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Love is truly in the air...Valentine Doorway How to

by Becky McCraney |  | 1 comment

Soon after Christmas I was able to take down all the inside Christmas and get it all cleaned up. On the outside the lights were turned off and then taken down, door decoration, Santa's and red ball wreath put away and then the ice apocalypse as we like to refer to it in Midland, Texas hit!!! I was not going to work on it outside it was way too cold. No one was going anywhere! The store was closed and Midland shut down!

My house in the ice storm of 2015!

Here is the front entrance to my house, you can't even see the front door! So needless to say I did not take down the Christmas garland! Then came 2 weeks of markets in Atlanta and Dallas shopping for 2015 Christmas, and I was out of time, plus I had plans to change over to Valentines decor. 

So today was the 1st day the weather was good and I was at home! Out came the clear tub marked Valentines. Let the Love start flying, or pink and red that is!


Here is the before:

Christmas Garland, red, green, white and a pop of black and white.

The green shatterproof balls will come out for Saint Patricks day

The after: 

All the green removed. 

At this point I could stop and add a wreath or a big heart….. but because my favorite holiday is Valentines (maybe because my birthday is in February) I had to add take it over the top!

PINK was the answer! Hot pink!

Pink mesh, ribbon and maybe hearts?

I love mesh, but I will not be guilty of mesh abuse! or over use!

I cut about 12" of mesh and 3/4 yd wired ribbon

I gathered the mesh in the middle and tied the wired red and pink ribbon around and curled the ends.

Mesh bows were attached by twisting the faux greens around the middle of the bow like a twist tie.

Next is a mesh, ribbon combo bow for the porch lights!

I cut a 1 1/2 yd of mesh, and I folded the ends into the middle to form a bow

I tied a bow out of the red diamond ribbon and attached it with wire.

The black and white wired ribbon was tied onto the lamp, the Valentine bow was placed on top and the ribbon tied across to hold in place. You can improvise based on your style of lamp.

My heart shaped pillow (a @Target purchase last year) and red jeweled pillows (from Christmas) are placed on the white bench. I also added the Screening heart to the antique ironwork and a bow to the red wreath on my oversized pot!

live, love, laugh

My Valentine wreath is several years old. The Lisa Frost puffy heart is the inspiration for the Valentine color story on my front door decor. I sprayed a grapevine wreath black and found the Sandra Magsamen sign at Walmart, and of course a cute bow to coordinate!

Now I neeeeeeed to find a doormat! Maybe black and white?

Happy Valentines! Happy decorating and celebrating!








Comments (1)

  • Carol on January 27, 2015

    I use a white Christmas wreath for a base of all my Valentines wreaths and for my clients. Since Valentine colors vary from reds, pinks and even black, the white wreath makes for a great backdrop or canvas. Your work is fab!

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