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    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
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    Door hanger?

    I have a friend who just moved into an assisted living facility. I would like to make a Spring wallhanging for her door. What's the best way to hang it? I'm thinking a suction cup, but what do I use to hang it? Is 24 inches square too big? I imagine the doors are wider to allow for easy access.

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    I use a wreath hanger over my doors to hang things.

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    They have the door hangers now that are special for sticking to walls. I found a pic for you. They do have these at Walmarts and other stores. Our hardware store has them too. I haven't used them, but see them all over the place. They claim not to ruin the surface it is stuck to.
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    in the home where my aunt lives, the handyman there hung it for her. not sure what he used, i haven't been there yet
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    I would check with whatever facility your friend is in. Different rules abide as to size and placement.

    One facility I knew wouldn't allow anything much outside the door. All had to be inside the room. Not my favorite place.

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    My mom is in a local nursing home. I use the curtain ring clips to put on top of hanging and run a dowel thru them. Then, I hang the dowel on the wreath hanger over the door. I've been trying to make seasonal hangings, so I can use the clips for each new hanging. I'm sure each facility has their own rules, too, so better check. My mom loves having a one-of-a-kind hanging on her door. I know your friend will, too.

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    What about 3-M's COMMAND hangers? We used them when decorating for Christmas in our church hall. Worked very well, including on concrete block walls.

    Of course, it would require a rod and ties ON the hanging.
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    Simple and cheap - thumb tack stuck in very TOP of door. It doesn't interfere with closure and holds fishline - yarn - fabric, etc etc from dowling thru a sleeve of a hanging.

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    My question was on the machanics of keeping the hanging straight. Maybe a dowel wirh some decorative ends. I'm sure these are steel fire doors so any number of things would work to attach it to the door. I will let maintenance deal with that. Out of the room decorations are allowed. I walked her in yesterday and saw many. Glittery St Patricks's Day and a lot of tired looking Christmas which surprised me in a nicely decorated new facility. Neither of those would suit my friend or me.

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