This process may be more common knowledge than I’ve ever known but I came up with this free wreath door decor and love how it turned out!
The doors in our new home are beautiful. Most of them are nicely stained wood with lots of glass. They look fabulous. The front door of your home is a first impression. Since we are new to the neighborhood, I want that impression to be a good one. I had tossed up an old wreath with some moss on the door when we first moved in. With all the rain we have been getting in Alabama, it became gross quick. It must not have been glued well or something. I decided I hated it one day after work so I ripped it off and threw it in the garage, leaving our door undressed – can you believe that? 😉
This weekend, I was out trimming some of our bushes. I haven’t ever done much yard work because I’ve never really had much of a yard, even growing up. This is all pretty new to me but I’m really enjoying it. After all that trimming work, I realized that we needed a rake to clean up the mess. I swear we are going to Lowe’s or Home Depot every other day with this new house. I started thinking about how those trimmings could be used and had the thought to put them together and form a wreath. I actually can’t believe I haven’t done this before. It was really simple. I went out to the yard and picked up some pieces with nicer leaves.
I didn’t even clean the moss off the old wreath. I just started shoving the branches into the wreath and moving around it until it looked pretty full. These leaves are really pokey on the tips so I wore gloves. Those buggers are a pain to handle stuff with. I dropped a pair of scissors on my foot. I think I need to find some better fitting ones or something.
I took the wreath outside and hung it up. I had took some clippers and adjusted as needed. I had to grab a couple extra branches off the ground and fill in a few empty spots. I got it where I liked it, stood back and was thoroughly impressed with myself. It was finished in less than 15 minutes, not counting the trimming time. It cost me nothing since I already had the wreath. However, this could be done with a wire wreath mold from the dollar store and still be really cost effective. I’m sure that it will start looking gross as the leaves are dead but when that happens I’ll have to figure out something else.
It got me thinking that this is probably how wreaths were originally made. I forget that we haven’t always had floral aisles in Target or a craft store – duh! Have you ever done this before?