How to Hang a Christmas Wreath on a Window

PennyDad, my father, is brilliant. I could never figure out how to put Christmas wreathes on our windows (without massive amounts of duct tape) and make them stay perched prettily in place even during the blustery December winds.

How to hang a wreath on your window. So easy! Cannot believe I did not think of this sooner.

I noticed that my parents never had a  problem like this and I asked PennyDad how he did it.

Make a Christmas Wreath Window Hanger Thingee

hanging a wreath from a window

1. Using needle-nose pliers, cut a metal coat hanger and bend it into an S-shape. (The bend with the orange arrow is from the shape of coat hanger and not necessary to make the wreath stay in place. The bend we made is circled in red.)

2. Shove one side of the S-hook between the window frame and the window screen.

3. Shimmy… yes, that is the technical term… the S-hook into position until the curve of the S is fitted over the frame of the window screen panel.

4. Slide the S-hook into the center of the window.

5. Place the Christmas wreath on the S-hook.

6. Step back and admire your work.


NOTES: One of my sweet readers had some concerns about heavy wreathes and scratching the glass. The coat hanger we used was a heavy-duty one that cannot be twisted by hand. The wreath would have to be REALLY heavy to bend it. Would probably dent the screen first. Also, the S-shape is not long enough to come in contact with the glass so scratching is not a problem.

How do you hang a Christmas wreath from a window?

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  1. Andrea says

    I’d like to see a pic of the coat hanger with the part you cut off circled in red. Having a hard time figuring this out exactly…which bend you did and which one was there before??

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