How to Hang a Wreath Without Making Holes in the Door

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. Norma Rolader says:

    I like the idea of hanging with ribbon ,,, thank you for sharing

  2. 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.

  3. The cinnamon apple wreath is so cute! Love it!

  4. followed you on Twitter via @JoannaNeal1

  5. I like Ashburn Fresh Christmas Holiday Wreath the most

  6. like u on fb Julie AScott Laws

  7. tartan-holiday-fresh-christmas-wreath-22-in

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

  9. Melanie C. says:

    I totally love the elegant Cinnamon Boxwood wreath.

  10. I like the pinecone wreath. Wish I could make my own if I don’t win.

  11. The Holiday Berry Christmas wreath is gorgeous- thanks for this opportunity!

  12. I love the All Cedar wreath! I follow you on Pinterest and FB

  13. tammigirl says:

    I follow you on instagram. tammigirl

  14. tammigirl says:

    I really like Christines Cottage Boxwood Wreath

  15. Jessica W says:

    I also follow you on twitter and instagram

  16. Jessica W says:

    I like their pinecone wreath the best

  17. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    I have been liking you on FB for some time already. Does that count?

  18. 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.

  19. Marilyn Holeman says:

    I follow you on Facebook. :-)

  20. 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!

  21. 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….

  22. barbara n says:

    I love the 22 inch Traditions Balsam Christmas Wreath

  23. Glad Tidings Holiday Wreath

  24. Staci Torgerson says:

    Liked you on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. I am now following you on FB.

  26. I would choose the Very Merry, it’s adorable.

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

  28. Susan Mize says:

    They are all gorgeous but the fir winterland is especially nice. Thanks…

  29. Suz Poufcas says:

    I am following you on facebook and here also. Suz

  30. Suz Poufcas 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

  31. Amy Orvin says:

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

  32. 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.


    I like the Princeton Holiday Christmas Wreath best!

  34. Anne Boykin says:

    I’m following you on Facebook. Thanks for the give-away!

  35. Anne Boykin says:

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

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

  37. Peggy Arend says:

    Evergreen And Juniper Fresh Seasonal Wreath 24 in

    Is my favorite!

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

  39. I now follow you on Instagram. Happy turkey day!!

  40. Barbara @ DIY Home Staging Tips says:

    I’m following you on Facebook for a third chance to win one gorgeous wreath!

  41. Rudolph’s fresh Christmas wreath. Love it.!!

  42. Barbara @ DIY Home Staging Tips says:

    I tweeted the link to this post at DIY Home Staging Tips.

  43. Barbara @ DIY Home Staging Tips says:

    That Cinnamon Apple Winter Wreath won my heart. Thanks for hosting a giveaway and for introducing me to The Wreath Depot.

  44. Tania Reguin says:

    I liked your page on Facebook

  45. Tania Reguin says:

    I linked ti Facebook

  46. Tania Reguin says:

    I like the Traditions Holiday Wreath

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

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

  49. My favorite is the Evergreen & Juniper. I love the bright green colors!

  50. Teresa Riddle says:

    I followed you on Facebook!

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

  52. Teresa Riddle says:

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

  53. Claire Rose says:

    I tweeted this giveaway!

  54. Claire Rose says:

    Love the fresh balsam one, but they are all beaties!!

  55. And I’m following you on Facebook.

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

  57. carol jane says:

    I love the evergreen and juniper seasonal wreath.

  58. DeDe@Designed Decor says:

    I follow on Facebook!

  59. DeDe@Designed Decor says:

    I like the Rudolph’s Wreath! It was hard to decide on one!

  60. Teri Carroll says:

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

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

  62. Catherine D says:

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

  63. 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

  64. Catherine D says:

    My favorite is Christines Cottage Boxwood Wreath.

  65. I love these wreaths from the Wreath Depot!

  66. Pomegranates and Cinnamon Holiday Wreath – 22 inch

  67. For sure, the Pomegranates and Cinnamon Holiday Wreath is my favorite.


  68. I love the traditional velvet wreath. Thanks for the giveaway.

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

  70. I “like” you on FB

  71. 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.

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

  73. 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.

  74. Lisa Kubin says:

    I follow on FB!
    Lisa K.

  75. Lisa Kubin says:

    I love the Glad Tiding Wreath the Best!
    Lisa K.

  76. Stephanie Hobson says:

    I “Like” your facebook page.

  77. 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.

  78. The Canella and Cones Wreath is Stunning!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!

  79. 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!

  80. Helena Dias says:

    I already follow you on Pinterest.

  81. Helena Dias says:

    Thank you Diane. My favorite is the Traditions Balsom.

  82. i follow you on facebook:-)

  83. i like the traditional velvet wreath. what a great give away!

  84. 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.

  85. Elizabeth G says:

    My favorite is the Evergreen And Juniper Fresh Seasonal Wreath 24 in. Thanks so much!

  86. I liked you on Facebook!

  87. I love the Rudolf wreath!

  88. Shelley T. says:

    I’ve liked you on Fb as well.

  89. Shelley T. says:

    I like the one you chose, the Bridgeport Boxwood Holiday Wreath the best.

  90. Canella & Cones Wreath is grogeous. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  91. Theresa N says:

    I like the White Dried Christmas Wreath.

  92. Following you on Twitter.

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

  94. Love the Highland Winter Fir Wreath! Thanks!

  95. Valerie A says:

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

  96. Christine’s Cottage Boxwood Wreath

  97. Betty Fitzgerald says:

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

  98. I follow you on Facebook

  99. I mentioned this giveaway on Facebook

  100. Jo @ Let's Face the Music says:

    Love the Highland Winter Fir wreath. The grey-green of the eucalyptus makes it for me. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  101. 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

  102. Christine’s Cottage Boxwood is my favorite, although all their wreaths are so pretty.

  103. I really like the all cedar one. (All Cedar Fresh Christmas Wreath – 20 in)

  104. Linda Jarraf says:

    Following you on FB.

  105. Linda Jarraf says:

    I like Christines cottage boxwood

  106. I follow you on Facebook :) Pinterest.

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

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  108. I just started following you on Twitter!

  109. I love the Canella & Cones Holiday Wreath. I’m a sucker for big bows and pine cones!

  110. 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!

  111. 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.

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

  113. Pam Clark says:

    I follow you on facebook and pinterest.

  114. Pam Clark says:

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

  115. 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!!

  116. Love the evergreen and juniper wreath, the texture is so appealing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  117. 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!

  118. I am a faithful FB follower Diane :)

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

  120. 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!

  121. Geri Pendle says:

    They are all lovely! But I love the the tartan fresh christmas wreath!

  122. Vicky Hunt says:

    I love them all but the fresh berry wreath is really festive! Sweet giveaway!

    Blessings, Vicky