If you love the look of wreaths nestled on windows but you are not sure how to hang them then you have come to the right place. Here are several of my go-to tricks on how to hang wreaths on windows with ribbon without damaging your window or trim.
At Christmas time you will see so many beautiful wreaths hanging from windows but have you ever wondered how to hang wreaths from windows with ribbon without messing up the trim or window?
Those wreaths look so pretty hanging there from a gorgeous piece of ribbon. Many people have windows where the top window slides down which makes hanging a wreath with ribbon pretty easy.
But for those of us who do not have that luxury I have two tips on how to hang wreath with ribbon.
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How to Hang Wreaths from Windows
I mentioned there are two simple ways to hang wreath on window. One is using a staple gun and the other is a suction hook and tape.
But before we get started if you need a wreath for the holidays and still haven't decided on a wreath for your windows check out my post of whimsical, rustic, elegant Christmas wreath ideas or go check out my friend Debra's beautiful wreaths at The Whimsical Door.
Debra sent me these charming lamb's ear wreaths to share with you in this project.
I also got my front door Christmas wreath from her last year. Isn't it adorable! When you order a wreath if you want some extra ribbon you can purchase the ribbon also which is what I did with these lamb's ear wreaths.
I wanted to repeat this ribbon from the front door. I love carrying over details into other rooms like this ribbon.
Now that you have a wreath selected let's jump into how to hang your wreath on your windows.
Attach Ribbon to the Wreath
Your first step in hanging your wreath is to decide how to hang it with the ribbon. Here are the steps I used for hanging this lambs ear wreath with ribbon.
First, measure out a piece of ribbon to however long you think it needs to be. For my window which is 36″ wide by 60″ long, I used a ribbon cut at 58″ long.
Then I marked 12″ down on the ribbon with a straight pin. This reminds me of where I want the knot to go when I tie it.
Next, I tie a sailors knot right where the straight pin is located.
If you do not know how to tie a sailor's knot simple make a normal first loop or tie like you are tieing your shoes. Then with the ribbon that is coming out of the top keep it straight and with the other ribbon curve it behind the straight piece.
Next, take the straight piece and run behind the other piece and through the hole. Pull the tie gently keeping a nice flat knot on the front.
Now that you have the knot completed position the knot under the inside of the wreath and move away from any greenery so it sits up again the core of the wreath.
You should have some tails hanging out inside the middle of the wreath.
Hang a Wreath with Suction Hook
If you do not want any holes on your window trim then this is your plan. Hanging a wreath on a window with a ribbon using a suction hook is very simple but takes more time.
So if you have time and the right tools try this DIY project.
First, start by applying your suction to the window. I generally hold my wreath up on the window to decide where I want it to go. Then based on where the wreath will hang on the hook I breathe a little fog onto the back of the suction cup and then press it onto the window.
Next, I place the wreath on the hook and gently grab the ribbon between my fingers. I pull the ribbon straight and even until it reaches the top of the window seal.
Then I use some tape and tape across the ribbon onto the window seal at the top.
Yay! You are all finished if you decide to do this method.
How to Hang a Wreath with Ribbon on a Window using a Staple Gun
Now for the quicker wreath hanging DIY.
Just like the other wreath hanging steps you will take your ribbon in hand and smooth it out pulling it towards the top center of the window seal.
Next, make sure you have the wreath in just the right spot on the window. Then take the staple gun and while holding the end of the ribbon loop in one hand slide the staple gun again the ribbon and upon the seal towards the back closest to the window.
Once you have it in just the right spot put a staple into the trim. All you need is one staple. It works like a charm and when you are ready to take the ribbon down simple use a screwdriver and wiggle it between the staple and the ribbon. It will pop right out.
And there you have it. Two simple ways to hang wreaths on interior windows.
I hope this tutorial has inspired you or given you the courage to decorate your windows for the holidays. You can use these steps to hang wreath year around too.
If you need help hanging a wreath with a ribbon on your door without damaging the door I have a post that will help.
If you are thinking of hanging wreath on windows what room are you considering? We would love to know.
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- ribbon, straight pins, tape, suction hook
- Begin by measuring and cutting the ribbon to hang your wreath.
- Next measure 12" on the ribbon and mark with a straight pin
- Run the ribbon through the center of the wreath.
- Tie the ribbon in a sailor knot where the straight pin is marked.
- Pull the knot to under the wreath inside.
- Put a suction hook on the window where you want the wreath to hang.
- Draw the ribbon up and straight to the underside of the upper window seal.
- Take some tape and tape it to the underside of the trim or use a nail gun and staple it to the trim.