I love wreaths but sometimes I just need a break and that’s when I start scouring my house for something a little different. Enjoy an eclectic round-up of alternatives to wreaths for door decor that could be personalized to suit your family and style and varied seasonally for year long choices.
First up, here’s a gathering of wall decor from Pier One that I thought could be repurposed as door decor. From a nod to the seventies with the metal flower flourish to a beautiful glass “gems” sparkler that will have you smiling every time you come home. It reminds me of the colored glass art in the Lupps’ windows from our Issue 3 and could be enjoyed inside and out on a glass door.
Next we have the Tree of Life art and Temple Bells from Viva Terra. I think these would both work well on a solid door and the bells could be used on many door types. Those bells, I think I’ll never take those off my list!
Images from Viva Terra
How about a mini banner that carries any sentiment you wish? I like this simple, natural “Welcome” banner from Lazy Caterpillar on Etsy but pick your favorite season for the banner and find a sentiment that echoes it. I also think “Love” and “Peace” would be classic sayings.
If your ready to move on from banners/bunting, a good alternative is this huge paper rose from Green Wedding Shoes. I love this, do-it-yourself, many possibilities, and endlessly customizable. Just think how great it will look on your door, or in a large shallow vessel as a table centerpiece. Not to mention what a unique bridal bouquet it is.
And to wrap it all up, you could go a more traditional route and use a family monogram. Or you could create your own crest as a family project! Clockwise, Mosaic Wood and Tile Letter from Nature Inspired Crafts on Etsy, Framed Monogram on Burlap from Love of Family and Home, Wine Cork Letter found on Ebay and a painted monogram wood plaque from Script N Style. And of course you could always make your own moss covered letter like Dawn’s!
If you just want to be a little cute, check out this bunny. I’ll let you know now that I didn’t find quite what I was looking for on the DIY route so you’ll probably see some creations of my own later this year. I’m thinking fast, easy, personal and maybe even Christmas presents