I pulled my patio furniture out of storage a few weeks ago and I am so excited for some warmer weather to start enjoying it! I decided to give my front porch a touch of spring by making my own wreath for the front door. Typically I don't love the wreaths I see in stores and am not willing to pay $50 or more for one from Etsy or elsewhere. Sorry Etsy designers!
I purchased a plain wreath from Walmart, ribbon from Michaels and used 4 faux hydrangeas I had one hand from Dollarama a few years ago :) Faux flowers from the dollar store can be hit or miss. I have gone in many times hoping to find something that doesn't look totally cheap and not been successful. Other times, they have a good selection. Walmart and Michaels are also great for affordable faux flowers. The key is to buy several to create a bunch that fills any noticeable gaps.
I cut the stems off of the hydrangeas and attached them to my wreath using my glue gun. I made a simple bow using my striped ribbon and attached it with a bit of twine. I thought about adding our house numbers or initial to the wreath but kept it simple. I hung I on my front door using a command hook and adjusted it as needed.
Since wreaths can easily scratch and damage front doors when they are blown around in the wind, I sometimes put burlap or dabs of hot glue on the back to keep it from scratching. Unfortunately, my Christmas wreath did some damage to the door already. I intend on touching up the paint and didn't bother putting anything on the back of this wreath.
And that's all it takes! Easy peasy front door décor!