DIY Tutorial: Hanging Holiday Wreath

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Thank you so much for all of the kind words yesterday regarding my Home Depot Holiday Challenge Reveal!  It was so great to finally be able to show you what I have been working on!

Our journey to holiday happiness began when I came home from an event in NYC to five large boxes in my entryway.

And it was September.

Have you ever decorated your house for Christmas in September?  I will tell you, it’s a little weird at first, but the kids have LOVED it, and with a little help from scented candles and from the “Nutcracker”, “Santa Baby”, and “Vince Guaraldi Trio” Pandora stations, I was able to get in the Christmas spirit, too.  Plus I was like a kid at Christmas looking through the boxes and oohing and aahing!  I put the decorations up thinking I would take them down, but there was no way after all the time and energy I spent getting it all beautiful and photograph ready!  I think the kids would have been really sad, too.

I have lots to say about the transformation of our new space, but I thought I would start today with the hanging wreath tutorial.  I got several comments and emails and questions about it, and it is so super easy, and pretty!  Best of all, I hung it without putting any holes in the ceiling of our new room.  So read on!

First, I started with these two wreaths.

martha stewart tiffany wreath - home depot

martha stewart tiffany wreath – home depot

I will tell you, I originally started this tutorial late at night, and I used double stick tape to attach the ribbon.  (I think I was more experimenting with how this would look at first and then just forgot how I attached it???)  Anyway, chalk it up to fatigue or hallucinating, but I would not advise this unless you want to hear a very loud crash in the middle of the night.  (hey, at least it wasn’t a bathroom like that one time)

Time-out for a PSA.

I purchased three-inch wide, red satin ribbon (the kind that is satin on both sides), and spaced three four-foot long ribbon lengths equi-distance apart.  (you could do more ribbon around the wreath if desired)

But I would definitely use hot glue to attach the ribbon, my friends.  You want to put a line of hot glue where your ribbon will attach to the wreath frame, and a strip where the ribbon will adhere to the other side of the ribbon.

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Then press together (gently, the glue will be hot!) to make sure everything is secure.

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After you have glued your ribbon to the wreath, bring your ribbon lengths together and tie a knot, making sure the knot is right in the center so your wreath will be level.

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Place your ribbon in the center of the wreath and get the other wreath ready to be placed on top.

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Place your second wreath on top of the wreath with the ribbon with the pretty, non-frame side up.  It will look like this.

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Pull your ribbon through, and you are ready to hang!

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Now since this is a brand new space (we have recently added a room to our really old home), there was no way I was going to put any holes in the walls or ceiling!  I’m just not mentally ready, ha.  I considered various 3m hook options, and I found these cord bundlers while perusing Home Depot.

Now, for some reason, my package did not have a weight limit on it like the one above, so I figured they would work since extension cords can be heavy, right?  Therefore, I surmised these babies could hold my wreaths, and it has been a couple of months now, and they are going strong!

I followed the directions and placed the it right on the ceiling.  I also tied a pretty bow with the red ribbon as you can see here so the knot from the three ribbon lengths would be covered.

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My favorite set of ornaments I got from Home Depot were these red and gold ones.  They are such good quality, and the designs are really pretty.

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To be honest, I was a little concerned about how the cord bundler would look on the ceiling since you can see a bit of it.  I needn’t have worried, no one is looking at where it is attached on the ceiling!  In fact, I had to point it out to everyone who has seen the decorated space.

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Tutorial coming up next week on the chalkboard prints (I made them in Microsoft Word!) plus more details on the rest of the space!  Have a great weekend!

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Written by Grace

12 Responses to “DIY Tutorial: Hanging Holiday Wreath”

  1. Trisha November 8, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Grace, this space is gorgeous! Even without the Holiday decorations the room was fantastic- it’s nice to see it all put together! Thanks for the tutorial and hopefully you’ll also teach us how you did the ornament garland.

    • Grace November 8, 2013 at 11:04 am #

      Trisha, YES!! I will definitely have instructions up on how to do the garland. It was so easy, my kids literally did it themselves! Well, sort of. 😉 Thanks so much for your comment!

  2. emily November 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    This space is just beautiful. Dying over those amazing windows, the floor, your fun industrial table, the striped chair {with fun back!} and now these lovely christmas decorations. SO GREAT!!!

    • Grace November 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

      Thanks Emily!

  3. emily November 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    that tutorial was WAY easier than I expected. looks expensive and hard to make…but it’s not. my kind of project!

    • Grace November 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

      Emily, I know, so great, right? That’s my kind of project, too. 😉

  4. Emily November 11, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    So clever, sooooo good!

    • Grace November 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

      Emily, thanks so much!

  5. Jenna November 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    This is such a beautiful room! I found your blog by googleing acrylic curtain rods 🙂 i want to attempt that project!! Now I’m looking around and enjoying your other posts. great blog!

    • Grace November 13, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

      Jenna, welcome! I’m so glad you found me! Please let me know how it goes, and send me photos!

  6. kim November 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Loving this space! Can’t wait until the tutorials for the garland and the prints are posted!!

    • Grace December 19, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

      Hi Kim, they are both posted! Let me know if you have any trouble finding them! G

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