Hanging Christmas Wreaths Is Easy…And They Look So Pretty!
I like to hang wreaths on the exterior windows of our home because I believe they make the outside of our house more festive…and they are so pretty!
It is really very easy to do…even if you have a two story home.
No, you don’t need additional help from someone not afraid of heights,
Nor do you need to bundle up in a snow suit that would make you look like the Michelin Man,
Nor do you need a ladder and extra insurance!
You simply hang the wreaths standing inside your home,….. all in the comfort of a warm and cozy room!
….. and maybe, just maybe, you are smiling as you look down at the thorn bushes and evergreen trees that you would have had to work in and around if you were using a ladder on the outside.
But you stay warm and cozy inside. Perhaps you might be sipping hot chocolate and listening to the Christmas song, “chestnuts roasting on an open fire”….or “walking in a Winter Wonderland!”
How? you might ask.
Open the window from the top (if you have that kind of window) and slip the wreath all decked out in ribbon over the side.
Or if your window rolls out…slide the wreath out the side while holding onto the ribbon that you will be attaching to the top of your window.
And this, my good friends is the secret to hanging exterior wreaths.
HOLD onto the ribbon or you will be down in and among thorny bushes when you drop the wreath from the second story.
Now to preparing the wreaths before you slip them onto the outside of your window.
I bought wreaths on sale after measuring my windows… just to make sure my wreaths did not over-lap the sides. I allowed about two inches gap between the edges of the wreath and the window frame, but you can choose your preferred sizes.
One exception: The window I am showing you is the door into the garage from the outdoor kitchen and that glass door is narrow, so my wreath does not have an allowance on the sides, but that is ok with me. 🙂