I have a confession. My front door has been naked since Christmas. Very sad and I just couldn’t take it anymore. He needed some adorning and fast!
I wanted to do a Valentine’s wreath but I have one problem – my front door is burgundy. And most Valentine’s wreath are RED. Red and burgundy – they don’t really like each other. So all those gorgeous red wreaths on Pinterest and blogs just don’t work on my front door.
Our front door needs a new paint job and has for some time now. So this spring when that happens I am seriously thinking about changing the color of the door. But then that would require changing the color of the shutters (which are also burgundy). But I think we are both ready. Tell me in the comments what color you would do – our siding is cream/white. I am thinking black for the shutters and the door.
Here’s a picture of our front porch back when it was decorated for Christmas.
Anyways, back to the wreath. Since January is almost over and Valentine’s day is around the corner – I thought I would combine the two and make a Winter/Valentine’s wreath.
I started with a plain grapevine wreath from my stash.
And gathered some sticks from the yard. I tried to find straight, thin sticks.
My inspiration was this wreath (can’t find the source, I think it was just uploaded directly to Pinterest.) The pin description said she used clippings from her burning bush so if you had thinner, wispier sticks it would look much prettier.
But anyways, I started sticking in my sticks all around the wreath.
Until it looked like this.
Here it is on the door.
And here it is after a coat of white primer and a coat of Krylon white gloss spray paint.
I love it just like that but I also wanted to add in some Valentine touches.
I grabbed some red foam hearts (Dollar Tree last year) and my XOXO burlap banner from my Valentine’s mantel last year and added them to the wreath.
And I love it!
Best part is it was totally FREE – using yard debris and things from my Valentine décor bin.
Here’s the front porch. Yes, I have left my hanging candle lanterns and chalkboard from Christmas – I just love them! They will stay until Spring and ferns replace them.
I plan to share a few more Valentine projects with you – working on my mantel today so look for that later this week.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?
What color would you suggest for my door?