My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Hang a wreath on a door without knocking nails into the door face

I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
Gift box door tie
You can also use ribbon to tie your wreath in this way but I use fishing line in the tutorial

Cut two long lenghts of line and loop-knot each on one end

Cut two long lengths of fishing line and loop-knot each on one end

Loop the line through the knot and pull tight

Wrap the first line horizontally around the door at the height you want the wreath to hang. Catch the loop with the line and pull very tight

Secure the line with a double knot

Secure this line with a double knot

Wrap the second line around the door and tie

Wrap the second line around the length of the door and knot

Tie the wreath to the line

You now have a cross section to tie the wreath to

Slight variation:

Attach the line to the top and bottom of the wreath and pull tight

Catch the loop-knot around the bottom of the wreath and wrap it under and around the door. Flip the line over the door and tie it to the top of the wreath

Attach the line to the sides of the wreath and pull tight

Catch the loop-knot at the side of the wreath. Wrap the line around the back of the door and thread the line through the door frame and door to secure it on the other side of the wreath

Dangling ribbon tie line:
I use Velcro to connect the ribbon but you can also glue or stitch the ribbon. You can also use fishing line for an almost invisible tie line

Cut 4 narrow strips of velcro

Cut four narrow strips of Velcro

Pair the velcro strips to make sure you glue them the right way around

Pair the Velcro strips to make sure you glue them the right way around. Glue a pair of Velcro strips at each end of the ribbon. Rip one top strip open and glue it a bit higher to make a loop

Glue the velcro to the ribbon

The loop should be big enough to accommodate the wreath

Glue the velcro section to the top of the door with hot glue

Rip open the second pair of Velcro strips and glue the loose strip to the top of a door.

Place the two velcro pieces together making sure the ribbon hangs straight

Place the two Velcro sections together making sure the ribbon hangs straight down the door when released

Let the ribbon drape naturally down the door

Let the ribbon drape naturally down the door. Test the weight of the wreath.

Velcro ribbon loop to hang the wreath from

Adjust the loop if required

Slight variation:

Flip the stapler open and secure the ribbon into the door

For a heavier wreath you might want to staple the ribbon into the door. This is not ideal but sometimes a few tiny holes are unavoidable. If you don't mind the holes in the top of the door you can leave out the Velcro altogether and just staple or nail the ribbon into the top of the door

Loop the ribbon through and around the wreath and secure by pressing the two velcro sections together

Loop the ribbon through and around the wreath and secure by pressing the two Velcro strips together. You can now tie another bow over this loop or decorate the ribbon with bells

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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