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Think Outside the Wreath – Sports Edition!

Are you a good sport? Take a time out to decorate your front door. It’s all sports–no wreaths in sight!

Let’s create hangers inspired by popular sports. This is a project perfect for incorporating old discarded equipment hanging out in your garage or basement.

It’s budget-friendly and unique–now THAT’s a win!


You will need a bat, glove, baseball and sign.

1. Attach the ball and glove. Thread a needle with strong embroidery thread or string. Sew under the baseball stitches. Tie in back of the glove.

2. Slide the glove onto the bat.

3. Use zip ties to secure a sign below the glove.

4. Loop a zip tie in the back of the glove to create a hanger.

A smiling blonde woman holding a bat, mitt, baseball and a red sign Take Me Out to the BALL GAME.
woman stitching baseball into catchers mitt for baseball themed wreath
woman tying stitching off in back of catcher's mitt for baseball themed wreath


woman with a golf themed wreath with distressed golf bag and clubs golfing sign and scorecard

Do you love to golf? Are you a golf fan? Used equipment is easy to find at thrift stores and garage sales. This is a great way to kick off golf season or celebrate summer.

You will need a small golf bag, clubs, hat, golf ball and sign.

  1. Stuff the golf bag with leftover bubblewrap or old newspapers. Place clubs inside (save 1 club for outside).
  2. Attach a golf ball to one club using 2 white zip ties. Circle first zip tie securely around the ball. Loop the second tie under the zip tie on the ball and fasten around the iron.
  3. Search for a blank golf scorecard online. Increase the size to fill an 81/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. Print. Fill in (now’s the tame to “fix” your average). Decoupage on a piece of cardboard.
  4. Assemble all the elements with zip ties and strong double sided tape.
  5. Use an adjustable wreath hanger since this door piece is a unique size.


woman with a football themed wreath that includes football pom poms flag and goal post made from pvc

Get your door ready for some football! You will need a homemade goalpost, pom pom, football and pendant (DIY or bought). Add a sign for extra fun.

Make an easy DIY goalpost using PVC pipe and outdoor-safe glue.

  1. Purchase PVC pipe and have it cut at your hardware store. You will need two 18″ pieces for the sides, two 6″ pieces for the bottom and one 12″ piece for the base. Also 3 caps, 2 joints and one 3-way tee joint. Assemble and secure with strong glue.
  2. Partially deflate a football so it lays flat in the back. Cut slits and run a zip tie through. Secure onto the goalpost.
  3. Purchase or make a pendant celebrating your favorite team or player. An easy DIY pendant can be made with felt, a dowel rod and hot glue.
  4. Assemble the pieces using zip ties and strong double sided tape.


woman with a hockey themed wreath that includes hockey stick puck skates gloves and hockey sign

Love hockey? Save a puck, stick, gloves and skates for this fun front door décor.

Use zip ties to arrange the pieces and secure together. Glue a puck to the end of the hockey stick.

Be sure to use older equipment. These pieces will take some wear and tear hanging outside on a door. Have fun. Be creative. Think outside the wreath!

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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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