If you've been following my blog for any amount of time you know my crafting revolves around what I already have on hand. So for today's DIY I wanted to dress up my front door for the holidays. Now I'm not much of a wreath person. Sure there are TONS of simple DIY ideas for wreaths, but that means EVERYONE has a wreath on their front door right now. Part of me wants to join in on the fun, but then I remind myself that I don't own any wreath crafting materials. So I put on my crafting cap, and started spinning up some ideas out of the materials I do have on hand. I always have present wrapping materials around, and thus was born the idea of wrapping my front door like a Christmas present.
I began at the top of the door lining up the edge of the wrapping paper with the hinge side of the door. I taped the paper across the top, and then down the hinge side. Next I moved to the handle side, and cut out the door knob hole, and the dead bolt hole. Then I trimmed the excess off the remaining side, and across the bottom, and taped down the edges.
Then I moved on to the ribbon. I started with the center ribbon, and taped at the top and bottom. Next I ran the ribbons on either side of the center 'merry christmas' ribbon. I ran out of all three, so I used a different ribbon to run horizontally. I finished it off with a bow. I'm not going to give instructions on how I made the bow, because it's the first one I've ever made, and there are lots of how to You Tube videos out there.
I love the way this turned out. I just wish the bow was a bit bigger, but it's cute. When I get better at bow making this will be fabulous in the years to come. Happy DIYing, chris!