In the age of the Roman Empire, during the festive season of the New Year, evergreen branches were exchanged as a wish of good health. They called them ‘strenae’ in dedication to the goddess of health, Strenia. It became a custom to display this token from well wishers in the form of a ring on doorways. In the Persian Empire, wreaths were known as ‘diadems’ and were much smaller in size. They represented importance and success and people used to wear them as headbands (as Julius Caesar wore) and as jewels too. Down the years, the Greeks started using them as laurels for outstanding athletes and they treasured the award by making the wreath a wall decoration. In present times, wreaths are mainly used as holiday decorations especially during the Christmas season. Some of the wreath designs no longer have natural, evergreen leaves but instead have artificial leaves with tiny bulbs to allow for reuse every year. Nonetheless, it is beautiful to walk down a street filled with doorways decorated with colorful wreaths. Wreaths adds an exciting and warm feeling to the festive season. Wreath designs at times can be heavy and hanging them in doors and windows becomes a challenge. Especially if it is outdoors, external factors like the wind need to be considered. Mentioned further are ways to hang a wreath on a window.
Hanging Wreath On Windows
- To hang a wreath on a window, you need to get hooks which have large suction cups from a local convenient or home improvement store. You need to moisten the suction cups to let them stick better. Be careful that the wreath does not make any scratches on the window, especially if you have an exterior film on the window.
- You get hooks with double sided removable tape. However similar to suction cups, they also lead to damage on the layer of film or paint on which it is applied.
- A safer option is to hang the wreath from the window casing or frame. Or you could hammer nail on the frame. Instead of taking the risk of hammering through the glass, you could use an eye hook (the ones that look like question marks) which could be screwed into the frame.
- If you have vinyl windows, there are specific metal hooks available for hanging decorations and plants. You get specific kind of hooks which are adjustable and suitable for sliding windows too.
- Remember that the magnetic wreaths available in the market hold well only on single pane glass and not on insulated double pane windows.
- Be careful not to hang a wreath on a window that is being used frequently. Functionality should be more important than a holiday decoration.