Whether it’s for a kitchen, entryway, office, or anywhere else in your home, there’s just something so pretty, festive, and charming about this cheery look. Here’s how to hang wreaths on cabinet doors.
This is a really simple little trick but a handy one to know about at this time of year when we’re all looking for Christmas decoration ideas to brighten our homes with holiday cheer. When it comes to hanging a front-door outdoor wreath, I usually like a really clean, simple look, so I typically skip the big wreath hangers and just take a piece of ribbon, wrap it around the wreath, and hot glue gun it to the top of the door. It holds really nicely, and the hot glue pops right off when I’m done with the holiday wreath for the season. When it came to hanging these wreaths on the cabinet doors in the back hall mudroom, though, I really didn’t want to risk ruining the painted finish on these doors, so I decided to do something a little different. If you’ve always liked the look of hanging wreaths on kitchen cabinets or any other decorative wreath ideas involving cabinets or cupboards, this tip for how to hang cabinet wreaths without damage or fuss is for you.
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How to Hang Wreaths on Kitchen Cabinets or Other Doors
Well, it looks like I found yet another use for command hooks. Actually, I’ve always used the little clear command hooks to hang Christmas wreaths on windows, and you definitely could do that just on the face of the cabinet doors themselves, but I think that hanging a winter wreath from a beautiful ribbon looks so nice at Christmastime and that old decoration method of mine just didn’t require any ribbon at all. More ribbon is always a good idea whether you use a classic boxwood wreath, artificial wreath, berry wreath, or one made from fragrant fresh greenery as I’ve done here.
Before you begin to decorate, make sure you cut enough lengths of ribbons for all of your wreaths at the same time, whether you’re hanging two wreaths or ten. You want to make sure each piece of ribbon is exactly the same length because you want every wreath to hang on the door in exactly the same spot.
A thin velvet ribbon like I’ve used here is beautiful with a more delicate mini wreath or twig wreath, but a nice wide plaid ribbon is stunning if you’re hanging something more substantial.
Loop a length of ribbon through the center of each wreath and tie the two ends together. Repeat for each wreath you’ll be hanging, and try to make sure that you tie each knot in exactly the same way to maintain the uniform length of your hanging ribbons.
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The Clever Trick for How to Hang a Wreath on a Door
Take a command hook and place it on the interior of your cabinet door, in the middle of your door, right near the top. You want it closer to the top because this way, you’ll waste less ribbon on each wreath. Instead of placing the hook as you normally would, place it upside down!
This will create a perfect little spot for you to anchor your ribbon, and the weight of your wreath will hold it in place!
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So smart, right? When the season is over, just remove the hook or leave it there until next year if you like. Chances are that no one will notice it. My little upside-down hooks have been here for years, and I always forget about them until the Christmas season rolls around and I’m ready to spruce-up my space once again. This method also works well for mini swags or stockings on cabinet doors, or to hang just about anything on a door with a hidden interior where the little hook won’t be visible.
If you’d like to add an embellishment or two, you can easily add a jingle-bell strand, bows, bells, ornaments, or sparkling berries to the center of the wreath by attaching it to the wreath hanger ribbon once your wreath is hung.
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Of course, you can go ahead and hang a mini wreath on every single one of your cupboard doors this Christmas, but I’m enjoying the simplicity of just these two elegant natural wreaths this year.
Do you hang holiday wreaths on your cabinets? Do you do it this way, or do you have another clever trick you can share with us all?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.