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  1. #1
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    Default How do you hang outdoor window swags?

    I can't believe I can't find this info online. Or maybe I can, since I can't even find the product online.

    We want those holiday window swags...it's like a little hunk of pine with a ribbon or bow on it, and they're hung from each window, outside. Sometimes they are right at the bottom of the window, sometimes they hang down a bit.

    I could only find those with lights/candles included online...maybe I was searching under the wrong thing but I couldn't believe they didn't come pre-made (at least not easily). So we ended up buying fake pine swags and ribbon, and I put one together that looks decent. However.

    How do you hang it? I assumed they just went out the window then you closed the window on the ribbon/string/rope/whatever to keep it in place. But it was a windy day when I tried one and that thing was flying all over the place.

    Am I missing something? Am I clueless? If you know what I'm talking about, and can help, thanks in advance.
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    Do you mean a pine garland? In that case I think they usually screw some eye hooks and hang it from there.
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    i don't know what you're talking about, but could you use a large 3m hook?
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    Okay, I found this picture:

    window swag

    So it is sort of like that except it would not be sitting on a window ledge (because we don't have any) and would not have a candle. They're hung from upper level windows as well, and look just like they are tacked on to the bottom of the window, but I don't think they are actually using hooks (although I could be wrong).

    I might just have to wander over to a neighbor's house and ask them how they do it!
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    okay - then come back and report because i have the same question!

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    Screw two small eye hooks a few inches in from each side of the windowsill. Use flexible wire (green twist ties, florist wire, etc) to wire the swag to the windowsill. If you live in a very windy area, consider adding another eye hook to the center of the sill. This wil keep them in place

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    I wimped out. I returned the un-used swags/ribbons because it was just going to be too.much.work. to get them hung.

    I still really like the look, but I guess I didn't allow myself enough time.

    Oh, well, there's always next year!

    Thanks for all the input!
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    i use these to hang heavy fresh garlands every year. as long as the wall is smooth, it'll work.
    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...roducts/hooks/
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    Dana, while I think Command hooks are great for interior applications (I use them for wreaths and garlands myself), I don't think they would stand up to the rigors of wind, rain or snow for exterior applications. I could be wrong though...

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    Wow - those are great! They would totally solve my candle problem - I hate having extension cords everywhere, and non-childsafe outlet situations with two young kids. Holy expensive, though. Still, kind of cool they are outside candle lights - hadn't occured to me to look for that.

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