Driving through my neighborhood the other day, I noticed that most of my neighbors’ doors are empty. A few are still sporting their Christmas greenery and I saw some floral wreaths, but that was about it.
Not that there’s anything wrong with a blank front door. In fact, some gorgeous doors need no added a-door-nment. (I’m so sorry, bad puns are a terrible habit of mine.)
But as I may have mentioned once or twice before, I do not have a gorgeous front door. (In fact, I referred to my front porch as a cave in my post about decorating for fall here.)
For me, the challenge is what to put on my less-than-spectacular front door between seasons and holidays. Floral wreaths (while perfectly lovely) are not my thing, so what to do?
Here are a few ideas if (like me) natural green is your thing:
from top left: moss letters from Pottery Barn; reindeer moss wreath from Williams-Sonoma; faux boxwood mix wreath with nest via Nell Hill’s; ivy baskets via Southern Living; dried boxwood wreath from Target
I’m loving every one of these ideas and may even try to make the reindeer moss wreath one day.
But for my door right now, I decided to finish a little project I started when Pinterest first appeared. I’ve shown you this before, because I made a small one with yarn for indoors (here). This was one of my very first pins:
I never finished my attempt because I was out of glue sticks for the glue gun. And glue was a must for the twine on this one.
And then I remembered I had an old table runner in a drawer I thought might give it some added weight . . . and ended up with this:
These pictures don’t do it justice (and I need to get out a broom and sweep off the mulch, huh!?), but this actually looks really great from the street! It’s perfect for the plain old months of winter and early spring, and will probably reappear sometime this summer too.
What’s on your front door right now? Are you Valentine-ready? Or do you prefer a clean, blank slate?