Easy & Thrifty Change Up the Front Door Wreath

Hi everyone!

One of the things I am really trying to get back to doing is changing up what is on my front door. I have always had a wreath or some kind of hanging d├ęcor on the front door to welcome people. It just makes me smile. But, for however long (I feel like I am just coming out of a fog) I have really been remiss in so many things and changing up my front door is one of them.1

Back in the beginning of summer I added this metal pocket hanger filled with tulips.

front door tulips_thumb[3]I realized that tulips have been gone from the yard for quite a long time! So, for inspiration, I just walked outside to see what was blooming now.

Quick, easy and thrifty Blacked Eyed Susans front door wreath It became very obvious…Black Eyed Susans!

Quick, easy and thrifty Blacked Eyed Susans front door wreath

This was going to be quick and simple. Just run to the dollar store and pick up some black eyed susan bushes and I decided to grab a couple of faux ferns because they are in season now as well.

Quick, easy and thrifty Blacked Eyed Susans front door wreath

Since this metal pocket is such an easy switch out, I just decided to leave it hanging on the door and put the new flowers in.

Quick, easy and thrifty Blacked Eyed Susans front door wreath

As I am adding the flowers something very obvious hit me. Where is the “Black Eyed” part?! Great, I have it half way assembled and I just realize that these flowers have yellow centers. Not that anyone else probably would have even given it a second thought when they came up to the door. It would really bug me every time I saw it!

Quick, easy and thrifty Blacked Eyed Susans front door wreath

Easy fix! Just use a black Sharpie pen! I didn’t mind not covering all the yellow. I just wanted to get a black eye in there! LOL

Quick, easy and thrifty Blacked Eyed Susans front door wreath

Solved the problem and it was a thrifty fix! I didn’t take the bushes apart so, they can easily be used in future projects.

Quick, easy and thrifty Blacked Eyed Susans front door wreath

When you are having a difficult time getting inspired, step outside and look around your yard or go for a walk around the neighborhood. You will get lots of inspiration!

And remember, something like a welcoming front door is not about spending a lot of money to buy just the perfect flowers or wreath. It’s about just adding something that will make you and your visitors smile!

What do you have on your front door?

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Diann

6 comments :

  1. Diann I like the new flowers and that metal hanging thing looks good! My door is not protected so I tend not to put much out there. :(

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  2. When I visit you at FB I always think to come over here and then life happens so I had to stop by and catch up for a bit. Great wreath and love those black eyes Susans. remind me of my aunt Ang. Such a sweet flower.I always have a wreath on the front door. We have a security storm door so it helps alot keeping them dry anyway. Always nice to stop by and say hello Diann.

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  3. It's beautiful, Diann! I liked it with the tulips as well. You truly are a creative soul, as well as a thrifty one. Best wishes, Beth

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  4. Love it Diann. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  5. Like the ideas of the container and just changing the contents. Right now my door is naked, but your post will get me on the ball for fall. Thanks

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  6. The black eyed Susan's turned out perfect. My sister does something similar with paper cones. I have a grapevine wreath on my door for the summer that I made from grapevine weeds in my parents yard and some dollar store summer flowers hot glued on.

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