DIY Wreath Hanging Tutorial

Happy Tuesday everyone.. I’m finally posting my favorite way to hang a wreath on the front door. Every since I first showed Jeff hanging my wreath in my IG stories, everyone has been asking how he did it without the use of a wreath hanger, command strip or nail.

I love the seamless, clean style of the ribbon as it drapes over my front door and the fact that we can change it out easily without causing damage to the door. Jeff has been doing this for years with our wreaths so I thought it high time to finally reveal the ‘big secret’.

Jeff’s method is really quite simple and should take less than 15 minutes with the right tools. Having two people helps the job fly by much faster.

Enjoy and let me know how this works for you!

What you need: 

1. Screwdriver

2. Flat Head 3/4″ Screw

3. Step Ladder

4. Ribbon of your choice (1-3 inches wide) (70 inches long)

5. Wreath

6. Measuring Tape

7. Pencil


1. Select your ribbon.. I prefer a wide grosgrain ribbon or an elegant fabric trim that I use in place of a ribbon. Fabric trim is often used for drapery, pillows and bedding but it can also be used to hang a wreath.  I love the texture and elegance of decorative fabric trim. You can find great ribbons and trim online as well as at your local Hobby Lobby or Michaels store. I’ve linked some favorites below.

2. Select the style wreath you want to use. I am really loving boxwood wreaths, faux or real, as well as magnolia wreaths right now. Seasonally, this changes of course but there is nothing more classic than a boxwood wreath hanging on a front door.  No matter the shape!

3. Hold your wreath up to your door to give you an idea as to how far from the top of the door you need for it to hang. (Often times I have someone hold it while I look from the street.)

4. Turn over your wreath and see if it has a round ring holder to run your ribbon through at the top. If it does, measure from the top of the ring to the top of the door. Add two inches for the space where the ribbon will be screwed in at the inside top lip of the door.

5. Grab your step ladder and open your front door.

6. There are 3 ways to attach a ribbon to the wreath of your choice. 1. See if it has a ring on the back and loop the ribbon through. (like the above pic)  2. Loop the ribbon through the back of the wreath (if it has a twig back). Like the pic below.  3. Run your ribbon through the back of the wreath straight through the middle of the wreath and back up again.  See photo 2 below.

7. Double check your ribbon length again by having someone hold the wreath with the ribbon around it from the top of the door down.

8. Measure the width of the top of your door. With a pencil, make a mark in the middle.

9. Take your screwdriver and your screw, and screw it in halfway into the top of your door I the middle of the lip) where you made your mark with the pencil. This is in order to make a pre-done hole that will make it easier when you screw in the ribbon for the first time.

Now remove the screw.

10. With someone on the ladder on the backside of the door, and the other person holding the wreath in the proper place on the front side of the door, take the ribbon and hold it up to the top where you have decided you like it to hang and lay the excess ribbon over the backside of the door to where it hangs on the inside of the house.  This will be trimmed off later.

11. With the ribbon and wreath in place, have the person on the ladder take the screw and begin screwing it in through the fabric of the ribbon into the pre-screwed hole on the top of the door.

12. Now cut off the excess ribbon on the backside of your door just beyond the screw so no fabric shows on the inside.

You now have a wreath hanging with a beautiful flat ribbon showing that you can easily remove when ready to replace with either another wreath or to a different type and style ribbon.  I love the fact that the door looks clean and seamless through this process of hanging.

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16 thoughts on “DIY Wreath Hanging Tutorial

  1. Jeff isn’t just another pretty face after all lol. Thanks for giving away your secret never would have thought of this. ?

  2. I have been looking for a different way to hang wreaths and this is excellent! Thank you Kristy! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Thank you for this tutorial! Will it work to use the same hole and screw
    Over and over each time the wreath and ribbon are changed?