How to Hang a Wreath with Ribbon

Only one more day until Thanksgiving – then in a few short weeks it is going to be Christmas. It is sneaking up way too fast.   To help you get ready, I have the quick wreath hanging trick to share with you.


This wreath arrived on my door step last week. It smells divine!  It is one of many that the Wreath Depot sells.  It is called the Bridgeport Boxwood Holiday Wreath.   I like that it has a mix of greens – dark and light.


It came with a metallic silver bow on it, but you know me – I like to add my own style to things. I removed it and simply hung the wreath with a length of green velvet ribbon.


How To Hang A Wreath with Ribbon

To hang a wreath without having to drive a nail into the front of the door, I used a thumbtack and ribbon.  I simply looped a long length of ribbon around the top section of the wreath and brought the ends together.   Once I like the placement on the door, I held the ribbon over the top of the door and pressed a thumbtack into the top edge of the door.  I then flipped the excess ribbon over the thumbtack to fall in front of the wreath.

  • If you don’t like the look of ribbon, use clear fishing line to hang the wreath.  Loop it around the wreath in the same way you would ribbon, but tie the ends in a double knot. Place the thumbtack over the knot to hold the wreath up.
  • To remove the tack, use a paint can opener or flat-head screwdriver.
  • If your ribbon has one pretty side and one not so pretty side…cut the ribbon off right past the thumbtack pressed into the top edge of the door.   Flip the cut ribbon to show the right side – remove thumbtack, place the cut ends over the ends that are holding up the wreath and then press the thumbtack back into the top of  the door. If needed, use a hammer.

Tip:  When using fresh greenery, keep a spray bottle of water handy so you can mist daily. This will help keep them looking fresh longer.



  1. Carolyn says

    Love the cinnamon apple winter wreath. Thanks for the instructions on hanging with a ribbon. My door won’t accomodate a wreath holder.

  2. says

    What a lovely wreath. I can’t wait to try to make one after the Christmas Holidays are over. Thanks for the inspiration and for the Free file.

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