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Hanging a Wreath

Source: Martha Stewart


Display your wreaths with style with these simple hanging techniques.

Create a floral wire loop. For wire or twig wreath forms, secure loop at back of form; for straw or Styrofoam forms, pin loop at back. Hang the wreath on a sturdy nail or hook.

Door or Molding
To avoid creating unsightly holes in walls or woodwork, suspend wreath from the top of a door or molding with either a length of sturdy ribbon or monofilament (the monofilament's packaging should list how much weight it will support). 

To hang, cut a piece of ribbon (at least 3 inches wide) or monofilament long enough so that, when the ribbon or monofilament is doubled, the wreath will hang at the desired height. Loop the ribbon or monofilament around the back of the wreath form (or pin it, in the case of Styrofoam or straw forms). 

If using ribbon, fold the edges over 1/2 inch, and secure to the top of the door or molding with a few flat, heavy-duty thumbtacks (available at hardware stores). If using monofilament, knot the ends of the doubled-up string and use a tack to secure the string to the top of the door or the molding. To hang particularly heavy wreaths with ribbon, first hang with monofilament to support the bulk of the weight, and then attach the ribbon as a decorative detail.

A mirror provides an elegant, refractive backdrop for wreaths. Wrap metal wreath forms with floral tape to prevent them from scratching mirrors on which they're hung. To hang, follow the door or molding instructions, above, tacking the ribbon or monofilament to the back of the mirror's frame.

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