In my house (remember we are in a double wide) we use the backdoor as the front door. When we inherited the double wide there were some strange things about it the door situation is one of them. Confession time, there aren't even stairs to the front door.
I have tried to hang a wreath. I like them on the door that gets used the most, the back door. So hanging one has been a challenge. But I have learned a trick, now it works. I will share it with you. First we have to make the wreath though.
Here is what we are starting with. A pretty plain run of the mill wreath from Wal-Mart. I bought it last year after Christmas for $5.00. I was excited to pull it out, I have waited an entire year to use it.
I was a very bad blogger this time and didn't take photos of the process. I have to admit it took me quite a bit longer than I had thought it would. And photos of me placing things on and ripping them back off again are not fun to look at.
I bought a roll of red glittery wired ribbon (on sale for a dollar) and a poinsettia ornament (also a dollar). Then used old ornaments that were headed for the garbage. Throw them all on with a little bit of hot glue and 2 hours later you have a Christmas wreath that looks like it cost a lot more than $7.
Now to hang the wreath. As I said at the start of the post we are working with a backdoor that has no gap at the top of the door. So a conventional door hanger will not work. I have tried.
I found this post at Lemonade were she used an upside down command hook to hang wreaths on a cabinet door. The light bulb went off!!
This is the back of the door. I tied the ribbon into a bow, but after thinking about it, I will hang another wreath on the inside from it.
Now I have another tip/trick for you. When I went out to hang the wreath I noticed how dirty my front door was. The way the house faces the wind and rain blows right at this side. So I set to cleaning it. First I tried plain hot water. Not working. Next a little bit of dish soap. Not working. Finally I went to my standby cleaner for just about every thing. WINDEX!! It cleaned the entire door quickly and easily.
This is an after shot. I didn't think to take the before. (bad blogger I know)
I sound like the father from MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. I am always saying put a little windex on it. But hey if it works.
So there yo have it I finally have a Christmas wreath on my door.
Thanks for hangin' out.
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