christmassy door will get a £100 Love to Shop Voucher just in time for the festivities. – https://www.facebook.com/Bowaterdoors/