Hanging Wreath Ideas For Any Time of the Year

Hanging wreaths isn't just for Christmas — it's something you can do for all holidays. In fact, you can hang a wreath up year-round. Plus, there are so many places you can hang them and you don't need to limit them to doors and fireplace mantles.

With wreaths of so many different sizes, colors, styles and materials, you can integrate them into your indoor and outdoor décor at all times! Here are some wreath ideas for you to hang inside and outside throughout the year.

1. Add a little bit of zest

lemon wreath

Use a simple green wreath with a yellow citrus accent for an indoor pop of color. Hang it in front of a window or a cabinet wherever you see a need for some décor. This is especially great for the hot summer months and will remind you of an iced glass of lemonade hitting the spot and cooling you down from the summer heat.

2. Show off your Easter eggs and flowers

Easter wreath

Adorn your front door with a festive wreath of Easter eggs, complemented by some festive florals for the spring season. The best part? You can make this spring wreath as colorful as you want! Make the eggs and flowers all the same color for a subtle monotone wreath or go for the bold and bright by mixing all different colors.

3. Wave the stars and stripes

4th of july wreath

Take a patriotic approach to your front door decor. A bright red, white and blue wreath, complete with stars, is perfect for any Independence Day party! Plus, the crafted flowers give it a whimsical look that's perfect for the fun summer holiday.

4. Adorn with autumn leaves and gourds

fall wreath

Step up your fall decorating with a wreath made of leaves (faux or dried) and pumpkins, squash and other gourds. It's easy enough that you can even make it yourself if you don't want to buy an already-made wreath from the store — just grab everything from your local craft store and customize the wreath however you want.

5. Scare 'em with spooky bats

Spooky bats

If you're a fan of Halloween and want something besides a seasonal fall wreath to go along with this autumn holiday, you can opt for something spooky! This wreath of thorns that's adorned with bats can turn your living room into a haunted house for the season and give your guests an eerie feeling the second they walk through the door.

6. Ramp it up with rustic florals

Floral wreath

Rest a rustic wreath on the mantle above your fireplace, rather than hanging a mirror or a painting. Combine a twig wreath with a few flowers of your choice to get a simple, yet chic piece of décor. An additional advantage to this is it's easy to customize and switch out for seasons and holidays!

7. Design a DIY spring wreath

spring wreath

Sometimes, the best wreaths aren't found in stores or online — you make them yourself! This DIY project is easy enough for anyone to do and all you need is paper towel or toilet paper tubes, paint, scissors and hot glue.

Cut the tubes into half-inch sections, so you end up with a bunch of half-inch wide circles. Pinch the ends of the circles to make a petal shape, then paint them and glue them together in the forms of flowers and greenery. You can also layer flowers and leaves for a little bit more dimension.

Then, hang your wreath! Since it's paper, it doesn't do well in water (rain, snow, etc.) and could easily blow away in the wind, so hanging it indoors would be best.

8. Take it up a notch with natural wood and floral macrame

Macrame wreath

Wreaths aren't usually thought of for boho-style décor, but there are ways to integrate the two so they exist together. Using a natural wood wreath and adding some macrame flowers keeps it subtle, yet with an eclectic feel using the different textures. Plus, this idea is very unique and you're unlikely to see it in many other places!

9. Fascinate with flashy Halloween ornaments

Shiny Halloween wreath

A classy, yet glam way to incorporate a wreath into your Halloween décor is with an ornament wreath. The same types of glass ornaments you see on Christmas trees are also available in Halloween colors — and some are even in Halloween shapes! Make or purchase a wreath completely made of these ornaments and hang it on your front door to signify that you're a fan of the holiday, but maybe not into the spooky-scary stuff.

10. Draw them in with scented herbs and flowers

Herb wreath

Finding the perfect wreath for a kitchen is difficult. You don't want something too big or gaudy and natural materials typically make your kitchen a more calm and inviting environment. A wreath made of herbs and flowers, particularly those that smell lovely like rosemary and lavender, will be a subtle touch of warmth that will spark happiness whenever you walk by it. Plus, when the herbs start drying out, you don't need to throw the whole wreath away — you can still use the herbs in your cooking!

Tips for hanging wreaths

If you're living in an apartment, you probably aren't allowed to use nails for hanging décor or other methods that put holes in walls. Here are some ways you can display wreaths without damaging the walls.

Dangle a door hanger

Use a door hanger made for wreaths or other hanging décor. This hook will sit over the top of the door and allow you to hang your wreath on the end and remove it whenever you want without damaging anything.

Call in the command hooks

If you're hanging wreaths on a wall, you'll need some type of nail or hook to rest them on. Grab a command hook and stick it to the wall so you can hang your wreath on it. You can remove it when you're ready to and it won't leave a hole in the wall.

If you're using a command hook, make sure you get the correct weight rating for the wreath you plan to hang. Smaller hooks are less visible, but typically don't hold as much weight and might fall down if your wreath is too heavy. Weigh your wreath and find a command hook that's rated to hold at least that much weight, if not more.

Settle it with string or wire

If you're not wanting to mess with hooks at all, you can use string or wire to hang your wreath from the railing, handles or drawer pulls. Just wrap the string or wire around the top of the wreath and tie it around the object you want to hang it from. If you don't want the string to show, you can use a thick fishing line (you may need to double or triple up on it!).

Magnify it on a mantle or shelf

Instead of hanging wreaths, you can rest them on an open mantle or shelf. You don't need to worry about damaging the wall with holes from nails and you don't even need to bother with sticking a command hook to the wall — just prop up your wreath and walk away!

Hang a wreath all year long

Hanging wreaths is always a great idea, no matter what time of year! So, be bold and get creative with your wreath décor. You can get a single wreath and dress it up and down throughout the year or you can get lots of different wreaths for holidays and seasons to show your enthusiasm. There's no wrong way to decorate when it comes to wreaths!

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