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Myradella3 01-03-2012 06:02 AM

Front door decor in January?
 
Every January, I go through this dilemma - what goes on my front door? I have a spring wreath, banners for Fall and Christmas. I have two other wreaths that I use from May through August. In January, the poor door is empty.

I complain so much about my life that if this is my biggest issue, I know I'm okay. But I'm curious, do you decorate your front door and if so, how often do you change and with what?

Poodlehead 01-03-2012 08:04 AM

I was just looking yesterday for something on Etsy to put on my door. Maybe something with red berries to stand out against the snow that will be piled up everywhere.

WileE-Dead 01-03-2012 10:13 AM

:laughing3:
Nothing other than at Halloween, TG and X-mas.
I put my summery banner back up and my Tejas windsock back up.. :lol:
Now that I think about it, I wonder if I could find something snowmany?
Code:

spring, any ideas?
:D
I guess I never thought about it b/c I love my front door and think it doesn't need anything and don't want to cover it up :dontknow:

inheritedcurls 01-03-2012 10:33 AM

I would say anything to do with snow... (snowman).....then for February..(Valentines) and March (st.. patty's). Too bad you can't find a 3 in one wreath. :) Try Hobby Lobby for stuff if you have one in your area!

spring1onu 01-03-2012 10:45 AM

I keep my Winter wreath up for quite a while and when I feel like it I switch over to spring/summery stuff. It's got some birdhouses, bird in a nest and some pretty ribbon on it with a few poinsettia flowers. In CT I always had fresh green wreaths, but here (CA) it's just too warm and they don't last long enough to justify spending the money on them so I put my fake wreath up for the first time in years. I made it ages ago and it's due for an update, but it's more Wintery than Christmas-y.

When we lived in CT we had double doors and it was a PAIN in the butt because I had to have two of everything so I tried to be cheap about it. When we moved I got rid of the door baskets I had with springy flowers in them so I get to make something new for here! :headbang:

What about something like a swag instead of a wreath with some berries and pine cone type stuff on it?

Like this shape of a swag:

http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.287082497.jpg

goldy 01-03-2012 10:49 AM

I've always wanted yearly door/entrance decor :) I vote for something wintery (are you taking votes ;) )

curlylaura 01-03-2012 10:54 AM

Considering the weather today the front door of my building is decorated with water and leaves.

M2LR 01-03-2012 11:44 AM

I had this same thought this year. I have wreaths for spring, fall, Halloween, and Christmas. So, I wanted one that looked less Christmasy and more winter.

I bought one of those grape vine wreaths, and then raided the sale stuff at JoAnns. Bought a white feather boa, and some light blue/dark blue glittery flower pick things and then some other silvery looking stuff. Wound the boa around, stuck in the picks and WALLAH! Winter wreath. Didn't even need glue. :)

Winter Wreath | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

rouquinne 01-03-2012 03:07 PM

i make wreaths so i have LOTS of them.

this weekend, when the xmas peacock comes inside, the heart wreath will go out. on March 1st, out goes the St. Patrick's wreath, followed by the bunnies.

i have 2 summer wreaths and 2 for fall.

they are SO easy to make!!

go to Michael's and get a grapevine on sale and then find a garland in their flower section that matches whatever theme you need and wire it on. add bling or bells or whatever your heart desires.

i reuse wreaths when i get tired of them - take the stuff off and put something else on. new ribbon, new colours (like my xmas wreath this year went from red and gold to hot pink and peacock blue) - Ta Da!

:D

Myradella3 01-03-2012 06:17 PM

Thanks all, especially for the visuals.
My door is so dark that grapevine doesn't work. I'd have to add so much stuff to it. I tried that with one and it didn't work that well.

In browsing through Etsy, I've decided I want one with burlap or yarn. I could order a plain one then add berries or something (feathers are big this year, aren't they?).

KurlyKae 01-03-2012 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rouquinne (Post 1849321)
i make wreaths so i have LOTS of them.

this weekend, when the xmas peacock comes inside, the heart wreath will go out. on March 1st, out goes the St. Patrick's wreath, followed by the bunnies.

i have 2 summer wreaths and 2 for fall.

they are SO easy to make!!

go to Michael's and get a grapevine on sale and then find a garland in their flower section that matches whatever theme you need and wire it on. add bling or bells or whatever your heart desires.

i reuse wreaths when i get tired of them - take the stuff off and put something else on. new ribbon, new colours (like my xmas wreath this year went from red and gold to hot pink and peacock blue) - Ta Da!

:D

Rou, you make this sound so easy! And, I want it to be, my doors will need a serious pick-me-up when the holiday wreaths finally fall apart, probably this week. (Thank you, Trader Joes, for the nice wreaths that haven't shed all over my entry way yet this year!)

When you say you wire the garland onto the wreath, are you wraping that garland around/though the wreath, or just laying it on top before wiring?

thank you, for the ideas! K

spring1onu 01-03-2012 09:37 PM

In case anyone decides to make a grapevine wreath, on my Fall wreath I just stuck (crammed) stuff into the grapevine instead of wiring or getting out the hot glue gun and unbelievably everything stayed put even though we use the door every day.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C...0/DSCF3159.JPG

rouquinne 01-04-2012 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Myradella3 (Post 1849480)
My door is so dark that grapevine doesn't work.

here's the great thing about wreath forms; they also come in peeled grape vine (almost white), straw, metal and styrofoam.

styrofoam is great because you can wrap your ribbon of choice around it and pin it in the back and then add whatever. u-shaped pins, smaller ribbons, sequin pins or a glue gun can be used to hold stuff on. you can also push things with stems (like sparkly picks from Michael's) right into the styrofoam in between the ribbon base you've created.

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When you say you wire the garland onto the wreath, are you wraping that garland around/though the wreath, or just laying it on top before wiring?
Kae, like spring said, you can often push a garland into the grapevine wreath and it will stay without having to use wires or the glue gun. if it's a long garland and a small wreath, i'll wrap, but if i want a full wreath like the one in spring's photo, i push it in then use florist's wire cut to length or twist ties to hold things in place.

but my bows NEVER turn out as nice as spring's!

:notworthy:

Michael's sale bins are a great source for supplies - and sometimes they have the most amazing sales on basics - like grapevine wreaths at 2 for 1. i think Walmart still sells craft supplies even though they've dumped fabrics (at least in Canada). and y'all have Hobby Lobby and Joanne's Fabrics too.

for online, i like this site:

Save on Crafts, Wedding Supplies, Flowers, Tulle, Lights, Decorations & Discount Craft Supplies Save-on-crafts

Myradella3 01-04-2012 06:01 AM

Thank you Rou, what a great idea. I can do something with the styrofoam this weekend....As I recall, you bought a cute little house recently. I bet your creative touches are all over the place.

Spring's pic also gives me an idea. I have an old grapevine that I don't use cause it won't show up on my door. But hers is full of flowers so I can do that for Spring.

Great creative (and supportive) folks here on NC

Verity 01-04-2012 06:28 AM

I use (fake) red berry wreaths (double front doors) for Christmas. Theoretically, those could work through Valentine's Day. (I'm chuckling a bit about the contrast with snow--we rarely get snow where I live.) I wasn't thinking about keeping them up after the 12th day of Christmas, but now I am.

I don't do spring or summer decorations, though. My harvest wreaths go up in mid-October and stay up through Thanksgiving; Christmas wreaths go up in early December and stay up until New Year's Day. (My son talked me into leaving some decorations up later this year.)

BekkaPoo 01-04-2012 06:39 AM

January Door Wreath

This has a lot of pretty ideas.

rouquinne 01-04-2012 09:56 AM

i am a little nuts when it comes to wreaths. one time i wanted a LARGE one and the price on them was crazy! but in the clearance bin at Michael's there was a long grapevine swag for $5. i took it home, soaked the vines to soften them and formed into my own wreath, wired together with some electrical wire that was black.

that was 12 years ago. i still have it - right now it hangs over my bed with purple and orange flowers and gold ribbon; i think it's on its third life!

:D

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I bet your creative touches are all over the place.
i really need to learn how to post photos - you should see my tufted ottoman that i made from a beat-up old coffee table that cost me $5 at Goodwill!

:lol:

spring1onu 01-04-2012 11:23 AM

Rou, you have no idea how your compliment made me smile because if you could get a good close look at that bow you'd change your mind! :lol: I just squished together some loops and wrapped a twist-tie around it! Making a pretty bow escapes me and I usually get so frustrated I throw ribbon. :thumbright:

Rou, posting pictures is so easy! Speaking of, Myradella if you decide on something we'd love to see it! :)

WileE-Dead 01-04-2012 12:01 PM

rou, where is that dang camera cable? :tongue:
Heck, if I can post from my carpy Razr, then just post from your phone! :clown:
We need some pics! :protest:

KurlyKae 01-04-2012 01:08 PM

you guys are so smart! I never could figure out what people were using those vines for...now I know the secret! I can actually make a decent bow, it was the rest I couldn't figure out. I think I'll make a quick trip to Joann's today or tomorrow. Maybe I'll have a picture to share soon! Thank you!


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