Winter White Valentine’s wreath

Winter White Valentine's Wreath

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.  Sad smile

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.

Christmas front porch

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.

grapevine wreath

And gathered some sticks from the yard.  I tried to find straight, thin sticks.

stick wreath

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.

spray painted stick wreath

But anyways, I started sticking in my sticks all around the wreath.

stick wreath

Until it looked like this.

stick wreath

Here it is on the door.

stick wreath

And here it is after a coat of white primer and a coat of Krylon white gloss spray paint.

white stick wreath

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.

Winter White Valentine's Wreath

And I love it!

Winter White Valentine's Wreath

Best part is it was totally FREE – using yard debris and things from my Valentine décor bin.

Winter White Valentine's Wreath

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.

Winter White Valentine's Wreath

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?


  1. I always love your wreaths!!! I have been wanting to paint my front door black for a while now, so I say black door and shutters would look lovely!

  2. You can’t have too many wreaths! I love yours!
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  3. Your wreath looks wonderful! I did one similar for winter…wondering if I should add Valentine decor to change it up a bit…
    Our home is white siding, black roof and black shutters. I painted our 2 front doors a very pretty blue last year and I love that they stand out from the black & white. The best thing, any colour on the wreaths will then work! You can see what the blue looks like if you see my post on my winter wreath.
    Debbie 🙂
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  4. Sandy Manning says:

    2 thoughts on your colors. I think you could leave the shutters burgundy and paint the door black. I am not so sure I love the idea of all black with cream siding. With white siding I think it would be nice. Or, I think perhaps a deep dark green on the shutters and door would be pretty. I don’t mean the more medium green one might usually see but much more dark. It would almost move toward black but complement the off white siding better. Just my two thoughts! I think you have done such a great job with your home!

  5. What a nice wreath! So clever to use twigs and branches to add to the existing wreath. I will definitely try this one! Our home is the same siding and trim color as yours and our door and shutters are barn red – we live in the country and it matches our barn and outbuildings. I’ve read that a popular 2013 paint shade is Emerald Green. May be a little too bright and intense? I did try painting our door black and left the shutters barn red and I didn’t like the contrast – repainted the door back to the red. Can’t wait to see what you choose! Thanks!
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  6. Very pretty and creative, Christina! And I would pick black shutters and a bright red front door. Or yellow. =D But seriously, the combo of white siding with black shutters and a red front door is my absolute favorite! =) Can’t wait until we can redo the siding on our house, it needs it SO badly. It’s cedar shake tiles that are painted an ugly yellow cream and the shutters are brown. Bleh. It looks awful. So yeah, hoping that’s a project that’s sooner rather than later!
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  7. Mary-Louise says:

    Love your wreath! My color suggestion is use something in the Teal family. I have used that on our front door and the complements still are forthcoming. Whatever color you end up using I’m positive it will be beautiful.


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