Love your door? Put a ring on it!
Choosing a summer wreath is not the biggest decorating decision you’ll ever make, but if you hang it on the front door it’s a first impression. And we all know you never get a second chance to make a first impression. No pressure.
Seriously, no pressure. We’ve broken down the essential components used to design our wreaths. All you have to do is choose. It’s that easy!
And here are a few ways to use summer wreaths for front door decorating.
WHAT ARE FAUX WREATHS?
All our wreaths are a mix of natural and synthetic materials made to last for years.
- Fabric: Flowers are designed and fashioned out of fabrics for color and texture. Every detail inspired by nature.
- Plastic: Stems and fine details are made of plastic. Plastic gives stems strength to hold shape.
- Vines/Twigs: Most wreaths are composed of natural twisted vines or twigs. Metal frames are sometimes used for smaller wreaths.
CHOOSE A WREATH SHAPE
Door wreaths come in all shapes and sizes. Conventional rings always look good. However, unique and figural shapes offer a fun and seasonal alternative. Try a rectangle, square or basket for something different.
HOW TO MEASURE A WREATH
|Size matters. Why? A small wreath can look lost on a large door. A deep wreath can get sandwiched between a screen and outside door. Consider where you want to hang a wreath, then evaluate size.|
Wreaths are measured by:
Diameter: The measurement across
(round wreaths only)
Depth: The measurement front to back
Width: The measurement across
Height: The measurement top to bottom
HOW TO HANG A WREATH
Installing wreaths can be the trickiest and most time-consuming part of decorating with them.
We’ve done a little troubleshooting for you.
First, ensure the wreath has a hanging loop. If not, you can easily make one by looping craft wire and twisting on to the wreath back. Wood or foam wreaths will require you to attach the loop with hot glue.
Make sure your loop is small enough to be hidden behind the wreath.
WREATH HANGER OPTIONS
Over-the-Door Wreath Hanger
Best For: Front doors, inside doors; medium-size wreaths
- Doesn’t require hammering nails or screws into a door
- Holds up to 20 lbs.
- Less height versatility
- More likely for wreaths to fall down
Double Magnetic Wreath Hanger
Best For: Hanging wreaths on windows or metal surfaces; small to medium size wreaths
- Enables you to hang wreaths on windows using a magnet hanger on both sides
- More durable for years of use
- Limited weight capacity
- Can only use on windows or metal surfaces
Clear Command Hooks
Best For: Front doors, mirrors, inside decorating; medium to small wreaths.
- Clear hooks are less visible
- Place anywhere
- Allows you to hang more than 1 wreath on a door
- Less than 10-lb. weight capacity
- Not decorative
Best For: Hanging oversized wreaths outdoors, wreaths that weigh more than 10 lbs.; all size wreaths
- Up to 25-lb. weight capacity
- Nearly invisible
- Inexpensive and readily available
- Requires a nail or hook to hang on
- Not decorative
HOW TO CARE FOR A WREATH
Though made to last years, outdoor wreaths made of fabric and faux materials will age over time.
Follow these preventative steps to make your wreaths last longer:
- Hang out of direct sunlight to prevent fading
- Before storing, use a blow dryer on low speed to remove dust and debri
- Wood curl wreaths should not be exposed to moisture–the dyes used to color them may run
- Put the wreath in a plastic bag before storing to prevent dust build up and guard against moisture
HOW TO STORE A WREATH
There’s free storage included with our wreaths. Just keep the packing box! It was made to accommodate your wreath’s depth and width. When looking for storage options, be sure to find a container that will not smash down your wreath. Ideally, wreaths should be stored in a container made to fit its proportions without much wiggle room. This prevents jostling.
WHAT'S YOUR WREATH PERSONALITY?
From full, blooming beauties to simple compositions–there’s many ways to arrange a wreath. It’s all about matching your decorating personality with a wreath. Find your perfect match below.
The Neat Freak
Do you thrive on empty countertops and clutter-free views? Try a wreath featuring just one flower. The simple, orderly arrangement will appeal to your need for symmetry.
The Green Thumb
Do garden centers make your heart flutter? Are you a seed hoarder? Look for a wreath featuring one flower type and lots of greenery. The overall aesthetic is a gardener’s delight.
Love the simple things in life? Appreciate Mother Nature’s bounty? Choose a natural textured wreath that celebrates your favorite flowering herb or greenery.
Do cabbage roses and lace make your world go around? Are period dramas your cup of tea? Then look for soft pastel roses, dahlias and cosmos with meandering ivy and tiny flower accents with part of the natural twine wreath exposed.
Live for Monet exhibits and paint retreats? Thrive on color and beautiful art studio messes? Choose a wreath full of color and natural, “wild” arrangements.