One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is how I hang my live boxwood wreaths in my dining room windows, and I thought I would pop in and share my ribbon tying technique for you! It is actually pretty simple, but I put together a little video below because I always think it is easier to see something done than to read about it.
One of the things I get asked most frequently is how I hang my live boxwood wreaths in my dining area windows with ribbon, so I thought I would show you in a little video! It is actually a lot easier than it looks in these pictures, and I always love the result. This technique is not only pretty, but it makes the wreaths hang nice and straight in the window as well. The ribbon that I use is 4" wide, but you could make it work with almost any size down to 1 1/2" or so. The ribbon that I use is also wired, but that is not necessary. Unwired ribbon will give you a different look, but still a beautiful result.
I always buy my live boxwood wreaths at Trader Joe's at the beginning of the season. You can't beat the price of them at $10! I hang them with ribbon I found locally a couple years ago that I can't seem to find anywhere anymore. I linked to a bunch of other ribbons that I love here in my sources page though.
I also get asked a lot about their longevity. I have been doing some research and it seems that if you soak your wreaths in water for an hour or so, let them dry for a bit and then spray them with a plant preservative (like this one here) they last a lot longer. I will be trying it and reporting back, but I have heard really good things! It is also best to keep them out of the direct sunlight, and to mist them with water every few days. These ones hanging in my windows are in the direct sunlight so they do dry out quickly, but I think they dry so beautifully that I don't mind. I have window treatments up in my windows now (this picture is from last year) so I am hoping that helps as well.
Anyhow, here is my ribbon tying, wreath hanging tutorial video! I hope it is helpful!
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