Since I have been out of the groove of life lately, I just recently noticed that I did not have anything pretty on my door. This is so out of character for me. I love to make wreaths and have for about 30 years now. I always have something on my door. Whether it be seasonal or a holiday.
Isn’t it bizarre to just notice this?! I think the last thing I had on my door was a Christmas wreath! Yikes! Time to get on this immediately!
I bought this metal pocket hanger several years ago for $1.00. It is a nice size so, originally I bought it for outside. It was a bronzy color and I decided to paint it white.
Since I am picking myself up and kind of starting over, I wanted something other than a wreath on the door. So, I grabbed this metal hanger, emptied out the dirt and decided to use it. Is it odd that the worn off white paint is perfect to me? I love the look of it now!
Since I had the metal pocket wreath and I had plenty of Styrofoam, all I needed was the tulips. Off to the Dollar Tree I went.
I thought I might add a bow to it so I scrounge through all my ribbon and found a couple of different options to try. I ended up not even using any ribbon.
I added the styrofoam. I used three pieces with one on top of the other two to give different heights.
Then it was a matter of just shoving them in. I didn’t even break apart the bushes, just put them in as is and bent them around.
Okay, here is Diann’s take on faux flowers “making them look real”. You see a lot of blog posts out there talking about making faux flowers look real. If you are making a door hanging/wreath just pick out pretty flowers you want and generally those can be found at a dollar store. You don’t need expensive flowers. I can guarantee that not a single person with an IQ over 50 will ever walk up to your door and say, “Oh my! Look at the amazing fresh flower wreath! They must have just picked them and made this!” Nope! Never going to happen! Just have fun, don’t spend a fortune, make it pretty and something that will make you smile.
If you want to do faux floral arrangements in vases or pitchers and are shooting for them to look real, then that is the time to buy the more expensive flowers and work with them.
Having a dark green door, I like to use bright fresh colors. Also,I have a storm door so I can’t make wreaths with different greens or flowers that poke outward. They are just going to get smashed.
This metal pocket is as wide as I can use for something on this door.
This project took all of 15 minutes to do. And now I have something that makes me smile when I walk up to my door. I love that. So simple and thrifty.
What do you have on your front door?
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!