I have this one habit, that could be perceived as being creepy - that is peeking at the houses while I am out and about - be it a car ride or neighborhood walk or even a TV show - if there is a house I am sure to give it a good look. When I first came to US, one of the first things that I started noticing - besides clean roads and lush lawns was the wreaths hanging on houses - on most of them anyway. That is one thing you wouldn't see much in India - you dont hang stuff on doors there other than may be nameplates. But I loved the tradition nonetheless.
A door hanger was the first thing I thought of, made, hung up - in this new house. I know that be it design or decor or organizing - door hanger isn't really the first thing you need. One doesn't really need it either. But for me, somehow it was important to have something up on my door. A feeling that without it, it isn't home yet. Freak! I may be!
I had base wreath and many wreath making supplies in my DIY stash. But for reasons unknown I didn't make one in advance. I wanted one that is close to nature and I love the look of magnolia leaves or olive leaves on the doors - Like this one above. But they were way out of budget and I needed one quickly. That is when I spotted this basket on clearance from Home Goods. I just got it home without any clear direction.
It is funny that making a wreath was one thing that forced me to unpack my decor/craft stash faster than expected. A thorough search brought out these faux yellow leaf stems, a bird and some dried flowers that were part of potpourri. The glue gun and the wreath hanger were the only other things I needed to make something unique for our door.
Only thing I did was to tuck the yellow stems tightly inside the basket and glue on the faux flowers and bird in place. Boom - you have your one of a kind door hanger. It could easily be wall decor - so it is safe to say that they might find a new place inside the home when season calls for.
Here is a visual of our door from farther -
So that is how this pretty ended up on my door. What do you have one your door? Do you make DIY or buy them? Spill all about your door secrets here, I love to hear them.