5 ways magnets can help you hang your Christmas decorations

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Christmas is fast approaching and it’s the time of year when we risk life and limb to retrieve the old Christmas decorations from the back of the shed or that store cupboard that nobody ever seems to go in from January to November. While we can’t help you untangle the entwined mass of tinsel or figure out why the perfectly functioning lights of last year won’t now work, we can help make putting up your decorations much easier.

With some strategically placed magnets putting up (and taking down!) your decorations is as easy as falling off a yule log. Here are five ways magnets can help you hang your decorations this Christmas.

Magical mantel displays
A brand new edition for this year, self-adhesive steel discs as white as driven snow can be added discreetly underneath a mantelpiece to create a surface that small hook magnets can attract to. You can then hang stockings, wreaths, garlands, and lights in areas where you would ordinarily have had to use unsightly pins and tack. The adhesive on the magnets is permanent, so it is important to put the discs in discreet areas, where they will not be seen once the decorations have been taken down.Decorations hung on mantel piece using white hook magnets and self-adhesive steel discs
Deck the office
Putting up Christmas decorations in the office could not be easier when using magnets. Most offices will have dropped, tiled ceilings with steel supports just asking for magnets to be stuck to them. Simply attach discreet white plastic hook magnets in the areas you want to hang decorations, then, when you come to take the decorations down simply leave the magnets in position until next year. These magnets are the exact same ones used in shops and supermarkets year round for hanging promotional signs, so they won’t let you down.Silver snowflake Christmas decorations hung from ceiling using white hook magnets
Rustic wreaths
Rustic charm is very much in trend this Christmas and it is really easy to hang a natural wreath using hook magnets. If you have a steel door, then you can attach a hook magnet straight to it. You can also use magnets if you have a door with a  single pane window. To do this, use an anti-slip hook magnet on one side of the glass with another 24mm diameter x 4mm thick magnet on the other side. The two magnets will attract through the thickness of the glass with sufficient strength to hold the wreath in place. Alternatively, if you are hanging wreaths indoors you could use a self-adhesive steel disc stuck to a hard flat suface, which you can then attach a hook magnet to. The adhesive on the steel-disc is permanent so only use self-adhesive steel discs in an area where you are happy to leave the disc afterwards.Natural rustic Christmas wreath hung on wooden door using self-adhesive steel disc and white hook magnet
Let there be light
Many commercial buildings have metal flashing on the outside to which stainless steel cable tie magnets can be attached to. Simply attach the magnets to your LED lights using the supplied cable ties at regular intervals and attach these to a steel surface. If you do not already have a steel surface to attract the magnets to, you could screw countersunk steel discs  in discreet places for your cable tie magnets to attract to. It will make taking down your lights a simple task and make them even easier to put up next year.LED christmas lights hung against a steel surface using cable tie magnets
Display your cards right
Do you always struggle for space to put up your Christmas cards at home? This year consider using our instant noticeboard pack to display your cards which includes 3 metres of ferrous tape and 32 strong magnets. The adhesive on the ferrous tape included is really strong so it will last long after Christmas and can be used to display your notices are other artwork the rest of the year. If you are intending to take it down after Christmas it would be sesnsible to put it in a discreet place. Alternatively,  you could even use magnetic paint on one of your walls, which can be used to display cards at Christmas then other pictures throughout the rest of the year.Christmas cards attached to self-adhesive steel tape using small neodymium magnets

 

Here is a list of all the magnets that you will need for decorating your home or office like a professional.

White Plastic Mini Magnetic Hooks – 1kg Pull (12mm dia x 20mm tall) Small white hook magnet
Black Plastic Mini Magnetic Hooks – 1kg Pull (12mm dia x 20mm tall) Small black hook magnets
Red Plastic Mini Magnetic Hooks – 1kg Pull (12mm dia x 20mm tall) Small red hook magnets
Clear Plastic Magnetic Hooks – 2kg Pull (26 x 19 x 38mm) Clear plastic hook magnets
25mm dia Ferrite White Painted Clamping Magnet with M4 Hook – 4kg Pull 25mm dia Ferrite White Painted Clamping Magnet with M4 Hook - 4kg Pul
Magnetic Cable Tie Mount (Stainless Steel) 26 x 23 x 6.3mm thick 6.1kg Pull Stainless steel cable tie magnet
16mm White Painted Neodymium Hook Magnet with M4 Hook – 9.7kg Pull 16mm White or Black Painted Neodymium Hook Magnet with M4 Hook - 9.7kg Pull
20mm White or Black Painted Neodymium Hook Magnet with M4 Hook – 18.3kg Pull 20mm White or Black Painted Neodymium Hook Magnet with M4 Hook - 18.3kg Pull
16mm dia x 2mm thick White Painted Mild Steel Disc with 3M Self Adhesive 16mm dia x 2mm thick White Painted Mild Steel Disc with 3M Self Adhesive
20mm dia x 2mm thick White Painted Mild Steel Disc with 3M Self Adhesive 20mm dia x 2mm thick White Painted Mild Steel Disc with 3M Self Adhesive
32mm dia x 2mm thick x 4mm countersunk Steel Disc 32mm dia x 2mm thick x 4mm c/sink Steel Disc
Instant noticeboard pack Instant noticeboard pack
Magnetic Paint by MagPaint 2.5 litre (5sqm coverage) Magnetic Paint by MagPaint 2.5 litre (5sqm coverage)

If would you like advice regarding the best type of magnets for hanging Christmas decorations at your home or business then do not hesitate to give our friendly team a call on 0845 5194701, or email us at sales@first4magnets.com.

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