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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hanging Wreaths From Metal Frame Windows


I just got my Christmas decor up outside and we had a light dusting of snow! I really love the traditional look of wreaths hanging from ribbon on every window. Since I don't have drop open windows (they slide open left to right not up and down) or wooden frames to nail them in place, I used some super fancy 2-1/4" bulldog clips.

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 Once I figure out how much velvet ribbon I need for the wreath to be centered in the window, I tuck it over the metal frame and then slip the bulldog clip over the top.


I try to leave enough ribbon at the top to hang over the front and cover the clip a bit.

I take the screens out of the upstairs window and just reach the wreath out the window and clip the ribbon in place. Once you get the hang of it, it goes really fast. This is the third year I've used these clips to hang my wreaths and they've worked perfectly. Even after a strong wind storm last night, one of the wreaths flipped over, but the clip held the ribbon in place (I just need to open the window and flip it back over).
 
My poinsettia trees need a little reinforcement and fixing after pulling them out of storage, but I probably won't get to that right away. From far away, they look passable :)
 

I saw someone stack an ornament wreath on top of an evergreen wreath is a magazine (can't remember which one) and fell in love. Since I already had an ornament wreath and an extra evergreen one, I was good to go. I used a little floral wire to hold the two together. I really love how they pop on my blue door!

I love the snow on top of the giant ornaments on my blue spruce.

 It got too cold too fast for me to put any lights up this year. (Maybe some laser lights, though).
 
 Thanks for stopping by! 

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9 comments:

  1. They look gorgeous !!!
    I had the same dilemma - ending up hanging the wreaths on the shutters ( although it took 2 wreaths per window that way )
    Great thinking - just love how it all turned out !

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    1. Thanks, Suzan! I like the wreath on shutters idea too!

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  2. Good job, no one wants to leave holes all over to hang holiday decorations. Great tip!

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  3. What a fantastic idea! I have been struggling with this for years and just never thought of this!

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  4. I do this but to stop the flipping I tied fishing line at bottom to a clip as well. No more flipping which drove me bonkers, lol.

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  5. Thank you for this idea!! I am getting ready to move into a new home and was wondering how I was going to hang the wreaths with side opening windows! I googled and there you were:) Thanks and nice blog! I'll definitely be back for more. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Thank you for this idea!! I am getting ready to move into a new home and was wondering how I was going to hang the wreaths with side opening windows! I googled and there you were:) Thanks and nice blog! I'll definitely be back for more. Merry Christmas!

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