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bunchoffives Wed 10-Dec-14 22:09:55

I want to put up a wreath on my front door or the whole family's Christmas will be ruined obviously

It's a brand new wooden door and I don't want to put a screw into it and introduce a place where it could start to rot. What to do?

How does everyone else fix their wreaths to their front doors? Is there some secret art of wreath fixery that I have missed?

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Wed 10-Dec-14 22:11:21

An overdoor hook or a sucker? I'm sure lakeland specialise in this kind of seasonal dilemma.

Trickytricky Wed 10-Dec-14 22:12:15

I put a drawing pin in the top of the door (ie open the door and on the top edge out a drawing pin in) then use twine or thread to hang wreath.

InsertUsernameHere Wed 10-Dec-14 22:17:15

Command strips - get a heavy duty one. solutions.3m.co.uk/wps/portal/3M/en_GB/CommandMobileEU/Home/?MDR=true
Or twine over the top and tied to the bolts of the letter box

bunchoffives Wed 10-Dec-14 22:22:44

I knew mn would have this sussed.

Thanks all.

I think I'll try the command strips. I can use them to finally put up my smoke alarm too <eyeing exceedingly 'vintage' fairy lights>

MsSampson Thu 11-Dec-14 07:07:10

Command strips are awesome. They also sell small plastic hooks with the command strip backing that is probably ideal for this.

LizzieMint Thu 11-Dec-14 07:08:33

I use an over- door hook for mine

homebythesea Thu 11-Dec-14 07:10:21

We've had a nail in our wooden door for eons and no rot! Admittedly it is protected by a porch type thing (open) but it would never have occurred to me for this to be a problem. Don't you have another big hole in your door (letterbox?)

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 11-Dec-14 07:22:50

They do wreath hooks with command strip stuff on the back. That's what's holding my wreath up.

Riverland Thu 11-Dec-14 11:34:33

Rot? Why would you get rot from a nail hole in a door? I've had one for 20 years on my front door where I hang the wreath. No rot!

ContentedSidewinder Thu 11-Dec-14 14:24:17

I use a command strip hook and it was a newly painted door, no damage at all, just follow the instructions.

CointreauVersial Sat 13-Dec-14 11:12:29

I hang mine off the knocker, using an unfolded paperclip as a hook.

wonkylegs Sat 13-Dec-14 14:35:38

I have a nail on the inside of my front door, I hang the ribbon on the hook over the top of the door. Ours was here when we got here and works well.
Back door (which everyone comes through) has a cast iron hook in the wall that's been there 174 yrs and is perfect for a wreath - although I doubt that was it's original purpose.

burnishedsilver Sat 13-Dec-14 15:48:18

If its hardwood it wont rot.
Soft wood might.

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