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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Redoing the Door Wreath



This is the little door pocket that I had up for Christmas, with it down, time to replace it with something.


This poor wreath has had a million lives, but maybe I can take some left over fruit and flowers and make it work.


Faux fruit, some wooden skewers and burlap ribbon.  Just poke a hole in the bottom of the fruit, insert the skewer and poke it in.  Couldn't be easier.  I just break off the skewer to the length I need.


Good for now.  Our entry is recessed, so I like the bright yellow of the lemons to help draw attention to the door and wreath.












Much better than a plain door don't you think and it was totally free.


I am joining Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.




52 comments:

  1. I love your door wreath. I was just saying to myself I need to make something for my front door to have up in between seasons I better get working mine has nothing on it and its bare. Have a good day!

    ~Allyson~

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  2. good idea! I usually leave my christmas (live) wreath up until Feb so then I can put up my spring wreath.

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  3. It's beautiful, Marty!

    Reminds me I need to change my door pocket. I am hoping it looks more winter than Christmas, so it can "hang" around awhile. This respiratory thing has given me the "slows"!

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  4. BEAUTIFUL!! I have all those same makings on hand! Thank you for the inspiration to do something with them!

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  5. Marty...is looks fantastic and sounds so easy, but I guarantee you that I could do all the things you say..and when finished I would look at it and get that feeling of dissatisfaction! Some people got it and some people don't! :) So....can I have yours?? Hmmmm? LOL

    Seriously, I will try. No. I really will TRY! :)
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  6. Marty, your "new" wreath is simply beautiful. Don't you just love free stuf!

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  7. Marty,

    Amazing as always. You absolutely won't believe this....I reworked a wreath yesterday as well. One with fruit..I added pieces of burlap, roses, hearts, and strips of sheet music to mine. I will post today and link up to Susan too so you can see it.

    Two GREAT minds!!!

    Have a great week!
    Kathy

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  8. This looks so charming! Great job.
    CAS

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  9. Marty, this is such a timely post for all of us who needed the inspiration to do the same....change the Christmas Door Deco! Since taking down the Christmas Wreath, my door is stark neked...yep it's pretty bare.

    I'm on my way to FixItUp with all the neat ideas you have shown! Thanks!

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  10. Well now I know what to do with my sad looking everyday wreath! I was also going to take some old shatter proof ornaments to the SPCA but now I'm thinking I should give my tired old Christmas wreath an updated look.Thanks for the inspiration!~Ames

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  11. That turned out wonderful! I have a natural pine wreath on my door from Christmas. It still looks healthy, so I just removed the red Christmas bow. I think I might add a jute and red stripped ribbon or garland to it...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  12. That really came out beautifully. Have a great day.

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  13. Your wreath turned out really nice Marty. When I took down my Christmas wreath, I replace it with a winter wreath. I need to start thinking about a new spring wreath though...before we know it, spring will be here.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  14. Adorable, and FREE is even better....nice job Marty!

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  15. wow! You made it look so rich and lush.

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  16. I love the wreath Marty. The fruit just makes it perfect. This was a great idea, I need to do the same because my front door has nothing on it since the Christmas decor came down, and I am sure I have all of the things I need already here (somewhere).

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  17. Beautiful recreation, Marty! You are so good at this...Christine

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  18. HI MARTY
    I´M SO GLAD TO MEET YOU.
    YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB IN YOUR BLOG.
    I LIKE TO VISIT TO YOU. I WANT TO THANKS YOU THE INSPIRATION AND FOR SHARING YOUR IDEAS.
    HAVE A NICE SUNDAY
    MIVA

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  19. Beautiful Marty, adding the fruit and burlap really did the trick.

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  20. Your wreath is so pretty. My door looks so "nekked" after taking the Christmas wreaths down.

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  21. That is so chock full of awesome.

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  22. It looks beautiful, Marty, and you make a nice bow, too!

    XO,
    Jane

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  23. HHHHHHappy Place! Love your adorable door wreath! So PPPPretty!! Thanks for dropping me a note at Mel's Cabin...you're filled with kindness....
    Take care,
    Mel's Cabin

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  24. Hi Marty,
    Your wreath is really pretty! I love the burlap ribbon and the lemons are so bright and pretty. The little corns look great, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  25. Marty,
    A vision of loveliness. . .looks as if that wreath has a few more lives to live! Thank you for sharing your wreath makeover.
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. In light of the recent breaking news this weekend. .. you've been on my mind. . .and in my prayers!

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  26. Well done Marty and you have a knack of making everything seem so simple. ♥O

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  27. Love your new wreath! I need to make a new one for my front door, but have not even started. Just took down the Christmas one today. :D

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  28. That's just downright lovely! I have never seen burlap ribbon. May I ask where you got it? I'd like to get some too.

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  29. Hi Marty! This wreath is gorgeous! You did a great job. Your pictures are so good too...very clear and crisp!
    Sharlotte

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  30. Love your wreath! You did a beautiful job!

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  31. It's so festive and welcoming. It would be pretty any time of the year, but right NOW it's doubly so because folks just need something to jazz away winter blues.

    I particularly love the burlap bow!

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  32. Looks beautiful, Marty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  33. pretty wreath! I should really change out mine as well. It still has a Christmas flare to it.

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  34. Oh, Marty...just beautiful. You are so good at this sort of thing and I didn't have a clue that they made burlap ribbon. Can't wait to get one..I need to make a WinterTime wreath with lots of glittery snow and a great burlap bow. Thanks for the inspiration..
    xo bj

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  35. Che belle ghirlande! Meravigliose!!!

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  36. It turned out so beautifully Marty!
    I love the bright colors and how creative you are.
    See ya soon!!!
    Big Hugs,
    Cindy

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  37. Your wreath is so cheerful Marty! I am longing for Spring right about now- especially when we are in the middle of a snowstorm!

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  38. I love the wreath!! Its so so beautiful and cheerful.. Plus you make it sound so simple!!

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  39. So pretty Marty. I love the pocket you had up too! Just beautiful!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  40. Hi Marty,
    Thank you for stopping by. Glad everyone did not forget me, especially when I have changed my blog name. Your wreath is stunning against your dark door. All the bright, happy colors really come alive. So welcoming. Have a blessed day.

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  41. That looks really nice Marty. I am the same way I just restyle the same wreath every year, so it looks fresh. I love the fruit mixed in.
    Sherry

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  42. I love it, Marty! The fun, bright colors really pop against your black door. And, the fact that you made it out of things you have on hand is even better! My front door now has door envy as it sits naked. I may have to fix that. Have a great day!

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  43. It is beautiful, Marty! Thank you for the eye candy.

    Kathy

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  44. Great job again, Marty!

    I'm here to wish you a very blessed week!!!


    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  45. You're so talented, Marty. I agree that those spots of yellow--the lemon and apple--make it so eye-catching.

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  46. CIAO LA TUA GHIRLANDA è DAVVERO BELLA!
    BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Roberta LA SPORTINA

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  47. Wow! Marty, you turned this wreath into a real beauty! laurie

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  48. Hello Marty! Thank you for linking your post to Masterpiece Monday, Your wreath is just beautiful! Mary :O)

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  49. Hi, I just wanted to tell you that your wreath was featured on my top fav picks today, at Boogieboard Cottage Have a nice weekend! Mary

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