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. andrea bayot says

    I would love to have the Fresh Berry Christmas Wreath. I am decorating with red and green this year and I love the simplicity of this wreat! I need the scent of a fresh wrearh since we have an artificial tree. It will feel and smell more like Christmas!

  2. says

    It was hard to choose but the cottage boxwood wins my vote. It is simple and gorgeous. I love the ribbon hanging too :)

  3. T. Hunter says

    I love the Emerald Bay Eucalyptus Wreath. Not really a traditional Christmas wreath, but it is green. I would use a red ribbon to hang it. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  4. Barbara says

    My choice is a Northwood Country Fresh Evergreen Wreath. When I clicked on the picture to enlarge, I could just imagine how “Christmasy” this wreath would smell. Not to mention how festive it would look on my front door.

    Thanks for this opportunity, Diane, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

  5. Pam Clark says

    I like them all….but if I had to choose, I’d pick the cinnamon apple wreath. Great wreath hanging tips!!

  6. Carole says

    I love the Evergreen and Juniper the best. It is a classic but also a little bit different! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. Neve hennessey says

    Love the Rudolph Christmas Door Wreath. It’s conservatively festive….just how I love to decorate! Happiest of Holiday Seasons greetings to you Diane.

  8. Georgia S. says

    They are all gorgeous, but I like the evergreen and juniper the best, I think. Shoot, I’d take any of them, really! Thanks, Diane, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  9. Sherri says

    I like the Cinnamon and Apple. It is hard to pick just one! Thank you, for sharing this wonderful giveaway :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. says

    I just love the Northwood Country fresh. I live in Arizona and sometimes it’s hard to get the Christmas feeling going when it’s still warm outside. This would sure help. Thanks

  11. Betty Fitzgerald says

    I would just love the Evergreen And Juniper Fresh Seasonal Wreath for my new home!

  12. Valerie A says

    Oooh! so many wreaths to choose from, but my favorite is the Tartan Holiday Fresh one…quite gorg! Happy Holidays all!

  13. Lisa W. says

    Wow such a hard choice. The Very Merry Decorated. They are all so nice. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Marty Walsh says

    Hi Diane,

    I would love the cinnamon boxwood holiday wreath. But they are all lovely. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Marty W.

  15. Kathy in Mukilteo, WA says

    My favorite wreath is the White Dried Christmas wreath for three reasons: it is beautiful; because it is dried’ I may be able to save it for future years; I live in the Evergreen state so evergreen wreaths are common–this will stand out!

  16. Stephanie Hobson says

    I’m probably gonna be odd-man-out, but I would rather have a preserved wreath if that is possible. The Beathany Forest View Wreath is beautiful, but I also like the Michelle Lavender Wreath.

  17. Candy Thayer says

    They are all so Christmas-y! If I had to choose, I would pick the Apple Cinnamon wreath….can only wonder at how great it must smell.

  18. Merri Jo says

    Each one is really lovely, but I think the Apple Boxwood would be stunning on my red front door!

  19. Judy H. says

    The White Dried Christmas Wreath is my favorite. It is lovely and such a nice departure from the usual read and green Christmas wreath I have every year. It’s fresh and beautiful.

  20. Marlene says

    So many beautiful wreaths to choose from, I also like the table top and mantle wreaths.

  21. Carol says

    How lovely are they all……………difficult to find a very favorite. Although I usuallly prefer the most simple, the Princeton Holiday Christmas is a stunner, followed by the two boxwoods .. Christine’s Cottage and Bridgeport Boxwood.

    Happy Holidays to all. CR

  22. Catherine D says

    Following “in my own style” on Facebook and also subscribed by e-mail to receive the latest info. Thank you!

  23. Beth D says

    The Cinnamon Apple Winter wreath is my favorite. Bet it smells delicious! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Happy Thanksgiving

  24. Teri Carroll says

    I love the very-merry-decorated-fresh-christmas-wreath-24-in. Thank you for the wreath hanging tip! Merry decorating!

  25. Ceil says

    They are all beautiful but Christine’s Boxwood would be my favorite. (And then I would add my own ribbon!)

  26. Teresa Riddle says

    They are all beautiful but my favorite is the Northwood Country Fresh! Happy Thanksgiving!

  27. Cathleen says

    I’m going to have to say the Berkley Holiday Mantelpiece – 45 inch. That sure would save me some decorating time!

  28. Judy says

    I like the Elegant Cinnamon Boxwood Holiday Wreath, although all of them are beautiful. Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

  29. Marion says

    They are all beautiful…..but my favorite is the wreath made of pine cones.
    Sending holiday greetings.
    Be well.

  30. Debbie says

    I love the white dried wreath so I can enjoy it again next year! They are all gorgeous! Following you on Facebook as well!

  31. Donnamae says

    There are so many to choose from…but one of my favorites is the Chateau holiday wreath. Thanks for the opportunity….Happy Thanksgiving! ;)

  32. Anne Boykin says

    Rudolphs Fresh Christmas Door Wreath is my favorite. Lots of lovely wreaths to chose from.

  33. Charlotte says

    I love the Canella and Cones Holiday wreath…..I liked you on Facebook, Instagram, and Google +. Thanks for the opportunity to win a beautiful wreath.

  34. Amy Orvin says

    My comment didn’t show up. I said I like the Apple Boxwood Fresh Christmas Wreath 24 in

  35. says

    Oh my I love all the wreaths however the Ashburn Christmas Holiday is my favorite. I always use fishing line to hang mine up, love the look of it floating in air! Have a great weekend and thanks for the opportunity to win~Suz

  36. Margaret says

    They’re all beautiful, but I really like the Eucalyptus wreath – it’s a bit different from the ordinary Christmas wreath.

  37. Donna R. says

    I would love the Traditional Velvet wreath…my old one is looking sad. Thanks for all the tips…my thanksgiving table looked a little more styled thanks to you….

  38. Marilyn Holeman says

    I like the Northwood Country Fresh Evergreen Wreath 24 in. I hope you’re enjoying this Thanksgiving weekend with your family. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Sheryll & Critters. says

    I love them all. I will choose the White Dried Christmas Wreath because I could not handle watching a fresh one shrivel and die.

    You saved me way back when about how to hang my wreaths. I do have two of those hangers, but sometimes you want some on the inside and outside too…….. so voila with the ribbon and thumb tack.

  40. 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.

  41. 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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