How to Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows the EASY Way

Learn how to hang Christmas wreaths on exterior windows the easy way, and create a beautiful exterior Christmas display!

I’ve always loved outdoor wreaths on windows for Christmas. I absolutely adore the way the way they look, and they add so much holiday charm to the exterior of any home. After having them on my to-do list forever, I finally decided to go for it, and I’m so glad I did! After some trial and error, I figured out the easiest way to hang them, and they stayed up the entire Christmas season.

The EASY Way to Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows

It’s such a simple method, and while I tried others, this was the one that ultimately worked the best for me. It may not work for every type of window, but if yours are similar to mine, this is definitely worth a try.

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How to hang outdoor Christmas wreaths on exterior windows the EASY way

All you need is your wreath, and a wide ribbon! I use the red outdoor bows you can find on Amazon (possibly Walmart and Target too) because they hold up the best in our cold and snowy winters. The ribbon can really be any wide ribbon you like–I’ve used plain red, and also this adorable gingham.

The EASY Way to Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows

Cut it long enough to loop through your wreath, and leave enough on the ends to go up the height if your window and tie on the inside. I usually do much more than I need, but I’d rather have a little extra and cut it off.

Our top windows open into the room from the inside, so we open the window, slide the wreath onto the outside of the window, then shut it again, holding tight to the ribbon. You’ll need windows that do that for this method to work. If have screens, just simply remove them to hang your wreath, then replace the screen.

The EASY Way to Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows

Once it’s inside, and the window is shut tight, just tie a knot in the ribbon. That will prevent the ribbon from slipping out. If it’s a thinner ribbon, you may want to tie two knots on top of each other. I like to trim the ribbon ends so they’re shorter and not as obvious, but that’s totally a personal preference and up to you.

The EASY Way to Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows
The EASY Way to Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows

We tried command hooks and suction cups, and they just didn’t work well for us. As soon as it got very windy, they came off, and the wreaths went tumbling. We do have very cold and snowy weather, so perhaps it was that. But this method will work even in those circumstances, and despite some pretty windy weather and storms, they stayed put.

I hope this helps in your quest to hang outdoor wreaths on windows…let me know if you have any questions!

The EASY Way to Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows

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The EASY Way to Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows


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6 Comments

  1. Any suggestions to secure the bottom of the wreath? Our house faces west to gets pretty windy. The wreaths were banging around on the window at night and made sleep a challenge so we ended up taking them down. We tried command hooks, but those are just too challenging to put in place without climbing a ladder. Looking for ideas. Thanks!

    1. You could try tying fishing line to the bottom of your wreath, then pulling it through the bottom window and securing with a thumb tack. I haven’t tried it, but I think it could work!!

    1. We do have screens, and we take them out. But you can put them back in after the wreaths are hung if you want to!

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