How to Hang Wreaths On Kitchen Cabinets

Last updated on November 11, 2023

Discover the simple steps to elegantly hang wreaths on your kitchen cabinets, instantly adding a festive touch to your home.

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to add some festive cheer to your kitchen than by hanging wreaths on the cabinets? Not only does it add a touch of warmth and coziness, but it’s also an easy and affordable way to decorate your space. However, hanging wreaths on kitchen cabinets can be a bit tricky if you don’t know where to start.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the process step-by-step so that you can have beautiful wreaths adorning your kitchen in no time!

Key takeaways:

  • Gather materials: measuring tape, hooks, hangers, Command hooks, ribbon.
  • Choose the right wreath: consider size, material, and number of wreaths.
  • Determine the wreath size: measure cabinet doors and consider the number of wreaths.
  • Decide on wreath placement: consider kitchen size and personal preference.
  • Attach hooks or hangers: use nails, Command hooks, string, or ribbon.

What's Inside

Gather Materials

wreath making

This will ensure that the process goes smoothly and efficiently. The good news is that you don’t need a lot of supplies to get started.

Firstly, make sure you have a measuring tape handy so that you can accurately measure your cabinet space and determine the appropriate size for your wreath(s). You’ll also need hooks or hangers to attach the wreaths to your cabinets.

If using nails isn’t an option for attaching hooks or hangers, consider using Command hooks instead. These are easy-to-use adhesive strips that won’t damage surfaces when removed properly.

Lastly, if adding ribbon as part of decoration is desired then choose one with a width between 1-2 inches in order not overpowering other elements in design.

Gathering Necessary Tools

wreath making tools

This will ensure that the process goes smoothly and efficiently. The good news is that you don’t need any fancy or expensive equipment – just a few basic items that you probably already have at home.

To hang wreaths on your kitchen cabinets, here are some of the essential tools and materials you’ll need:.

  • Measuring tape: You’ll use this to measure both your cabinet space and ribbon length.
  • Ribbon or string: This will be used to attach the wreath to your cabinet doors.
  • Scissors: You’ll need these for cutting ribbon or trimming excess material from your wreath.
  • Command hooks (optional): If nails aren’t an option for hanging up decorations in rental properties, command hooks can be used as an alternative solution.

Choose the Wreath

wreath size

The first thing to consider is size. You don’t want a wreath that’s too small or too large for your cabinet doors, so measure them beforehand and take note of their dimensions.

Next, think about what kind of material you want your wreaths to be made from. Do you prefer natural materials like pinecones and berries? Or do you prefer something more colorful with artificial flowers? There are many options available in stores or online.

Another factor to consider is whether or not you want multiple wreaths on each cabinet door. If so, determine how many would look best based on the size of your cabinets and personal preference.

Ultimately, choosing a wreath comes down to personal taste and style preferences.

Choosing the Right Wreath Size

small wreath

First and foremost, you want to make sure that the wreath is not too big or too small for your cabinet doors. A wreath that is too large will overwhelm the space and may even get in the way when opening and closing cabinets.

On the other hand, a wreath that is too small may look out of place or insignificant.

To determine what size of wreaths would be ideal for your kitchen cabinets, measure each cabinet door’s width before purchasing any materials. You can then use this measurement as a guide when selecting appropriate-sized decorations.

Another factor to consider when choosing a suitable sized-wreaths is how many you plan on hanging up in total? If you’re planning on hanging multiple smaller-sized ones instead of one larger one per door; ensure they don’t overlap with each other once hung up.

Determine the Number of Wreaths

Number of Wreaths

The number of wreaths needed depends on the size of your cabinets and personal preference. If you have a large kitchen with multiple cabinets, consider hanging one or two larger wreaths on either side of the room to create symmetry.

Alternatively, if you have smaller cabinets or prefer a more minimalistic look, opt for one small-to-medium-sized wreath in the center cabinet.

It’s important to keep in mind that less is often more when it comes to decorating with holiday accents like these festive decorations. Too many can make your space feel cluttered and overwhelming rather than cozy and inviting.

Selecting Appropriate Wreath Materials

pinecones wreath

First and foremost, you want to choose a wreath that complements the overall style of your kitchen. If you have a modern or minimalist space, opt for simple greenery or metallic accents.

For more traditional kitchens, go with classic evergreen wreaths adorned with pinecones and berries.

Another factor to consider is size – make sure that the diameter of your chosen wreath fits well on your cabinet doors without overwhelming them. You can also mix and match different sizes if you have multiple cabinets in varying widths.

Lastly, think about durability – since these will be hanging in an area prone to moisture from cooking activities; it’s best not to use fresh flowers or foliage as they may wilt quickly. Instead opt for artificial options made from durable materials like plastic or silk which can withstand humidity better than natural ones.

Measure Cabinet Space

kitchen measurement

This will help ensure that the wreaths fit perfectly and look balanced. To do this, use a measuring tape to determine the width of each cabinet door or drawer front where you plan on hanging a wreath.

Once you have measured all of your cabinet doors and drawers, take note of their sizes so that when selecting a wreath size later in this process, it fits appropriately. Keep in mind that if some cabinets are wider than others or have different shapes (such as arched tops), then consider using different sized wreaths for each one.

Determine Placement

Kitchen Cabinets finish

The placement of your kitchen cabinet wreaths will depend on a few factors such as the size of your cabinets, how many cabinets you have, and what kind of look you are going for.

If you have a small kitchen with only a few upper cabinets, consider placing one large or two smaller-sized wreaths in the center or at each end. For larger kitchens with more cabinetry space available, multiple smaller-sized wreaths can be placed evenly across all upper cabinets.

Another option is to hang one large statement piece above an island or range hood if they are present in your kitchen. This creates an eye-catching focal point that draws attention while still keeping things simple.

Ultimately it comes down to personal preference and style when determining placement for your kitchen cabinet wreaths.

Selecting the Ideal Wreath Placement

kitchen Sliding Mirror Cabinet

The first thing to consider is how many cabinets you want to decorate with wreaths. Do you want one large wreath on a single cabinet door or multiple smaller ones spread out across several doors?

If opting for multiple wreaths, ensure that they are evenly spaced and at equal heights from each other. This will create a balanced look and prevent any awkward gaps between them.

Another factor to consider when selecting the ideal placement is whether or not your kitchen has upper crown molding above the cabinets. If so, hanging a larger-sized wreath in this area can add an extra layer of dimensionality and make use of otherwise empty space.

Attach Hooks or Hangers

cabinet hooks

There are several ways to hang wreaths on kitchen cabinets, depending on your preference and the materials available.

One option is using nails for hanging. However, this method may not be suitable if you’re renting or don’t want to damage your cabinets’ finish.

Another alternative is using Command hooks that can hold up a certain weight without leaving any residue when removed.

If you prefer not to use any hardware at all, there are other options such as string or yarn alternatives that can be tied around the cabinet handles and secured with a knot behind them.

Another popular way of attaching wreaths is by using ribbons. Measure out how much ribbon will be needed based on where you plan on placing it in relation to your cabinet doors’ size before tying one end onto each side of the backside of your wreath then securing both ends onto either side near their top corners so they hang evenly from above while still being able easily open/close drawers below them!

Using Nails for Wreath Hanging

Nails for Wreath Hanging

However, it’s essential to be careful when hammering the nail into the cabinet door or frame so as not to damage it.

To use this method, gather a small hammer and some finishing nails that are long enough to hold your wreath securely in place but short enough not to poke through the other side of the cabinet door.

Once you have your materials ready, determine where you want each wreath placed on each cabinet and mark with a pencil. Then carefully tap in one nail at each marked spot until secure.

Remember that if you decide later on that you no longer want your kitchen cabinets decorated with festive holiday decor like Christmas or Thanksgiving-themed decorations such as these beautiful seasonal kitchen towels from Williams Sonoma (link), removing those finishing nails can leave unsightly holes behind which may require filling before painting over them again.

Hanging Wreaths Without Nails

wreath in kitchen

There are several alternatives that you can use, such as Command hooks, string or yarn, and ribbon.

Command hooks are an excellent choice because they’re easy to install and remove without leaving any residue. Simply follow the instructions on the package for proper installation.

If you prefer using string or yarn, tie a knot around the wreath’s frame and then attach it to your cabinet handles. You can also create loops with your string/yarn by tying knots at both ends of each piece of material before attaching them in place.

Ribbon is another popular alternative that adds a decorative touch while hanging your wreaths securely in place. Measure out enough ribbon length so that it will wrap around both sides of the cabinet door handle comfortably with some extra slack left over for tying into bows at either end once attached firmly onto each side of the door handle.

Utilizing Command Hooks for Wreaths

Command Hooks

These adhesive strips can hold up to several pounds and won’t damage the surface of your cabinets. To hang a wreath using Command hooks, simply clean the area where you want to place it with rubbing alcohol and let it dry completely.

Then, attach one side of the hook onto the cabinet door or frame and press firmly for 30 seconds.

Next, remove the backing from the other side of the hook and attach it onto your wreath’s ribbon loop or wire frame. Be sure that both sides are securely attached before hanging up your wreath.

Using Command hooks is an easy way to hang multiple small-sized wreaths in clusters around larger kitchen cabinets without damaging them.

Hanging Wreaths Without Ribbon

Wreaths Without Ribbon

One alternative method is using string or yarn, which can be easily tied around the wreath and cabinet knob. Another option is utilizing adhesive hooks, such as Command hooks, which are designed for temporary hanging and won’t leave any residue on your cabinets.

To hang a wreath with string or yarn, simply measure the length of string needed to reach from the top of your cabinet door down to where you want the bottom of your wreath. Tie one end of the string securely around one side of the wreath frame and then tie another knot on top so that it’s secure enough for hanging.

Next, open up your cabinet door slightly so that there’s enough space between it and its frame for threading through both ends of strings attached at either side onto each knob respectively before closing them shut again tightly.

Using String or Yarn Alternatives

wreath hang in cabinet

It’s affordable, easy to find, and comes in various colors and thicknesses. To use string or yarn for your wreath hanging needs, start by measuring the length of the space where you want to hang your wreath.

Cut a piece of string or yarn that is twice as long as this measurement.

Next, tie one end of the string/yarn around the top part of your wreath securely with a knot. Then take both ends and bring them together at equal lengths so that they meet in front of you.

Now it’s time to attach it onto your cabinet door! Open up one cabinet door slightly so that there’s enough room for you to slide both ends through without damaging anything inside (or outside) the cabinet itself.

Once inside simply tie another knot at each end ensuring they are secure before closing back up again – voila! Your festive kitchen decor has been achieved using an inexpensive yet effective method!.

Hanging Wreaths With Ribbons

wreath with ribbon

Once you have chosen the right size and material for your wreath, it’s time to select the ribbon that will complement it best. Measure out enough ribbon so that you can tie a bow at the top of your cabinet door or drawer.

To attach the ribbon, simply loop one end through the back of your wreath and tie a knot around it. Then, take both ends of the ribbon and drape them over each side of your cabinet door or drawer before tying them together in a bow at its center.

When hanging multiple wreaths on adjacent cabinets doors or drawers, ensure they are evenly spaced apart by measuring their distance from each other beforehand.

Using ribbons not only adds an elegant touch but also allows for easy removal when needed without damaging surfaces like nails would do.

Measuring Ribbon Length

wreath ribbon length

The length of your ribbon will depend on how low or high you want your wreath to hang from the cabinet door. A good rule of thumb is to cut a piece of ribbon that is at least three times longer than the height at which you want your wreath to hang.

For example, if you want your wreath to hang 10 inches below the top of your cabinet door, then cut a piece of ribbon that is 30 inches long. This will give enough room for tying knots and adjusting as needed.

It’s always better to err on the side of caution and cut more than less when measuring out ribbons for hanging kitchen cabinets’ wreaths. You can always trim off any excess later once everything has been set up correctly.

Attaching Ribbon to Wreath

Attaching Ribbon to Wreath

Ribbon adds a decorative touch while also providing a secure way to hang the wreath on your kitchen cabinets.

To begin, measure out enough ribbon so that it can be tied into a bow or knot at the top of your cabinet door. Cut two equal lengths of ribbon for each wreath you plan on hanging.

Next, take one length of ribbon and tie it around the top center point of your chosen wreath. Make sure that both ends are even in length before tying them together in a tight knot or bow.

Repeat this process with another piece of cut-out ribbon by tying it onto an opposite side from where you attached the first piece until all sides have ribbons attached securely.

Attaching Ribbon to Cabinet Door

Start by measuring out a length of ribbon that is long enough for your desired placement. You can use scissors or a sharp knife to cut the ribbon.

Next, fold one end of the ribbon over and secure it with hot glue or double-sided tape. This will create a loop that you can hang on your cabinet knob or handle.

Then, take the other end of the ribbon and tie it around your wreath in a knot. Make sure that it’s tight enough so that when you lift up on both ends of the bow, they don’t come apart.

Adjust both sides until they are even in length before hanging them onto each side of your cabinet door handles/knobs.

Secure Wreath to Cabinets

kitchen wreath

There are several ways to do this depending on the materials you’re working with and personal preference.

One option is using nails or screws. If you choose this method, make sure that the nail or screw is long enough to go through both the cabinet door and wreath securely without damaging either one.

Another option is using Command hooks which can be easily removed without leaving any damage behind. These hooks come in various sizes and strengths so make sure that you select ones appropriate for your wreaths’ weight.

If neither of these options works for you, consider attaching a ribbon or string around each end of the wreath then tying them together at a length suitable for hanging over each cabinet door handle/knob. This method allows flexibility in adjusting height as well as being gentle on both cabinets and decorations alike.

Adjust Wreath Position

Cabinet Door wreath

You want to make sure that they are evenly spaced and at the right height for maximum impact. Take a step back and assess how they look from different angles in the room.

If you find that one or more of your wreaths is not quite in the right spot, don’t worry! Simply remove them from their hooks or hangers and reposition them as needed. It may take a bit of trial and error to get everything just right, but with some patience and persistence, you’ll be able to achieve an aesthetically pleasing display.

Remember that there is no hard-and-fast rule when it comes to hanging wreaths on kitchen cabinets – ultimately, it’s up to personal preference. Some people prefer symmetrical arrangements while others like a more eclectic look with varying sizes of wreaths placed at different heights.

Whatever approach you choose, adjusting your wreath positions can help create balance within your overall design scheme while also highlighting specific areas of interest within your space.

Adjusting Wreath Placement

Cabinet wreath placement

You may find that they need some adjusting to ensure they’re perfectly centered or at the right height. To adjust wreath placement, gently remove them from their hooks or hangers and reposition as needed.

When making adjustments, be sure not to scratch or damage your cabinets in any way. If you used adhesive hooks for hanging your wreaths, carefully remove them from the cabinet doors before repositioning.

It’s also a good idea to have someone else take a look at the wreaths’ positioning since it can be difficult to judge by yourself if they are levelled correctly.

Add Decorations

kitchen decor

You can use ribbon in a variety of colors and patterns to match your existing decor or create something new altogether. To attach the bow, simply tie it onto the bottom of the wreath using wire or string.

If you’re feeling creative, there are plenty of other ways to decorate your kitchen cabinet wreaths as well. Consider adding small ornaments or pinecones for a rustic look, or even miniature lights for added sparkle.

You could also switch out different seasonal elements throughout the year – think flowers in springtime and autumn leaves come fall.

Whatever decorations you choose, be sure not to overcrowd your wreath so that its natural beauty still shines through.

Decorating Wreaths With Bows

Decorating Wreaths With Bows

Bows come in various sizes, colors, and materials that can complement the wreath’s design or contrast it for added visual interest. You can use ribbon or fabric scraps to create beautiful bows that will make your wreaths stand out.

To decorate your kitchen cabinet wreath with a bow, start by selecting the appropriate ribbon length based on the size of your cabinet door and how long you want the tails to be. Cut two equal lengths of ribbon for each bow you plan on making.

Next, fold one piece of ribbon into loops until you have created several layers (usually three). Pinch these loops together at their center point using another piece of thin wire or floral tape wrapped around them tightly.

Repeat this process with another piece of identical-sized ribbons so that both sides are symmetrical before attaching them onto opposite sides at either end where they meet in front overtopping off any excess material from behind as needed before securing everything firmly into place using more wire/tape if necessary.

Seasonal Wreath Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinet wreath kitchen

You can choose from a variety of materials and colors that match your decor or go with a festive theme for the holiday season. For example, you could opt for a classic evergreen wreath adorned with pine cones and berries during Christmas time or an autumnal wreath made of dried leaves and twigs in fall.

If you’re feeling crafty, consider making your own DIY kitchen cabinet wreaths using materials like burlap ribbon, faux flowers, or even recycled items like wine corks. Another fun idea is to create themed wreaths based on your favorite hobbies or interests – think sports teams logos during playoffs season!

Whatever style you choose, make sure it complements the overall look of your kitchen while adding some seasonal flair.

Festive Themes for Wreath Decoration

wreath decoration

You can choose from a variety of festive themes that will complement your existing decor and add some holiday cheer to your space. For example, you could opt for a classic red and green color scheme with traditional ornaments like holly berries or pinecones.

Alternatively, you could go for something more whimsical like candy cane stripes or gingerbread men.

If you’re looking to create a rustic feel in your kitchen, consider using natural materials such as burlap ribbon or twine along with pine branches and cinnamon sticks. This will give off an earthy vibe while still maintaining the festive spirit.

For those who prefer modern decor styles, metallic accents such as gold or silver ribbons paired with white flowers can create an elegant look that’s perfect for any contemporary home.

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Wreaths

kitchen cabinet wreath

You can use materials such as pinecones, berries, twigs or even dried fruit slices for a unique touch. To make the process easier and more enjoyable for yourself enlist some friends or family members to help out with this project.

To start off with creating your DIY wreath gather all necessary materials like wire cutters, floral wire and pliers along with any decorations that will be used on the wreath. Begin by shaping a metal coat hanger into a circle shape using pliers then wrap greenery around it until fully covered.

Next step is adding in decorative elements like pine cones or berries which can be attached using floral wire wrapped around them tightly before attaching them onto the base of greenery already created earlier on in this process.

Maintenance Tips

kitchen wreath decor

Here are some maintenance tips to keep in mind:.

  • Keep wreaths away from direct sunlight and heat sources as this can cause them to dry out and lose their shape.
  • If your wreath is made of fresh greenery, mist it with water every few days to keep it hydrated.
  • Check for any loose or broken pieces and remove them immediately before they fall off onto your countertops or floors.
  • Avoid touching the decorations too much as this can cause damage over time. Instead, use a soft-bristled brush or compressed air to clean off any dust that accumulates on the surface.

Wreath Care and Maintenance

Wreath Maintenance

Here are some tips for wreath care and maintenance:.

– Keep them away from direct sunlight: Direct sunlight can cause the colors in your wreath to fade quickly. Hang your wreaths in a spot where they won’t be exposed to too much sun.

– Avoid moisture: Moisture can cause mold or mildew growth on your wreath, which will ruin its appearance and smell bad. Keep it away from humid areas like bathrooms or kitchens.

– Dust regularly: Wreaths tend to collect dust over time, especially if they’re hanging near cooking areas. Use a soft-bristled brush or a hairdryer set on low heat to gently remove any dust buildup.

Do’s and Don’ts

wreaths kitchen

First of all, make sure not to overload your cabinets with too many wreaths as this can look cluttered and overwhelming. Instead, opt for a few well-placed wreaths that complement the overall aesthetic of your kitchen.

Another thing to keep in mind is the size of the wreath. Make sure it fits appropriately on each cabinet door without obstructing any handles or knobs.

When hanging up your wreath, be careful not to damage or scratch the surface of your cabinets by using nails or hooks that are too large. Utilize small adhesive hooks instead if possible.

Lastly, remember that less is often more when it comes to decorating for holidays! Keep things simple yet elegant by choosing one cohesive theme for all decorations throughout your home including those hung on kitchen cabinets.

Removing Wreaths

wreaths cabinet decor

Removing them can be a bit tricky, but with the right tools and techniques, you can do it without damaging your cabinets or wreaths. First things first: remove any decorations that you added to the wreath such as bows or ornaments.

Then gently lift up on one side of the wreath while holding onto both sides of ribbon/hanger until it comes off completely.

If there are any stubborn adhesive residues left behind by hooks or hangers, use rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth to wipe them away gently. Avoid using harsh chemicals that could damage your cabinet finish.

Storing Wreaths

Wreaths in box

Storing wreaths can be a bit tricky as they are often bulky and delicate. However, with proper care and storage techniques, you can ensure that your wreaths remain in good condition for years to come.

The first step in storing your wreath is to remove any decorations or accessories that may have been added during the holiday season. This will help prevent damage or breakage during storage.

Next, you’ll want to find an appropriate container for your wreath. There are many options available on the market specifically designed for storing Christmas decorations such as plastic bins or bags with handles.

When placing the wreath inside of its container make sure it fits snugly but not too tight so that it doesn’t get crushed while being stored away until next year’s festivities begin again!.

Alternative Methods

hanging wreath in kitchen

One option is to use magnetic hooks, which can be attached directly onto the metal surface of your cabinets. Another method is to use suction cups with hooks, which work well for lightweight wreaths and won’t damage the cabinet doors.

You could also consider using adhesive strips or Velcro tape if you don’t want any visible hardware showing. These options are great for those who prefer a more minimalist look in their kitchen decor.

Ultimately, it’s important to choose a hanging method that works best for your specific situation and preferences. Whether it’s traditional nails and ribbon or one of these alternative methods, make sure that your wreath is securely fastened so that it doesn’t fall off unexpectedly.


woman holding wreath

With the right materials and tools, you can easily hang wreaths without damaging your cabinets or leaving any unsightly marks. Remember to choose the appropriate size of wreath for your cabinet space, determine ideal placement before attaching hooks or hangers, secure the wreath with ribbon or other alternatives while adjusting its position as needed.

Don’t forget that adding decorations such as bows can enhance their beauty even more! By following these steps and taking proper care of them throughout the season, you’ll have beautiful kitchen cabinet wreaths that will bring joy every time you enter this room during this festive period!


How do you decorate cabinets with wreaths?

To decorate cabinets with wreaths, tie a ribbon around the wreath, create a loop with a knot at the other end, and hang it using an upside-down command hook inside the top of the cabinet door.

How do you hang a wreath on a pantry door?

To hang a wreath on a pantry door, place an upside-down hook on the interior of the door, use rope or twine to create a loop for the hook, pull the string over the door, and tie the other end to the wreath, letting it hang.

What are the best materials to use for attaching wreaths to kitchen cabinets without causing damage?

The best materials for attaching wreaths to kitchen cabinets without causing damage are adhesive hooks, magnetic hooks, and ribbon or over-the-door hooks.

Are there any creative ways to incorporate wreaths into kitchen cabinet designs?

One creative way to incorporate wreaths into kitchen cabinet designs is by attaching them to cabinet doors as seasonal or festive decorations.

What types of wreaths work best for decorating kitchen cabinets and matching various décor styles?

Answer: Versatile wreaths made of eucalyptus, grapevine, or artificial greenery work best for decorating kitchen cabinets and matching various décor styles.

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