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How to Hang a Wreath on a Mirror

I received a large, festive, green, and pre-lit wreath this week.  All the  decorative parts are already done for you. Isn’t that nice especially right around now when you are probably feeling like you can’t do another thing to prepare for the holidays?  The only thing I needed to do was figure out how to hang a wreath on a mirror. It is much bigger than your standard front door size holiday wreath.

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Tree Classics has been selling quality artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland since 1976 and sent me this 34” San Marco Wreath to review.

How to hang a wreath on a mirror

It arrived on my doorstep earlier this week. I took it out of the box to take a look and was pleasantly surprised at how real it looks and feels.  I have decorated a lot of artificial wreaths in my career and this by far is one of the best.  It is the perfect green – not too dark like most fake greenery. I put it back in the box for safe keeping until I could hang it as I was headed for a trip into NYC for the day and had to get going.

After my meeting, I took some time to window shop before heading home. I passed the Plaza Hotel and my eyes went straight to the huge wreaths that were hanging in front of the windows  – classic holiday wreaths that never go out of style. What struck me even more was that they were identical to the Tree Classics wreath that was delivered to my house earlier in the day.

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 There was scaffolding all around the hotel and this is the beat shot I could get, but you can see the wreath is festively decorated with an abundance of red berries, pine cones and foliage with an array of classic white lights to make the greenery sparkle.  It is a classic just like the San Marco Wreath from Tree Classics, except for the gold balls.

  Plaza Hotel Christmas Wreath

 I have newly dubbed this Tree Classics wreath – “the Plaza” wreath.  I know that most of you have already decorated your homes for Christmas, but this wreath comes out of the box ready to go. Just hang and plug in.  No light strings to mess with or floral picks needed.

How to hang a wreath on a mirror

It is big – 34”.  I had to look around my house for a place to put it that had an electrical socket nearby.  Too big for my doors.  It would be perfect above a mantel, but mine has a flat screen TV.  I liked how it looked in my dining room above my fake mantel and over the mirror to reflect the light.  I also like the way the light-green leaves that are in the wreath look with my snowflake table setting.

Christmas Decorating Ideas

It is very well constructed and heavier than the wreaths you get at the craft store.  I had to figure out a way to hang it from the mirror.  I ended up placing a metal wreath hanger over the top of the mirror.  I removed the smaller mirror I had in front.

Wreath-hanger

 I cut the hanger down to the length I needed, so that the wreath would be centered on the mirror when hooked on the hanger. I measured the length needed and bent the hanger in the middle.

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Curled the end up to make a new hook.  I needed hubby’s brawny strength to cut the excess off with tin snips :)

tin-snips to hang a wreath on a mirror

Then I hung the wreath on it.  Since the wreath is pre-lit there is a cord that needs to be hidden. I placed a few gift boxes in front of to hide it.  You could also use  matching garland to hide the cord.

Tree-Classics-Wreath

Here is my failed attempt at creating holiday bokeh.  Not really, just an unfocused photo, but it does provide an image to show that the wreath passes what I call the “squint test”.  I learned this as a child – when you squint it brings what you are looking at into focus. It is the best test to make sure you are putting strings of lights on greenery evenly.  You can see this wreath’s lights are placed perfectly evenly.  From a retail display point of view this is hard to do without any wires showing.

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Here is a close-up photo I took to show you the detail.  It truly looks real.

San Marco Evergreen Wreath

Here is the professional close-up with better lighting.  Lots of texture and detail.

San Marco Evergreen Wreath

The wreath is made from flame-retardant PVC and fade-resistant materials to ensure that you will have many years to enjoy and decorate your home for the holidays with it.    It came with a zippered clear plastic cover that will  keep the wreath dust free when not in use.  I also plan to store it in the sturdy box that it came in…

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but only if I can get someone out- who thinks it is his new snuggly place to hang-out.

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I have partnered with Tree Classics for this giveaway, but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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215 Comments

  1. And as silly as it sounds, I love their ornament keepers. I have a slew of vintage ornaments that I always fear breaking. This would give them a nice home!

  2. I would hang that wreath on my beautiful old farmhouse! It makes me squeal how beautiful that is and how gorgeous it would be on the brick!

  3. Just got back from looking at the Tree Classics site. I love that they have an “energy saver” tree with LED lights: the Austrian Spruce. And it’s on sale!

  4. I like the Monaco lighted garland. I have always wanted a lighted garland for around the front door.

  5. I forgot to say — I would hang the wreath in my front window for all the passersby to see.

  6. This does have to be the best wreath I have ever seen. I really like that it looks so natural. I also like the natural “ornaments” on it.

    BTW: Love the picture of your cat in the box. Aren’t cats funny?

  7. The natural-cut Oregon pine Christmas tree is one of my favorites… I like the idea of a slimmer type tree and it looks so real. Oh, and also the Kennedy Fir. Also, love the wreath storage bag and rolling (key, rolling) tree bag.

  8. The San Marco wreath would be perfect in the foyer, right over the antique chest I inherited from my grandmother.

  9. I would hang the wreath on the wall behind my kitchen island so I could spend lots of time with it! I loved the “Black Ashley” tree. Simply stunning. I used a black and white theme (with pops of red) on my tree and my package wrapping this year. The black tree would be spectacular! I am planning on decorating a new tree for every grandchild as they start to arrive!! I am hoping that new tradition will start soon!

  10. These are beautiful! I would definately hang mine on my front door. That way it would great me every time I came home and neighbors and passerbys could enjoy it too! thanks for entering me!

  11. I would hang this over my fireplace, it’s the first thing people see when entering my home.

  12. Diane,

    I really like the Monaco spruce garland….it would lookgreat around our front door!

  13. I would love to hang this wreath on above my mantle. We just bought our new home and I love to decorate for Christmas. With money a bit tighter than normal due to the new home, my decorations are lacking. This would be a perfect addition!

  14. What a gorgeous wreath!! I would definately hang it above our mantel. I love the classic look it has!

    I follow your blog daily and have gotten some great ideas from you and the blogs you read! I’m very new to this but I have caught the “DIY bug”
    :-) and I can truly say this Christmas my home has been filled with wonderful crafts I’ve made. It’s a great feeling to make things with the stuff I already have around the house!! Thank You!! Happy Holidays!!

  15. Merry greetings, Diane!

    I’d hang that wreath on the wall over an antique bed in a guest room…I love to create Christmas all through the house. Ooh, I can feel a new blog post coming on. Lol Love your work and an Old-Fashioned Country Christmas is one of my fave Christmas books…

    Happy Christmas and a Glad New Year to you and yours.

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  16. I need a new wreath for my front door. The one I am using now is beginning to show its age.

  17. I would hang that wreath proudly every single year right over my fireplace just like you did, on top of a mirror… so pretty!

  18. How pretty — I would hang this in my foyer … perfect spot picked out.

    Great stuff on their website – and lots on my favorite clearance!

    Thanks, love you site.

  19. I so NEED a new wreath for my front door. Mine is a kazillion years old and showing its age!

  20. If I won- I’d hang the wreath in our guest bedroom. Our guests need a little Christmas decorations too!

  21. I really need something spectacular for my fireplace mantel and this would go great!

    You have such wonderful ideas. Your website is a a pleasure to follow.

  22. I would hang it in my living room. I can’t have a tree because my two cats and dog would completely destroy it but I would love to hang a wreath!

  23. My favorite item on the Tree Classics website would have to be the 28″ unlit Montego wreath. It would look wonderful on our new full glass entry door!

  24. I would hang the San Marco wreath in my dining room window for a beautiful splash of festive color.

  25. I’d choose another San Marco wreath and mirror them back-to-back on the window – gorgeous from the street and living room!

  26. Diane, That wreath would look spectacular on my living room bow window – indoors or out! Merry Christmas. Laura

  27. You’re right, the wreath does look very natural…and lovely hanging on your mirror. BTW great idea for shortening the hanger. We have a very large front window and it would be perfect there. Thanks for the opportunity!

  28. I think I would float it in the archway between the kitchen and living room, with invisible threads! That would be the best spot for everyone to enjoy it!

  29. Wow, that is spectacular. I would love it any where in my house.

    I will though, recede my chance of winning. Not that I do not want this beautiful wreath, …… but because for me it is not a necessitiy…….. I want someone who truly wants this wreath to have it.
    God Bless and to all …….

  30. There is so much to seen on the website, bit I think I’d buy another wreath just like the San Marco, I can’t get over how pretty it is!

  31. This wreath is gorgeous! I would definitely hang it over the mirror near my dining room!

  32. We just moved to our new house and it has a fireplace and right now it’s so bare, the wreath would look so nice above the mantel.

  33. I would hang that gorgeous wreath on my front door but on the inside so I could see it all season.

  34. I think my favorite item is the pre-lite garland. I love decorating with garland, it is so simple and really puts me in the Christmas spirit.

  35. My favorite items from their selection are the Lakewood Spruce Cordless LED Wreath and Garland!

  36. In my “new to me” home, I have several of those niches above the fireplaces. One even has an electrical plug! Unlike you, I don’t have a flat screen TV there, so right now it’s empty and would be perfect for a large wreath like yours.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Diane

  37. Hi Diane,
    What a gorgeous wreath! Would love to win it! I would hang it over my fireplace or in the front entrance. Love your blog and your gorgeous decorating ideas! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  38. I would hang this beautiful wreath in my entrance hallway.
    Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  39. I have a sad spot on my wall above my Expedit shelves in my dining room. It is lonely and needs some greenery lovin’ on a bare sunflower yellow wall!

  40. It’s a beautiful wreath! I love how the lights are already worked into it.
    This would be perfect over the sofa in my living room.

  41. I love majestic Blue Spruce 9 foot tree. I think the white trees are also pretty and I could see a small one in my living room. How pretty!

  42. I would hang this in front of the mirror in my living room…just above my collection of Byer’s Choice figures. It would look so nice there!!!

  43. I would hang it right on my front door. Not original I know, but that thing is so beautiful, I would want it to be my Hello and Merry Christmas right when someone walks up! (wink)

  44. It’s gorgeous! I would love to have it in my living room. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  45. I like the 2-Tray Red Ornament Storage Bag. This is so much better than my old ornament boxes that I try to keep taped together.

  46. I would hang it on my front door which I just recently painted a beautiful red brick color.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Very realistic looking wreath! I think it would look gorgeous hanging on the mirror in my dining room! I love the lights on it!

  48. Awesome! I would love to hang this over my bed. I “pinned” it so I can remember where it came from.

  49. I like the monaco spruce wreath and garland -the prices are fabulous right now. I liked them on FB to keep aware of sales and new additions.Thanks for sharing this site.

  50. The close up pictures of the wreath look so real. The lights are placed so well and not sparse at all. I love that they send with a plastic covering
    thanks for the chance to win I would hand it above our piano.

  51. I would defiantly put this on my front door and replace the cheap looking wreath that I have on there now.

  52. Well..well…went to their website and love their Whitehall spruce garland….sorely in need of new garland, I may be returning to the website promptly…thx Diane :)

  53. Yor creative ways continue to inspire me Diane…I would put the San Marco wreath should I be the very lucky person selected…on my mirror in the entry hall…just the sparkle I need..Neve

  54. This is a GEORGEOUS wreath! I have several places it would be perfect, but I think I would give it to my daughter to place on her mantle.
    She has been so busy with work and her 2 year old that she has not decorated for Christmas.

  55. I like their Wisconsin Fraser tree(being from Wisconsin) but with 6 children and 1 new granddaughter, the tree would have to be at least 9 feet tall. Checking through all the Christmas tree’s, my second choice is the blue spruce.

  56. I would hang this gorgeous wreath in our living room, up high on the cathedral ceiling. My Kitty would so do the exact same thing as yours with the box……why do I buy her Kitty toys!!?

  57. I would put this on the wall next to my front door. My front porch always looks more festive with a little something hanging there!

  58. Diane, I really like the classic look the wreath has in front of the mirror. If my fireplace wasn’t in a corner I would put this beauty there. However, I believe it would look grand in my foyer ( if I was the lucky winner). Thank you so much for the opportunity and wishing you & your family a wonderful holiday!

  59. I would hang it off of my banister- I love the look of rich swagged garland and a lush wreath in the center- elegant and beautiful. :)

  60. I would hang it on my front door of my new home in Australia. I am planning on going home for good next year after 12 years in Maryland and DC. I love it here so much, but I have no family here and the heart wants and needs family and what is familiar.

    America is my second home and I will always cherish my time here, I will leave some amazing friends, beautiful memories and an understanding of America and its people that I did not have before. I know I will return one day, America is a part of me forever. I

  61. I would hang this lovely wreath on the front door! I love it, it’s so gorgeous! I’ve wished for a wreath like this for such a long time!

  62. I checked out the website Tree Classics and loved everything. I liked the cordless energy saver LED garland and wreaths. I’mm too late, since the garland is SOLD OUT!!!!!

  63. I’ll hang the beautiful wreath in my den picture window! It will impress all, inside and out!

  64. I would find a way to hang it in our big front window so that the outside of our house would look more like Christmas. I love how it looks in your dining room, I may have to steal that if the window idea doesn’t work.
    Thanks for sharing one with us!
    Suzie

  65. I’ll love to hang it over my bed!!! I have wreath in all the windows around the house, but I don’t have one in my room. Will be perfect!!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

  66. I’ll like to buy Artic White Pine tree!!! thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

  67. I think my favorite item is the pre-lite garland. I love decorating with garland, it is so simple and really puts me in the Christmas spirit.

  68. Beautiful wreath! I would hang it on the gate under the arbor so you see it as you drive up the driveway.

  69. The wreaths & garlands are beautiful. I think if I win the wreath I would buy 1 of the garlands to go with it. Beautiful website.

  70. Oh this wreath would look great over the mirror in my foyer. It would be the first thing people would see coming into the house and very impressive.
    Judy

  71. I love the wreath. We have a bay window in our Dining Room. The wreath would like beautiful in our bay window. We just took down our wallpaper & had the room painted. This beautiful wreath would be a great Christmas decoration for our freshly painted Dining Room.

  72. Oh wow, I love the selection at Tree Classics. I think I’d love to also order a garland!

  73. Gorgeous wreaths! I would love to win one to hang on my front door. I have been needing a new one!

  74. On the Tree Classics site, I LOVE the “Venetian Elegance” wreath! I love the touches of gold and the red Belladonna Lilies are really pretty! :-)

  75. I would definitely put it on the mantel! I love how you’ve hung it in front of the mirror! :-)

  76. I’m a newbie to your site, and first I want to say Hi and thank you for all the ideas. If I were to win the wreath I would take it to my salon “Pacific Hair Design and Spa”. That would ensure hundreds of people would see it and we need something pretty in our window. Merry Christmas.

  77. We haven’t had a tree in a few years because we’re holding out for a good LED one. I love the Virginia Pine LED tree or the Australian Spruce LED Real Feel Tree.

  78. Just beautiful! I would love this wreath! I have soooo many possibilities for where to hang it! Love your inspiration to hang it on my DR mirror- would be visible from the street! OR! on the inside in our LR, on our 12 ft. wide sliding glass door… OR on the outside of the slider, on our covered lanai so my neighbors would have a lovely view from the backyard! Thanks so much for this opportunity to win this- it’s just lovely! (And in south FLA, fake is the only way to go! There is nothing worse than bad fake! But this wreath looks lucious!)

  79. We have two all brick fireplaces that need something. I think this wreath would be perfect.

  80. What a gorgeous wreath. The perfect place in my home is the bay window in my kitchen. The whole neighborhood could enjoy it that way as well.

  81. I have just recently found your site. I cannot tell you how inspring your posts are! I have so many ideas for my husband & I to start working on! If I were to win the wreath I would hang on it right inside my front door. I have a large/tall wall in my foyer. As soon as guests walk in, they will see this beautiful wreath!

  82. I have been looking for a wreath just like this to hang on the outside of my house. This wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win this wreath.

  83. Went to the shop…Escada Evergreen wreath and garland was my fav! Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. I think this wreath is gorgeous! I love how you’ve hung it in front of the mirror. I would hang it just like that in our hallway. Merry Christmas!

  85. I would put the wreath just under the engagement pic of my hubbs and I. As soon as you walk in the door, it’s right there! It would definitely be a perfect spot!

  86. I love this wreath and that is prewired with lights! I would put it over my mantle, which has a 40″ frame of molding which always stumps me a little. It would fit inside of that perfectly! P.S. Your house looks stunning. I love all of the greenery and pops of color. You are truly inspirational.

  87. My back door is looking awfully empty without any decoration on it! This wreath would look perfect on my back door :)

  88. How pretty! I would hang this on the mirror in my dining room. Love it! Merry Christmas!

  89. I’d hang this in our living room over the fireplace mantle. Perfect spot for it! Thanks.

  90. PS I would be happy with any of their wreaths or garland. I cannot believe how real their greenery looks, even the trees!

  91. What a beautiful wreath! I have this antique large star that was made from skinny boards connected with nails to make the star. I think the wreath would look amazing hanging right in the middle of the star! Is there a way to post a picture on here? I would love to show you. Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. I love your posts, so beautiful. Your garland and decorations are inspiring! I would hang the beautiful wreath in our living room, centered at the huge bay window we have that overlooks our yard and the community center and church behind, so folks driving by or attending events will see it, and we all will enjoy it during our Holiday events. It embodies the joy of Christmas. Thanks again for sharing!

  93. We would love to have a second tree in our home- and I love the Tree Classics Fraser Fir.

  94. I absolutely loved the Escada Evergreen Christmas Wreath & Garland and would have ordered both the wreath and garland (what a fantastic price) but they were all out of stock.

  95. I would hang the wreath over the mantel. My Mom has always done that, and it looks to festive.

  96. I would hang the wreath over a mirror. I had never thought of that! I just put my Mom’s old buffet in the dining room and have a mirror over that. The wreath would look lovely there.

  97. I would hang the wreath over the mantle (layered over existing picture). I have had to simplify decor this year due to upcoming surgery. This would definitely add a simple, yet festive, touch to our family room!

  98. I could also hang this wreath in my dining room over my server, that would be beautiful!!

  99. I’m not sure where I’d put it – but I love the idea of hanging it on a big mirror. I have an inherited mirror I haven’t hung, yet… hmmmm….

  100. I’d love the Venetian Elegance wreath, too!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantastic Tree Classics Pre-lit Wreath Giveaway!

  101. On the front door!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantastic Tree Classics Pre-lit Wreath Giveaway!

  102. I went to the website and the Venetian wreath is the one to jump out at me. Anything with red always jumps out at me first. Thanks again for the opportunity to try and win this wreath.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  103. Hi and thanks for the opportunity to try and win this beautiful wreath. If I win I would hang it over the miror that hangs in my foyer.

  104. Tree Classics site is impressive. The San Marco Wreath is truly lovely and would be my first choice. As I experience more Christmas setting up and taking down of trees, faux is looking better all the time. Being an Oregonian I would have to choose the Cascade Fir. Quite nice.

  105. What a GORGEOUS wreath they sent you!! You are so lucky!! If I had that, I would hang it on my front door!!

  106. I like the Lexington LED light tree with clear bulbs, it’s energy efficient and elegant. Nice site, thanks for the great giveaway and the second chance!

  107. oooo I so love the The LED Reflector Tree, I converted one of my bedrooms into a sitting/reading room that tree would be perfect <3.
    The Black Ashley is beautiful too going way out side my comfort zone here But that Red Ashley Red Lights Is drop dead gorgeous.
    K i have to stop looking.
    Ann/alba

  108. I love the wreath. I would hang it off centered on the largest of three mirrors above our fireplace mantle . . . or on the outdoor fireplace chimney.
    (I thought I was alone using the squinting eye trick checking out the lights on the tree. smile)

  109. wow that is Stunning would look Excellent above my Mantel , I so would love to go to New York at Christmas time.
    have a good one Ann.

  110. I love the idea of hanging it in front of a mirror and I have one in my dining room just waiting for something!

  111. Loved, loved, loved the Classic Noble Fir Christmas Tree. All of the wreaths and garlands are beautiful too.

  112. I would hang it in the middle window of my living room. I could just sit and look at it twinkling all night! Such a nice giveaway Diane.

  113. I can just see the gorgeous San Marco Christmas hanging over the mirror in my dining room. It’s just beautiful!

  114. I have a large window looking out on the street at the front of our house and that’s where I’d hang it, so that everyone driving by could enjoy it too!
    I enjoy your blog so much. It has been a tough year and your simple suggestions for decorating are so wonderful and uplifting! I have done several, often with things I already have, and our house looks welcoming, warm and beautiful. Thank you, I look forward to reading your blog every week. Happy holidays, Diane, you’re a real gift.

  115. All of the garlands from Tree Classics are so beautiful and full! My banister swag is looking a bit crushed this year.

  116. Oh, how beautiful! I would happily hang that beautiful wreath in my breakfast area…perfect…I do need something there in that window.

  117. I think my favorite items are the garlands, I love how they’re prelit! Does it seem silly that i think they’re all amazing?! I’m not sure exactly which “type” i would choose, but i’d love them all!! :)

  118. Oh! I would so replace the wreath on our front door! We got that one when we were first married and its a really simple wreath!