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Think Outside the Wreath – 4 Seasons [Video]

Think Outside the Wreath:
Front Door Wreath Alternatives for All Seasons!

What is your favorite wreath-free door hanger? Do you have an original composition? Share your thoughts, ideas and tips in the comments below!


The weekend’s almost here. I’m Robin with Front Door Friday. Wreaths are a traditional front door update. Let’s break with tradition and decorate for the seasons without a wreath.

Winter, spring, summer, and fall. Four seasons of natural beauty that offer lots of decorating opportunities. It’s easy to get stuck doing the same thing year after year. Today, let’s try a new approach. Who knows? Maybe you’ll throw out the wreath for good.

Flip a hanging flower basket or orb upside down to create a dimensional arrangement. Line it with sheet moss and pack in floral foam. Secure it all with floral wire.

Spring to me is green. Here in southern Wisconsin, the winters can be long and those first bursts of green grass and budding trees are beautiful. Succulents and mosses come in all shades of green and celebrate this time of year.

Taking off for long weekends at a state park with tents, sleeping bags, and smores are what I love most about summer. For this fun camper birdhouse, I’ve created a whole camping theme. Cover a piece of plywood with a classic red and white plastic picnic table cover. Be creative and experiment with different ideas. I created smores by spraying polyurethane on graham crackers and chocolate and used wood stain and glaze for toasty marshmallows. I’d love to see your ideas. Place them in the comments below.

Wisconsin’s fall is beautiful. The rolling countrysides become a blaze of oranges, reds, burnt umber and browns. It’s a rich harvest of beauty, food, and a time to spend with loved ones.

Transform ordinary pine cones using white acrylic paint. Dip the edges in the paint for a snowy effect. A little glitter makes them glisten. Use floral wire to attach them to your arrangement. Snowshoes are one of my favorite winter decorations. I prop them up against a wall, hang them up, and today, I’m using them to create a wintery arrangement.

Old skis and sleds are also fun. Believe it or not, living where winters are snowy doesn’t mean staying inside for months. I love to take walks in the snow, ski, and even sled. The work and fun never stops in the country, even if there’s two feet of snow on the ground.

Whatever season in life you’re in, there’s a way to celebrate it and embrace it by decorating your front door. I hope you’re inspired to try new things and think outside the wreath. That’s it for this week’s Front Door Friday. I encourage you to step out and try some front door decorating this weekend. To learn more, check out the Country Door blog. And I’ll see you next Friday. Happy decorating and God bless.

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Meet Robin!

woman with white scarf smiling and opening front door

Robin grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin. After years living “in town,” she recently moved back to the country where she is renovating an old farmhouse. She’s an expert on window blinds and drape installations, color consultation and blind repair. Her flagship store, “House to Home Designs” is located on the historic Square, downtown Monroe, Wisconsin. Read More

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