How to Hang a Wreath Without Making Holes in the Door

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I have the quick wreath hanging trick that is minimal in style, yet festive and holiday ready.


This wreath arrived on my door step last week. It smells divine! 

It came with a metallic silver bow on it, but that was not my style– 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 a door, I used a thumbtack and ribbon.

  1. Figure out where you want the wreath to hang on the door. Measure up from this to the top of the door and double the measurement.

2. Fold the length of ribbon in half and loop around the top section of the wreath. Bring the ends together on top of the wreath.

3. Put the cut ends of the ribbon over the top edge of the door and press a thumbtack into the top edge of the door.

4. Cut excess ribbon.

Wreath Hanging Option: If you don’t like the look of ribbon, use clear fishing line to hang a 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 hang the wreath.

When it is time to remove the tack on the top edge of the door, use a paint can opener or flat-head screwdriver.

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.

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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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….

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

  7. 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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. 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.

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

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

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

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

  32. 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

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

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  34. 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!

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

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

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

  38. 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!!

  39. 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!

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

  41. 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!