Published at Sunday, 05 August 2018. Wreath. By Debora Whitaker.
As we move around town, one thing many homes have in common are the large number of wreaths hanging on the front door. We also have people who have the wrong kind of wreaths hanging on their front door. What many people don't know is an outdoor wreath for the front door can last much longer than they realize if purchased correctly. This is also true for indoor wreaths. I am going to share with you a few simple guidelines to help you in purchasing a beautiful wreath that will last more than just one season or perhaps even less.
The first guideline in considering an outdoor wreath purchase is to determine where you want to hang it. There's the front door, the patio, the deck area and some folks like to put a wreath over the garage door. The best place to hang it is under a covered porch or an indented entry way. Looking at the surrounding area, we want to discern what the environmental conditions are around the designated hanging spot. Is it receiving direct sunlight and if so, then for how long? Will the rain and the wind affect the wreath?
Don't be afraid to embellish a wreath yourself. You can take a plain wreath, and add decorations to it, using craft glue, or craft wire to secure the embellishments. If you're more ambitious, you can always create your own wreath from scratch. Go to the craft store, and find a wreath base. These are usually foam or wood rings in various sizes. Buy a wreath base that suits your needs, and fasten boughs and leaves to it, then add other embellishments as desired. You can use artificial branches or leaves to create a wreath, or you can use real leaves. Soon, you'll find yourself with a wide variety of wreaths for any occasion.
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