The holidays are quickly approaching and hanging wreaths are a popular way to decorate. Today I am sharing how to hang a wreath on brick. You can use this technique for exterior or interior brick.
Recently, while visiting family in North Carolina I was researching how to hang exterior Christmas wreaths on brick. Wreaths are beautiful holiday decor but brick can be a difficult material to work with.
While searching for different ideas, my nephew offered to show me his technique which is sturdy and holds up very well to wind and other harsh weather. This is a great way to hang your wreath and I couldn't wait to share.
For many years I hung wreaths and art on brick walls with a steel case nail. This wasn't the most sturdy way to hang anything on brick but it worked well.
I've always kept an eye out for different ways that could be better. After seeing my nephew's technique while hanging this beautiful wreath, I will be doing this in the future.
However, during my research, I also came across this brick clamp and if you have enough brick for it to clamp, too, then, this might be an even better idea, especially for interior brick. But for now, here is how to hang a wreath on a brick wall, fireplace, outside and inside.
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How to Hang a Wreath on Brick
You may want to rush to put out your Christmas decorations but, first things first, you want to start with the right tools. When it comes to brick, command hooks and adhesive strips just won't do. For this project, you don't need many tools but you want the right ones.
Supplies and Tools You'll Need
Now that you have all your tools ready, here is how to hang a wreath on a brick wall with step-by-step instructions.
1. Measure and Mark on Mortar
Before you start, you want to find just the right place for your wreath. You don't want to drill a lot of times in the face of the brick. You may consider marking the place you choose with a piece of chalk so you don't forget.
2. Drill a Hole in Mortar
Once you've identified the best place for your wreath, you're going to start with your masonry bit and you want to be sure to drill into the mortar, not the brick. Be sure you pick the right size drill bit which should be the same size as your wall anchor.
3. Hammer Anchor Into Hole
Next, hammer the anchor into the hole. Your anchor should be snug and grip the mortar that is around it. If the anchor will not go in the hole drill into the hole moving it around to make the hole a little larger.
4. Drill in the Screw
Leave it out about half an inch.
5. Attach Zip Tie to Wreath
Loop your zip tie through the wire on the back of the top of the wreath. It's a good idea to leave it a little bit loose so you have a loop to hang the wreath from.
6. Hang Wreath on Brick Wall (Let's Hang Our Wreath)
Hang the wreath from the screw using the zip tie and then tighten the zip tie the rest of the way to secure it.
In strong winds, this is your best bet to protect your wreath from getting carried away. This should help keep your wreath in good condition, as well.
Cut any excess zip tie that is showing from the front.
Fluff up your wreath, and you're done! It's that easy. Isn't this a gorgeous wreath?
How Do I Hang a Wreath on Brick Without Drilling?
A wreath clamp for brick is a good option as an alternative to drilling into the mortar. Brick clips are a good choice and will work for outdoor use or indoor use. These heavy duty clamps can hold up to 25 pounds making them perfect for a heavy wreath.
Additionally, you can use more than one if the decor you're hanging exceeds the weight limit. This may be your best solution, but if your mortar is flush with your brick, this device won't work for you.
What did you think of this DIY project? Pretty easy, right? I hope it's helpful to hang your wreaths this holiday season and for any seasonal wreaths you have throughout the year. After all, decorative wreaths are great for all seasons. If you're hanging a wreath from your fireplace, you might be interested in how to update your fireplace's look with German schmear.
If you don't have brick to hang your wreath from, I have a few different methods for sharing your holiday joy. You should check out my instructions on how to hang a wreath on a window or how to hang a wreath with ribbon on your front door. I'll give you a hint, it's not your typical door hanger!
I'd love to hear how your wreath hanging goes and if you have any other tips and tricks to share.
- You're going to start with your masonry drill bit and you want to be sure to drill into the mortar, not the brick. Be sure you pick a drill bit the same size as your anchor.
- Next, hammer the anchor into the hole.
- Then, you'll drill your screw into the anchor but do not drill it in all the way. Leave it out about half an inch.
- Loop your zip tie through the wire on the back of the wreath at the top. Leave it a little loose so you have a loop to hang the wreath from. Cut the excess zip tie.
- Hang the wreath from the screw using the zip tie and then tighten the zip tie the rest of the way to secure it.
- Cut any excess zip tie that is showing from the front.
- Fluff up your wreath, and you're done! It's that easy.
You can use this wreath clamp for brick as an alternative to drilling into the mortar. This device will work for exterior or interior brick. However, if your mortar is flush with your brick this device won't work for you.