Inside: How to make an easy, inexpensive, elegant wreath trio wall or door hanging that fills any vertical space beautifully. No crafting skills required! ➡
Don’t you love the look of triple door wreaths?
I’ve always been infatuated with them when flipping through Christmas decorating catalogs.
But two problems – I have double front doors. And triple wreaths are pretty pricey.
But the idea was always filed in the back of my mind and when I had a narrow wall space to fill, those beautiful wreath trios were the inspiration.
Along with my love for white dishes.
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I’ll show you how a little DIY mashup of the two became this elegant, vintage, custom Christmas wall decor!
Even if you’re not quite ready to deck your halls, November is a great time to craft and prep before things get too crazy. So I’ve joined a group of bloggers hosted by Marianne at Songbird to bring you some early holiday wreath crafts to inspire you and get you dreaming of Christmas! Make sure to scroll down to the bottom for all of the links.
How to make the triple wreath plate wall hanging.
I was at Hobby Lobby and I spotted all of these cute mini wreaths/candle rings:
I bought two different styles, knowing there were so many things I could do with them when I was decorating. At 50 percent off they were only $4 apiece.
Walking toward the checkout, I spied the display of plastic charger plates – on sale for $1.99.
They had two styles that look like scalloped white china. And they were the perfect size to frame a mini wreath to hang on the wall. So I had a plan to use some of the wreaths before I even got out of the store!
- Three mini wreaths
- Three lighweight, plastic charger plates
- 60″ of ribbon
- Three ornaments
- Six Command Strip Picture Hanging Strips
- Three Command Small Wire Hooks
- Command Strip Poster Tape or other two sided tape
- Optional: Decorative hook to hang and jute rope
- Measuring tape
- Optional: Hot glue gun to create top hanger, Floral wire or ornament hangers
Step 1: Measure the ribbon.
I laid it all out on a table to decide on my placement and how much ribbon I needed. I measured how much space I wanted between the chargers and above and below. These are the measurements I used:
- 6″ Top space and foldover allowance for hanger
- 13″ Plate
- 4″ Space between plates
- 13″ Plate
- 4″ Space between plates
- 13″ Plate
- 6″ Bottom space and dovetail allowance
- 59″ Total
Step 2: Cut the ribbon.
I cut off the total desired length. Then I dovetailed what would be the bottom by folding the end of the ribbon in half and cutting diagonally.
Optional: I wanted to make my ribbon extend above the top plate and hang from a hook, so I took a piece of thick jute and hot glued it to the ribbon on each side. Then I ran a strip of hot glue along the top of the ribbon and folded it over. (If I had to do it again, I would bring the jute all the way across so the top would hang nicer.)
If you wanted to skip this, you can end your ribbon behind the top plate and attach it to the wall with poster tape or a thumbtack.
Step 3: Hang the ribbon on the wall.
I hung my ribbon up and made sure it was level. When it was, I kept it in place and smooth with a couple of pieces of Command poster tape. Then I made tiny pencil marks on the wall to measure out the placement of the chargers.
Step 4: Apply the Command Picture Hanging Strips to the chargers and the wall.
Since these “plates” are plastic and so lightweight, these velcro picture hanging strips make them so easy to hang! First I pressed two strips together to join them. I peeled the paper off one side of the strip and adhered it to the left side of the plate. Then I repeated on the right side of the plate. I made sure to place them far enough apart on the charger so the ribbon would easily fit between.
Then I peeled off the other side of the adhesive and pressed the plate to the wall really well over the ribbon in the position I premarked. I slowly and carefully pulled the charger back off, separating the velcro pieces and leaving the back side of the strips on the wall and the front sides on the plate.
I pressed on the wall strips for about 30 seconds to make sure they were well adhered. Next, I repeated with the other two chargers.
I waited an hour before hanging the plates back up as the directions instructed. In the meantime, I readied the wreaths.
Step 5: Attach the ornaments to the wreaths.
I chose these silver bells that came in a set of three also at Hobby Lobby. (I wiped a bit of black craft paint on them to give them a more “aged” look.)
They came with a white chiffon hanger that I thought was pretty with the wreaths, so to attach the ornaments I cut apart the hanger and tied it around the wreath as close to the frame as I could. I used some similar ribbon I had and made a new bow.
I had planned to attach them with green floral wire ornament hangers, so that is another option if you can’t use the ornament’s hanger.
Step 6: Apply hooks for the wreaths.
To hang the wreaths on the chargers, I stuck these Command small wire hooks at the top of each charger like this:
Step 7: Hang the plates and wreaths.
After letting the wall strips sit for an hour, it was time to put the plates back. Making sure I had the correct plate, I lined up the strips and pressed each plate back into place. You can feel the velcro of the strips hooking back together as you press.
I finished by hanging each wreath on a plate. I made adjustments to the ornament placing and did some final fluffing to the wreaths.
And it was done – craft complete!
It fills this space in my dining room area perfectly. And hanging the plates this way created the illusion that they were all hanging from a single ribbon.
You can see it in the tour of my Christmas living room here and dining room here.
I chose the materials that would fit into my French and vintage inspired classic Christmas decor.
But you could create so many looks with this craft, depending on your ornaments, ribbon, and wreaths. I would love to see your take on this in the comments if you try it!
Happy Holiday Crafting,
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I absolutely love this and great tutorial. This on my list for next year
Susann Hodges says
Wonderful tutorial! Can you provide the source for your beautiful, ornate brass wall hook?
Sheila Guinn says
Absolutely stunning! I love your creative mind. I’ve put this on my to do list and cannot wait to get started. I wanted something different this year…something fresh and these charger wreaths are sheer perfection. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with all of us ::)
Thank you so much Sheila! I’d love to see what you come up with!!
Suzy Handgraaf says
What a great tutorial! I really like that your tips and that you did such a good job of explaining the process. It turned out SO pretty! I need to get some of those chargers.
Thanks Suzy!! It’s a really basic easy craft, but that’s kind of what I like about it!
I love your triple wreath wall decor! And what a clever way of putting it all together. I never would have guessed those plates are not actually attached to the ribbon. I love the touch of vintage you gave to the new ornaments too! Wonderful decor project!
Thank you Marianne! And thanks for hosting our wreath tour!!