How to Store Christmas Wreaths

How to Store Christmas Wreaths

Christmas wreaths are beautiful and festive decorations during the holiday season, but you probably don’t want to keep them on display all year. Unlike ornaments and other decorations, wreaths are easy to put away for the season, and just as easy to take out again. It only takes a few minutes to evaluate your current storage so you can figure out the best way to keep your wreaths safe and secure during the year.

Method 1 of 2:
Using a Hat Box

1
Place your wreaths in bubble wrap or a trash bag. Find a clean trash bag or an empty section of unpopped bubble wrap that’s big enough to fit around your wreath. Check that the wreath is completely surrounded in plastic so it’ll be a little cushioned while it’s in storage. [1] X Research source You can find bubble wrap at most stores that sell postal supplies.
2
Arrange your wreath in the bottom of a hat box or large container. Check that the wreath is centered, and that it fits comfortably. If you have a lot of different wreaths, you may need differently sized hat boxes for your storage needs. Large plastic containers can also work in a pinch. [2] X Research source You can buy hat boxes online, or at a home goods store. These boxes are especially handy since they’re naturally circular.
3
Stack multiple wreaths on top of one another if there’s enough room. Depending on the size of your wreath and your hat box, you may be able to fit several thin wreaths on top of one another. Play around with your different wreaths and boxes until you find a storage solution that works well for you! [3] X Research source If your wreaths are really bushy, you probably won’t be able to stack them in boxes.
4
Label the lid of the box so you remember what’s inside. Take an office label or section of masking tape and write “Christmas Wreaths” on it, or something similar. Place this label on the box so you know exactly what it is. This makes it easier to find your decorations when the holidays roll around again.

Wreath Bag Alternative

If your wreaths are really high-end, you may want to up your storage game to the next level. Wreath bags are soft, round, zippable containers that are specifically designed to package wreaths.[4] X Research source Some wreath boxes also come in a hard, plastic container.[5] X Research source

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Method 2 of 2:
Keeping on Hangers

1
Attach a looped section of twist tie around your wreath. Find an old twist tie or section of thin wire and loop it into a circle. Secure the loop around the top of your wreath so it’s easier to attach to a hanger. [6] X Research source You can purchase thin wire or twist ties online. Don’t close the loop yet, as you still need to attach the wreath to the actual hanger. If you’re having trouble bending the wire, use a pair of pliers.
2
Thread the looped wreath onto a clothes hanger. Loop the wire along the bottom section of the hanger, then twist both ends of the loop together to secure it. Check that the wreath is securely attached to the hanger before you move it around. [7] X Research source You can repeat this process for however many wreaths you have.
3
Drape a trash bag or dry cleaner bag over the wreath and hanger. Place a large garment bag or trash bag over your wreath, then poke the top of the hanger out from the top. This helps keep your wreaths clean and dry during the off-season. [8] X Research source
4
Hook the hangers in a cool, dry storage area. Find an open storage space where there’s room to hang up your wreaths, like an empty closet or a section of your basement. [9] X Research source Check that the area is cool and dry so your wreaths stay in good condition during the year. [10] X Research source A basement or empty closet is a great place to store your wreaths.
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Method 1 of 2:
Using a Hat Box

1
Place your wreaths in bubble wrap or a trash bag. Find a clean trash bag or an empty section of unpopped bubble wrap that’s big enough to fit around your wreath. Check that the wreath is completely surrounded in plastic so it’ll be a little cushioned while it’s in storage. [1] X Research source You can find bubble wrap at most stores that sell postal supplies.
2
Arrange your wreath in the bottom of a hat box or large container. Check that the wreath is centered, and that it fits comfortably. If you have a lot of different wreaths, you may need differently sized hat boxes for your storage needs. Large plastic containers can also work in a pinch. [2] X Research source You can buy hat boxes online, or at a home goods store. These boxes are especially handy since they’re naturally circular.
3
Stack multiple wreaths on top of one another if there’s enough room. Depending on the size of your wreath and your hat box, you may be able to fit several thin wreaths on top of one another. Play around with your different wreaths and boxes until you find a storage solution that works well for you! [3] X Research source If your wreaths are really bushy, you probably won’t be able to stack them in boxes.
4
Label the lid of the box so you remember what’s inside. Take an office label or section of masking tape and write “Christmas Wreaths” on it, or something similar. Place this label on the box so you know exactly what it is. This makes it easier to find your decorations when the holidays roll around again.

Wreath Bag Alternative

If your wreaths are really high-end, you may want to up your storage game to the next level. Wreath bags are soft, round, zippable containers that are specifically designed to package wreaths.[4] X Research source Some wreath boxes also come in a hard, plastic container.[5] X Research source

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Method 2 of 2:
Keeping on Hangers

1
Attach a looped section of twist tie around your wreath. Find an old twist tie or section of thin wire and loop it into a circle. Secure the loop around the top of your wreath so it’s easier to attach to a hanger. [6] X Research source You can purchase thin wire or twist ties online. Don’t close the loop yet, as you still need to attach the wreath to the actual hanger. If you’re having trouble bending the wire, use a pair of pliers.
2
Thread the looped wreath onto a clothes hanger. Loop the wire along the bottom section of the hanger, then twist both ends of the loop together to secure it. Check that the wreath is securely attached to the hanger before you move it around. [7] X Research source You can repeat this process for however many wreaths you have.
3
Drape a trash bag or dry cleaner bag over the wreath and hanger. Place a large garment bag or trash bag over your wreath, then poke the top of the hanger out from the top. This helps keep your wreaths clean and dry during the off-season. [8] X Research source
4
Hook the hangers in a cool, dry storage area. Find an open storage space where there’s room to hang up your wreaths, like an empty closet or a section of your basement. [9] X Research source Check that the area is cool and dry so your wreaths stay in good condition during the year. [10] X Research source A basement or empty closet is a great place to store your wreaths.
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