Friday, March 24, 2017

Creative Friday #7: How to Hang a Wreath When You Can't Use a Wreath Holder

Welcome to Creative Friday #7!

Today I am showing you not only how to hang a wreath on your door when a wreath hook won't work but a cute bunny wreath as well.

I have this wreath from last year that I made.

But my front door has molding on it which prevents a wreath hook from laying flat. I've tried command hooks which work ok for lighter wreaths but for my Easter/Spring wreath, they just don't hold. So what's a girl to do?

Well, I have an easy solution! But first, I need to make a second wreath. Why, you ask? Hang on, you'll see in a minute!

I gathered my supplies: a thrifted grapevine wreath, flower sprigs from Hobby Lobby, and a wooden bunny plaque from Target's Spot.

I gave the bunny a coat of grey chalk paint followed by a light coat of white. After the paint dried, I gave the bunny a light sanding to distress it a bit.


Then I glued the bunny on the wreath and tucked the flower sprigs around it. Easy!


Next, I took a pretty green ribbon, cut it about 42",

 tied it to the wreath and (here's where I need two wreaths) tied the other end to the first wreath. Next I placed the ribbon over the door, arranging the two wreaths where I wanted them. You can adjust the length of the ribbon if necessary.

Voila! The two wreaths balance each other and the ribbon conforms to the shape of the door, laying flat so that the wreaths hang perfectly!

The new wreath is outside - Hippity hoppity! Spring is here!

I did want this one outside, but last year the birds thought the spanish moss was perfect for their nests  and also pecked at the carrots so it's hanging inside.

Not only do I have a cute bunny wreath outside but as an added bonus, I have a cute wreath hanging inside of my door as well!

10 comments:

  1. Adorable wreaths. This is a great idea!

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  2. Great idea! I have never hung two to balance each other but I have hung one from a ribbon that I had tacked to the top of the door. Both of the wreaths are adorable! Have a great weekend!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  3. Both wreaths are too cute! And I love what I call a greeting and farewell to visitors! Hello and goodbye! So cool!

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  4. Well, aren't you a clever girl? Kind of like a 'teeter/totter' balancing act. I like it AND your wreaths are adorable. xo Diana

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  5. Cute! I really need to remake my Easter wreath. I made it so long ago and it's showing it's age. Right now I have a Fiesta hat on the door as a herald to Spring and the upcoming party in San Antonio.

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  6. You are just so clever. Love the wreaths. HAPPY SPRING !!!
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  7. I could definitely use this clever idea!

    XXX

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  8. Perfect solution and both wreaths are adorable!

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  9. I've never seen this solution, genius! We have to use heavy magnet hangers since our doors are steel. They work great but can leave a mark on the paint. This would solve that problem for sure! xo Kathleen Our Hopeful Home

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    1. I had one of those heavy magnets and it scratched the paint. Made my husband very unhappy so I came up with this idea. No more scratched up door! And I get my wreaths. :-)

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