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Posted by pinkpetunia
Sat, Mar 22, 08 at 9:17
|Hi there! We are moving into a new house which has double front doors. I love wreaths on the front door and like to change them often. Smith and Hawken has really pretty ones and I am excited to move in and start decorating the new house. I have one question---
With double front doors, do I need TWO matching wreaths-one for each door? I have been looking around and it seems like two would be necessary for it to look symmetrical. I have also seen some put one wreath only on the door that gets used, but I am thinking that this look would bother me.
Does anybody know the general rule on that? One wreath or one on each front door???
Any input is appreciated! Thanks!
|I don't think there is a rule, but I would go with two for sure. Sounds lovely!|
|I'm not sure there is a rule, but I have two front doors and I have a wreath on both. I see that a lot in my neighborhood, and it looks nice.congrats on your new home!|
|There is a large victorian mansion in our town that went another direction. They took a huge wreath and cut it in half then put each wreath side on each door...when its closed, its one whole wreath. |
(wow...didnt mean for that to sound so confusing)
Its quite lovely with the spring flowers all over it. I imagine they did it so they could open both doors.
|On my double doors, I do 2 matching treatments. |
I picked up some of those cones with the flat backside at Hobby lobby. I change out my floral stuff in those for the seasons. I have 2 moss bunnies on my door now - with a cute little ribbon. Then I will get my cones and put some daisies in it for summer. Mums or something for fall. Poinsettias for winter/Christmas, etc.
There is a great little floral shop here but they want like $150 per arrangement!! I am way too cheap:)
|One large wreath cut in half that "splits" to open the door.|
|Okay, so it sounds like I'll go with what seemed right--one matching wreath on each door. |
Johnatemp ~~ Those 2 bunnies sound adorable!
I wish I could see pictures of everyone's door decor!!!
|Not to hi-jack this thread, but how do you hang your wreath's, with an over the door hanger, those 3M products or do you put a nail in the door (ouch)!! Thanks, something I'll need to know down the road.|
|I love putting a wreath on each door. I've seen the half wreath on each door...and that looks great too. I've just never done it.|
|brutuses, I put the nail (actually, a flat-topped tack) into the top of the door. Just loop the fishing line around the tack and no one is the wiser. And the door closes nicely too.|
|I put these on my double doors last fall. They are sort of what Johnatemp described, flat back metal cones. For some reason I prefer something other than a round wreath on a double door. I added red berries to it for Christmas. Now for summer I'm trying to decide if I want some summer flowers mixed in or if I want something different. I've sorta been looking for 2 flat wall baskets that could hold some summer flowers rather than the cones. |
I can't use over the door hangers because my doors are very tall and the hanger is too high. They are also fiberglass so no nails. I used some of the 3M stick on hooks and they've stayed great so far. They've been up there about 9 months.
I do like matching treatments though. I've never seen the split wreath, that sounds kinda interesting. Does anybody have any pics of that?
|The post above is just lovely!|
|Mimi, that looks just lovely. I've seen some darling baskets in decor photos on front doors with flowers. Good luck in finding what you want. |
Johnatemp, c'mon, we all wanna see a pic of your bunnies. They sound adorable. :)
|Brutuses, I'm like you - "ouch" on the nails. I've used the 3M stick on hooks for several years and they have always have worked for me.|
|Mimi ---- GORGEOUS GORGEOUS and even more Gorgeous!! Just wonderful doors -- and even more elegant displays! |
| I've used those over-the-door hangers, and yes they are usually too short for the door. So, I buy a length of ribbon that coordinates with the wreath and hang the wreath by the ribbon down to the proper height. It actually adds a nice touch to the wreath--I make a bow and place the bow at the top. I also use a piece of wire to "really" hang the wreath from the door hanger, but the ribbon covers it and it looks like I am just hanging the wreath by the ribbon. |
I don't have a pic of the wreath on the door (because we are moving next weekend and everything is not in it's place), but imagine this wreath hung on the front door from a metal over-the-door hanger. You can't even see the wire that is behind the ribbon. I buy rolls of various colored ribbon from Michael's.
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