How can I attach decorations to stone?

+5
Answered

The outside surface of my house is stone. The frame around the door is metal. Is there anything I can use to attach my green garland and lights around the door? I have tried Command hooks but they do not stick on the uneven surface in the cold, and I cannot put nails or holes in the stone or metal.

  5 answers
  • Dee Dee on Nov 29, 2018

    Do you have a place where you can try Christmas light hooks. They slid in small spaces.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 29, 2018

    Command Hooks. They will work great for the lights and depending on how heavy your garland is perhaps that too.

  • Pamela Pamela on Nov 29, 2018

    What about directly on the door ? Can you glue magnets to the garland then stick them to the door? Check to make sure magnets stick to your door first ! It won't work with aluminum...

  • Alice Alice on Nov 29, 2018

    What about using Command hooks, They would easily stick to the metal and come off whenever you're thru.

    • See 1 previous
    • Alice Alice on Nov 29, 2018

      I found an article that said:


      You should only apply Command strips when the temperature is above 15°F. (This obviously isn’t as much of a concern when you’re applying them indoors, but it could make a difference for anyone hanging them up outside during the winter.) The strips should stay stuck pretty much anywhere as long as the temperature is above -20°F and below 125°F.


  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Nov 30, 2018

    Try a hot glue gun to attach a few zip ties then attach lights & garland to zip ties. You will need to see which works best on metal or the stone. And just try one on each and hang something on it overnight when it gets really cold to see which holds up.Then do your decor.Just use more glued on zip ties spaced out if it doesn't hold wieght. Then after you are done with holidays you can remove little dabs of hot glue & zip ties with rubbing/isopropyl alcohol & cotton swab. https://www.favecrafts.com/Techniques/How-to-Remove-Hot-Glue#How%20to%20Remove%20Hot%20Glue%20from%20Metal,%20Wood,%20Other%20Surfaces