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Holiday Door Decor Made Easy
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Holiday Door Decor Made Easy
This wreath incorporates
magnolia leaves, and highlights the radius top of
this JELD-WEN Custom Fiberglass Exterior Door.
|(ARA) - When it
comes to holiday door decor, 'tis the season to go
Front doors greet guests and carolers during the
holiday season, and natural elements found in one's
own backyard can be made into elegant door decor
that complements a home's individual style.
Decorating a home
also brings attention to the importance of proper
maintenance that can help preserve its reliability
"A home's entrance
sets the tone for the holidays more than any other
time of year," said Kevin Pine, product marketing
manager for JELD-WEN Windows & Doors. "Before they
begin decorating, homeowners should inspect the door
to make sure it is in good working order before the
chilly winter months."
A few simple and quick
touch-ups can add years of life to a door.
"If there's a cold draft, replace the weatherstrip," said
Pine. "If the surface is chipped, dull or whitish, retouch
it with the manufacturer's recommended finish. If it's
dirty, clean the door with a gentle solution; avoid harsh or
Once a door has had proper maintenance and homeowners are
ready to decorate, they should think about the wreath's
proportions and how it will work with the dimensions, shape
and color of the door.
Here are instructions to try at home for making a magnolia
wreath. Other materials may be used depending on region and
This season's door decorations are not limited to what is at
the local craft store. Instead, supplies found in the
kitchen and backyard, such as dried fruits, wild grasses and
leaves, can boost any home's seasonal decor.
To enhance entryways, consider overall architectural style
and the type of door to create unique and special designs
that use regional elements. Whether decorating a traditional
Eastern home, a beachfront bungalow or a Southwestern ranch,
natural elements that grow locally can enhance and highlight
a home's entrance.
At-Home Magnolia Leaf Wreath Project
Wire each cluster of
leaves to the back of wreath ring.
|This wreath is
deceptively simple to create and is made with only a
few materials. Two complementary, wide ribbons give
the wreath a fuller and richer look, and balance the
size of the magnolia leaf clusters. The ribbon also
has glitter and felt detailing, which adds depth and
Because this round wreath has such a traditional
feel, it can work on many door styles from Colonial
or Georgian to Mediterranean or even Modern. When
replicating this decor, keep in mind a door's size,
and scale the wreath appropriately so that it does
not overpower or look too small on it. Placement is
also important. Keeping the wreath in the top third
of the door at eye level attracts people's
Magnolia leaves or other broad evergreen leaves
14-inch wreath ring
22-gauge paddle wire
15 feet of four-inch wide ribbon in two complementary colors
Gold glitter spray
Start with a wreath ring size of 14 inch and 22-gauge wire.
Lay small clusters of cut magnolia, (three to five pieces in
each cluster), next to the wreath ring and wire them on,
overlapping them onto the wreath ring as you go (can be
pre-wired together before starting).
Using 12-inch pieces of ribbon, fold each piece over to make
six-inch loops. The ribbon loops are pinched together at the
bottom and then wrapped with the wire. Tuck the ribbon loops
into the wreath and wire them on.
Spray the wreath with gold glitter as desired. Use a doubled
piece of ribbon to hang the wreath with a large bow on top.
The bow should have four loops, two on each ribbon.
For more information on choosing door decor that matches
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