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HOW TO HANG A WREATH WITH RIBBON ON A FRONT DOOR

Every holiday or season I change out my wreath on my front door and many people ask how to hang a wreath with ribbon. So here is my trick on how to hang a wreath on a door without damaging it.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon. This old child's bicycle has been transformed into a beautiful bright and cheery fall wreath.  Using a gold frame bike wheel, white, pink and orange pumpkins, pink and white flowers and eucalyptus leaves.

For many years I've hung my wreaths with the traditional metal hanger. It looked good but I always thought a pretty ribbon would look better.

So I did some research on how to hang a wreath with ribbon during Christmas and shared my Christmas decorating ideas for porches and people asked how I hung my wreath.

So here are the steps on how to hang a wreath on a glass door, metal door, wood door, or just about any door with a ribbon without damaging the door.

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How to Hang a Wreath with Ribbon

To start your wreath hanging project begin by collecting some supplies.

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Install Command Strip

Begin by putting your stool behind the door. Find the center of your door at the top and make a pencil mark. Then attach your command hook upside down at the top of the door.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door while showing where to place the command hook

Here is what it will look like once you have installed the command hook. Mine has been here since the last project so do not let the ribbon in my hand confuse you.

Measure Ribbon

Next, measure out the ribbon to 48″ or longer. Cut the ribbon and fold the ribbon in half to find the center.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door while measuring the ribbon before putting onto the wreath

Now hold your fingers on the center and thread the ribbon through the wreath like in the photo below.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door while lining the ribbon up on the wreath before hanging

Place Wreath on Door

Next, take the wreath to the door and open the door. Place the wreath on the outside of the door and stand on the ladder, stool or chair on the inside.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door pulling the ribbon to the opposite side of the door

Next position the wreath to where you want it to hang on the door. Here is where I placed my wreath.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door while lining the wreath into the perfect spot on the door

I like for the center of my wreath to hang a little above the center of my window. But traditionally you want your wreath to hang eye level.

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Tie the Ribbon

Close your door while still holding the ribbon. Now spread the two ribbon pieces apart on each side of the command hook.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door pulling the ribbon over the closed door

Next start tying the ribbon-like you do shoelaces. Loop one side around the other and pull it tight under the hook.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door while tying the ribbon onto the command hook

Now simply tie the next step like you would when tying a shoelace.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door while tying the perfect bow

After you have tied your ribbon into a bow spread out and fluff your ribbon ears.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door while i fluff the ribbon

And you are all finished. Now you know how to hang a wreath with ribbon without damaging your door.

I also share how to hang a wreaths on windows where you do not see nails, command hooks or anything.

Conclusion

This year fall wreath was a labor of love. Since we live in Florida and the temperature and leaves do not change until about Christmas I decided to create a happy little wreath for fall with some summer and spring colors.

How to hang a wreath with ribbon on a front door featuring my bicycle fall wreath decorated with white and pink pumpkins, flowers, berries and eucalyptus leaves.

But don't you think a sweet wreath like this would look better with some ribbon to hang on instead of a metal hanger.

This technique looks great with other holiday wreaths. Here are a few photos where I have used ribbon to hang wreaths.

Christmas wreath hung with ribbon

Here is our Christmas wreath hung with ribbon. When you make a wreath or purchase one get extra ribbons to use in other areas of your porch. See where I used the same ribbon in other areas of these Christmas decorating ideas for porches.

Fall wreath hung on front door with ribbon

This is another fall wreath hung by ribbon. I share this wheat wreath DIY in another post.

Spring wreath hanging with ribbon

And last, this is our spring wreath hung with ribbon. If you love spring decorating then you will love these spring farmhouse decor ideas. See how this technique looks great with all kinds of wreaths.

So whatever style your wreath is, give this DIY a try and hang your wreath with ribbon, rope, twine, or whatever you think fits the style of your wreath. And if you are looking for wreath inspiration check out our charming fall wreath ideas.

Get the Look

I have a feeling you will find loads of fall decor inspiration and you will love this easy way to hang a wreath with ribbon. What are some of your tricks for hanging wreaths? Feel free to share in the comments below.

Happy Decorating!

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Thank you for sharing your hanging idea!