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Securing the Wreath

Hanging a holiday wreath can be a simple task, but there are a few key steps to ensure it’s done properly and securely. As a professional Christmas light installer, I’ve learned a few tricks over the years to make the process seamless.

Step 1: Install Wire on the Back of the Wreath

The first step is to install wire on the back of the wreath. This wire will be used to support the weight of the wreath when it’s hung on the house. You can find suitable picture hanging wire at any hardware store.

Step 2: Install Screws in the Wood Trim

Next, you’ll need to install screws into the wood trim of the house where you plan to hang the wreath. This provides a secure anchor point for the wire on the back of the wreath.

Step 3: Hang the Wreath

Once the screws are in place, simply loop the wire from the back of the wreath over the screws to hang the wreath. I like to twist the wire around the screws a few times to ensure it’s secure, especially if it’s windy in your area.

Powering the Lights

Now that the wreath is securely in place, it’s time to power the lights. This is a crucial step to make your holiday display look its best.

Step 4: Get Power to the Lights

To power the lights on the wreath, you’ll need to connect an inline plug to your existing roof lights. This allows you to easily plug in the wreath and have it light up seamlessly with the rest of your holiday decor.

By following these simple steps, you can hang a professional-looking lit wreath on your home just like the pros. Remember to take the time to properly secure the wreath and power the lights for a beautiful, long-lasting display.


What type of wire should I use for the wreath?

I recommend using picture hanging wire or a similar braided wire that can support the weight of the wreath. Avoid using flimsy or thin wire, as it may not be able to hold the wreath in place.

How do I ensure the wreath stays level?

By looping the wire over the screws and twisting it around, you can keep the wreath centered and level. It’s also a good idea to measure and mark the screw placement to ensure the wreath hangs evenly.

Can I use this method for other types of holiday decor?

Absolutely! The same principles of securing the decor and providing power can be applied to hanging garlands, stockings, or any other holiday items you want to display on the exterior of your home.

How do I prevent the wreath from blowing away in the wind?

Twisting the wire around the screws and using sturdy hardware is the best way to keep the wreath in place, even in windy conditions. You can also consider using additional anchors or supports if needed.

Can I use this method on vinyl or aluminum siding?

While you can use this method on some types of siding, it’s generally best to avoid screwing directly into vinyl or aluminum, as it can damage the material. Instead, look for wood trim or other sturdy surfaces to secure the wreath.

How to Hang a Lit Wreath Like a Pro Christmas Light Installer

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