How do you hang Christmas wreaths from vinyl windows?
Putting a nail into the vinyl window, trim or siding is really out of the question for me. That would leave a permanent defect in the vinyl that would end up causing moisture and thermal problems. So I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to come up with something that not only would work well but something easy and attractive.
Hanging Wreaths From Windows
What I came up with was tying a piece of ribbon (originally i tried fish line, but that was difficult to work with) to the wreath, running over the top window sash into the house, and tying an ornament hook to the end so it couldn’t pull through the window sash (see photo below). By using the ribbon or fish line, it’s thin enough so that you can still close the window properly and keep out the cold weather.
We’ve been putting up the Christmas Wreaths this way for several years now and it’s a 5 minute job!! Last year we packed up the wreaths with the ribbon still attached to them. I just opened the windows from inside the house, put the wreath out the window and closed the sash while I held the ribbon. Done deal!!!
While I was coming up with ideas for hanging wreaths from vinyl windows I came across an interesting site, Vinyl Siding Hook Products, which sells metal hooks that can be attached to vinyl siding. The hooks allow you to hang decorations, planters and other things without putting nails in the vinyl. Their product wouldn’t work for this application very well but I still thought their product could be quite useful for homes with vinyl siding.
You can also buy a similar product from Amazon called the CHRISTMAS MOUNTAINS MFG INC VSH06 VINYL SIDING HOOK WITH ADJUSTABLE “S”
Avoid Magnetic Wreath Holders for Insulated Windows
I would avoid buying a magnetic wreath holder if you have insulated double or triple pane windows. The magnetic holders only work on single pane glass like storm doors and windows.
If you’re looking for a way to hang wreaths from doors then I recommend you buy: Brass Wreath Hanger