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Project

Blue Spruce Wreath Trio

Ring in the winter holidays with an impressive yet easy-to-make decoration for the front door that packs a beribboned triple punch.

Materials

  • Three 18-inch-diameter blue spruce wreaths
  • 5 1/2 yards of 3-inch-wide teal satin ribbon (2 yards reserved for bow)
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtacks
  • Felt-tipped marker
  • U pins
  • Fishing line
  • Hammer and nail

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Attach a 7-foot ribbon length at top of door with 2 thumbtacks. Fold bottom end of ribbon in half lengthwise, and snip at an angle to create a notch.

  2. Step 2

    Hold wreaths up to ribbon to determine desired positions. Mark positions on ribbon with marker.

  3. Step 3

    Cut and wrap 1-foot ribbon lengths around tops of wreaths, fastening at back with U pins.

  4. Step 4

    Hammer nail through ribbon at mark for top wreath.

  5. Step 5

    Attach lengths of fishing line to wire forms, at top and bottom of 2 remaining wreaths.

  6. Step 6

    Hang bottom wreath at mark by tying top line to nail. Place a thumbtack at bottom of door, and wrap bottom line around it. Repeat with middle wreath. Hang top wreath on nail.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

Reviews (11)

  • Lavender Rainbow 12 21 Dec, 2012

    ....oops, forgot to mention that I adhered this to my metal door with industrial strength velcro - very easy and clean-up is easy too. My wreaths are about 12" across but are lightweight - works very well :)

  • Lavender Rainbow 12 21 Dec, 2012

    Love your ideas Martha! Is there anyway to enlarge the pictures of the projects that you show. It is hard for me (and I am sure I am not alone) to view your beautiful projects when they are 1.5" x 2.5". How can I enlarge them? or could you please add a feature to enlarge the pics.
    Thanks so much and keep up your incredible crafty ideas. Whenever I need some inspiration, I turn to you - very elegant crafts that are easy and inexpensive to do :)
    Merry Christmas & have a beautiful New Year xx

  • MsCapeheart 4 Dec, 2012

    Paul, go to a craft store for supplies. Like Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Jo Ann.

  • MsCapeheart 4 Dec, 2012

    They sell hooks on a magnetic backing. I believe I saw them at Target or Walmart in the holiday area. Labeled for metal doors.

  • paulhenry 1 Dec, 2011

    Where can i find the beautiful teal ribbon for this project???

  • haselwand 9 Dec, 2010

    I second momtotwins: I cut slits in the ribbon so the Command Adhesive hooks stuck through and it appears that they are hanging from the ribbon. I used heavy duty tape to adhere the ribbon to the top of the door. Seems to work pretty well!

  • mwaaae 3 Dec, 2010

    any ideas on how to attach this to a metal door?

  • shawncmil 28 Nov, 2010

    What color is the door?

  • pmatten 26 Nov, 2010

    Where do you get Command Adhesive Wreath tape?

  • momtotwins 10 Dec, 2008

    I used Command Adhesive wreath hooks for each wreath. It looks like they're all hanging from the ribbon but they're individually hung.

  • kerryannf 5 Dec, 2008

    Is there another way to hang these wreaths without putting nails in the door?