Turning a simple wall into a festive display doesn’t have to be a chore. Learning how to hang a wreath on a wall can be quick, easy, and inexpensive, and it will instantly add a touch of cheer to any room.
In this article, you’ll learn the basic steps for mounting a wall wreath along with tips and tricks to make the job a breeze. From choosing the right materials and tools to designing an attractive feature wall, you’ll be inspired to transform any wall into a festive, beautiful wreath wall.
After years of designing homes I have found wreaths are a simple way to add texture and style to everyday decor as well as holiday decor. In this post I am sharing all my tips and tricks on how to hang wreath on walls.
I am sure you will find a few ways and ideas on hanging wreaths on walls. You can decide which of these different methods you prefer.
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How to Hang a Wreath on a Wall FAQs:
How Do You Stick a Wreath to the Wall?
As I said before there is more than one way to hang a wreath on a wall in fact there are three main ways I hang wreaths.
- Adhesive hook
- Nail (spackle and touch up paint after to conceal the nail hole)
- Decorative hooks or pegs
And then there are creative ways to hang your wreath on your hooks.
How Do You Hang a Wreath Without Damaging the Wall?
I find that using adhesive hooks is the best option to hang a wreath on the wall without damaging the wall. Command strips are the beset solution for this and are easily removable. They also come in different sizes and different colors.
Make sure you don't exceed the weight limit from the manufacturer or use two hooks if you're hanging a heavy wreath.
How to Hang a Wreath on a Wall from a Nail
I'm going to show you how I hang an indoor wreath from a small nail using my favorite boxwood wreath and ribbon. I think ribbon is a beautiful way to hang a wreath on the wall and easily updated each season. In this case, I'm using a gingham ribbon perfect for a spring wreath.
The first thing you'll do is cut a long length of ribbon, about 36 inches, and fold it in half to find the center. I got my ribbon from Dollar Tree but you can also find pretty ribbon at your local craft store.
Run it around the top center of the wreath. Match the ends up, so your ribbon is even on both sides of the wreath.
For this step, place your wreath and ribbon on a flat surface and tie the bow where you noted the ribbon will hang from the nail. Tie the bow just like you're tying shoelaces. You can do it traditionally or the method where you make two “bunny ears” out of the ribbon and tie them together.
I show how to do both bows in my YouTube video on hanging wreaths on walls.
Lastly, hang the wreath on the wall and adjust the ribbon bow to your liking. That's it! This is such an easy way to hang your gorgeous wreath on the wall.
If you prefer, you can attach the decorative ribbon bow to the wreath and then hang the wreath directly onto the nail. Or, if your wreath already comes with a hook or ring on the back of the wreath, you can attach that directly to the nail.
Keep in mind, depending on the weight of your wreath, a slightly larger nail may be a good choice. This method also works great with decorative pegs and hooks like I show in the first photo of this article.
How to Hang a Wreath on a Wall from a Command Hook
If you want to hang a wreath without putting a hole in the wall, a command hook is a great option. For example, I wanted to hang a lambs ear wreath on my peel and stick wall paper. You can learn more about how to install peel and stick wall paper here.
First, keeping your command hook close, hold the wreath up to the wall until you find the position you'd like it hang from. Once you've found the best place, put your finger where the top of the wreath frame is so you'll know where the hook should be.
Next, take your command hook and put the hook part where your finger was. Since this is a small wreath I'm only using one command hook. If you have heavier wreaths you may consider using two hooks or one large hook. If you have a light wreath, you can use a smaller hook.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to place the command hook. You may need to let it set on the wall for a little bit before hanging your wreath.
By the way – If you like the pendant light below, check out this DIY project post how to make a basket pendant light.
Finally, however your wreath hangs – hook, wire, or a piece of the wreath itself – place it on the hook. It's that easy!
The best part – when you're ready to move or remove it, the adhesive strip won't leave a mark on the wall. Simply remove it slowly and gentely. My peel and stick wallpaper came up a little when I removed mine but I was able to smooth it back down.
Wreaths are a great way to decorate any time of year. Changing the ribbon is the simplest way to dress up your wreath for any holiday season.
For example, adding a red ribbon to my boxwood wreath makes it instantly look like a Christmas wreath. If you're looking for other fun ways to display your wreaths, check out these posts:
- How to hang a wreath from a mirror
- How to hang a wreath from a glass door without a door wreath holder
- How to hang a wreath from a window
- How to hang wreaths with ribbon on front door
I think these are the easiest ways to hang your wreath on a wall and I hope you do too. Do you have any different ways you like to hang wreaths? I'd love to hear them in the comments.
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Hanging Your Wreath from a Nail
- Cut a long length of ribbon, about 36 inches, and fold it in half to find the center. Run it around the top of your wreath. Match the ends up so your ribbon is even on both sides of the wreath.
- Hold your wreath up to the nail in the wall by the ribbon so the wreath hangs where you want it on the wall. This will help you determine where to tie the bow in the ribbon.
- Place your wreath and ribbon on a flat surface and tie the bow where you noted the ribbon will hang from the nail. Tie the bow just like you're tying shoelaces. You can do it traditionally or the method where you make two "bunny ears" out of the ribbon and tie them together.
- Hang the wreath on the wall and adjust the ribbon bow to your liking.
Hanging Your Wreath from a Command Hook
- Keeping your command hook close, hold the wreath up to the wall until you find the position you'd like it hang from. Put your finger where the top of the wreath frame is so you'll know where the hook should be.
- Take your command hook and put the hook part where your finger was. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to place the command hook.
- However your wreath hangs - a hook, a wire, or a piece of the wreath itself - place it on the hook.