Two ways to hang a wreath in front of 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.
After the wreath arrived I had a trip to NYC and 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.
I have now dubbed my wreath, “the Plaza” wreath. Now I just had to figure out a way to hang the wreath on the wall mirror in my dining room that had an electrical socket nearby.
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.
How to Hang a Wreath on a Mirror
If you have a metal wreath hanger, it is one way you can securely hang a wreath on a mirror.
- Wreath hanger made for doors
- Tin Snips or Hack Saw
To hang the wreath, I placed a metal wreath hanger over the top of the mirror.
I cut the hanger down to the length I needed with a hack saw or tin snips, 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.
Curled the end up to make a new hook. I needed hubby’s brawny strength to cut the excess off with tin snips :)
Then I hung the wreath on it. Since the wreath is pre-lit there is a cord that needs to run down the wall to the outlet.
How to Hide a Lit Wreath’s Electrical Cord
If your wreath has lights the cord will need to be hidden.
To hide the cord on my hung wreath, I placed a few along the bottom of the wreath to hide it. You could also use matching garland to hide the cord.
How To Hang A Wreath on a Mirror with Ribbon
To hang a wreath without having to drive a nail into the front of a door, I used a thumbtack and ribbon.
- 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.
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