I absolutely love to decorate my front door for the holidays. This year though I pulled out my wreath, which I’ve loved for the last couple years, and it was looking pretty sad. So I don’t know if I was just ready for a change or too lazy to make a whole new wreath. Either way, I am loving my front door this season! It’s simply decorated with ribbon. Oh, and this adorable super sized gift tag to welcome our visitors!
The first thing I did to create this gift wrapped door was put up my ribbon. Because I have a red door I was reluctant to use my favorite red and white candy cane stripe ribbon. But I just went for it! And I think it looks great. I use 2 strips of ribbon and taped the one that runs across the door on the sides and the ribbon that runs up and down, I taped at the top and the bottom of the door. I wrapped them around the edges of the door just to tape them. I didn’t want them to show on the back side of the door.
Then I made a big bow and attached it with a pipe cleaner where the ribbons cross each other. Follow these steps to learn how to make a big bow for a wreath.
Although it was cute, it needed a little something more.
I had this really thick piece of black card stock that I bought at Hobby Lobby and decided to turn it into a gift tag. The card stock is 15 inches by 20 inches. I made a template to cut the sides to make it look like a basic gift tag.
Then I used a chalk marker and created my message. You could also use vinyl or even regular chalk on this card stock.
Then I used command strips to attach it to the door. I just stuck it up under the big bow like a gift tag on any other present.
You can even see it from the road as you drive down our street!
Didn’t it turn out great?!?! Everything I already had around the house so I was able to put this together one cold rainy afternoon in between feeding kids, nap time and carpool duty.
I still love my old trusty wreath, but I like this change.
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