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Are you looking for an inexpensive way to add decor to your front door? While it is common to add a wreath during the Christmas season, adding a wreath year round is the perfect way to welcome guests into your home. We would like to share today, ideas for a Door Wreath for Summer. Not only will we share how to make a simple door wreath for summer for little or no money, but we will also share other creative ideas to add a little decor to your front door.

The wreath has significant meaning for the Christmas Season. It’s circular shape represents eternity, because it has no beginning and no end. From a christian religious perspective, it represents an unending circle of life. The evergreen, most frequently used in making wreathes, symbolizes growth and everlasting life. Wreaths are symbolically placed on doors during the Christmas Season, as an invitation to let Christ in. Therefore, we feel that placing a wreath on the door year round is also an invitation to welcome friends and family into our homes.

If you read Tuesday’s post you know that with the current situation with social distancing we were determined to decorate the front porch and make a wreath for the front door for summer with out going to the store.

Clearly I would need to get creative,  I rummaged through my bins of artificial greenery and flowers and pulled out pieces I thought would work with my “white summer” theme.

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Supplies: Front Door Wreath for Summer

Front Door Wreath for Summer

First you will need something for the base of the wreath. Luckily I had a grapevine wreath that I had picked up several months ago at the thrift store. The thrift store is a great place to find grapevine wreaths. My wreath still had on the original tag from Michaels, 🙌 score! If you don’t have a wreath form, get creative with what you have on hand. You could use a picture frame, a tray, pool noodle, the sky’s the limit. 😉

Front Door Wreath for Summer

After foraging through my bins I found two ivy bushes, two white flower bunches, a geranium plant and some twigs. 

Gather together a collection of greenery, and assorted flowers of varying sizes and a few twigs.

Step 1: Add Greenery to the Door Wreath for Summer

Front Door Wreath for Summer

Begin by cutting apart the greenery. I like to use these small wire cutting dykes to snip them apart.

Front Door Wreath for Summer

Once all the greenery is cut apart insert it into the grapevine wreath.

I used the trailing ivy pieces towards the outer edge of the of the greenery.

By inserting the stems of the greenery into the grapevine, there is no need for glue. Then when I tire of this design I can simply remove the greenery and flowers and refresh it with something new. 👍🏻

Step 2: Add Small Flowers to the Door Wreath for Summer

Front Door Wreath for Summer

Cut apart the flower bushes. I also removed the leaves from the flowers as well. I wasn’t fond of the color.

Front Door Wreath for Summer

Insert the flowers around the grapevine wreath. Once again I did not use glue.

Step 3: Add Large Flowers to the Door Wreath for Summer

Front Door Wreath for Summer

I cut off five of the geranium stems, to add to the wreath.

Front Door Wreath for Summer

I began in the center of the design area and worked my way outward adding five geranium  stems.

My final step was adding twigs randomly through my design. You can see the placement of the twigs in the photo below.

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Other Creative Ideas for Front Door Decor

Are you looking for a unique idea for your front door? Front door decor does not always need to be a wreath. We’ve gathered together a list of ideas that would be so fun to hang on your front door.

  • Rain boots filled with flowers
  • Watering can filled with flowers
  • Wooden plaques or signs
  • Mini pallet wood sign
  • Summer hat embellished with flowers
  • Coffee filter flower wreath
  • Flat basket filled with greenery or flowers
  • Straw bag filled with flowers
  • Swag of flowers or greenery
  • Silver Tray embellished with flowers
  • Embellished embroidery hoop
  • Burlap bags filled with flowers
  • Olive basket filled with greenery or flowers
  • Life Preserver
  • Fishing creel embellished with greenery & flowers
  • Embellished initial
  • Embellish wheel
  • Metal or wooden star
  • Embellished bundt pan
  • Wound garden hose & embellished with ribbon and garden gloves
  • Embellished chalkboard sign
  • Embellished mini picket fence
  • Bunting
  • Embellished vinyl record
  • Embellished tobacco basket
  • Playful Summer Pool Noodle Wreath

How to Hang Front Door Wreath without Damaging the Door

If putting a nail in the door makes your heart race, don’t fret, there are several options to hang front door decor without causing damage to the door.

Wreath hangers are a great way to hang decor, it’s not permanent. It’s not my favorite way, they tend to move when the door is opened and closed and often scratches the surface of the door.

Another solution is to wrap a ribbon around the wreath and bring the tails to the top of the door and staple .

However, my favorite way is a Command Hook. They are durable and adhere very well to the door and yet can be removed with no damaged. Just make sure to purchase one that is meant for the outdoors.

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Can you believe I was able to create this front door wreath for summer with my stash of supplies? Lesson learned, shop my house first!

Have we stirred your creative juices and inspired you to create some front door decor using your own stash?

What elements do you love? What would you have done differently? We would love to hear from you! We are always looking for new inspiration.

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Front Door Wreath for Summer

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