How to create a trio of wreaths on your front door.

This beautiful trio of wreaths from Martha Stewart inspired me to try and recreate the look on my front door. Because we have a metal door, it wasn’t all that easy to put together and took several attempts to get it right.
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If you are considering this look and have a metal door like me, here’s how I did it.
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Start with the long ribbon, about 7’.  Easy right? But how do you get it to lay flat and stay that way? After trial and error, I ended up using little dabs of white glue. There’s probably a much better glue for this purpose, but I wanted to use what I had on hand. The ribbons that are wrapped around the top of the wreaths are added later.
I have a permanent wreath hanger ( a screw) on the door, but it was too low to hang the top wreath, so I attached a wire to the top of the wreath and secured it over the top of the door with heavy packing tape.
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A wire holds the bottom of the top wreath to the top of the middle wreath and the bottom of the middle wreath to the top of the bottom wreath.   Another wire is attached to the bottom of the bottom wreath and is taped under the door.
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Silver florist’s wire is almost invisible with silver ribbon.
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Next take a length of ribbon and wrap it around the top of the middle and bottom wreaths. I just used a safety pin to hold it on.
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Some fresh greens were tucked in to plump up the fake wreaths and there it is!  Merry Christmas!

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Debbie (((xx)))

Comments

  1. Coastal Cottage Dreams says:

    Debra:

    Love your door! Looks fabulous!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Vee says:

    You found a good solution. I would be unwilling to put three holes in my wood door so your method would work great for me as well. I think that my humble home would look pretentious, but I love it for your beautiful home. It carries the look well! So many larger homes could use the extra details and to "go large" would be the perfect proportion for them. I can think of so many "underdressed" homes in town. They're all larger homes with tiny little wreaths on the door or some diminutive arrangement. I'm sure that you know what I mean…

  3. fiona anderson says:

    That's alot of work but SO worth it – it looks so pretty. I think your whole front porch looks better than the Martha Stewart one !

  4. Ivy and Elephants says:

    This is brilliant. In fact yours looks way better they the inspirational door. I love it…in fact would you please link this amazing post to our What's It Wednesday linky party. Hope you can join us.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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