Romantic Valentine’s Door Decoration
Romantic Valentine’s Door Decoration
Do you remember Princess Diana’s wedding bouquet? Maybe you are of the Megan Markle and Princess Kate era. I, on the other hand, got married just a year before Princess Diana. For me. at the time there couldn’t have been a more romantic event and that bouquet, oh, it still makes me swoon! That was my inspiration for the long and elegant flowing look of my swag.
Look at the length of that bouquet! Okay, yeah, we know, she was becoming a Princess, marrying the next heir to the throne (just forget about that part about the marriage not working out).
The first step to making your swag is to give yourself a hanger to hang it from the door where you will be displaying it. Using an 18 gauge floral wire, bend it in half and stick it through your piece of styrofoam. Before pulling it all the way through, you must secure the wire with something to keep it from cutting and being pulled all the way through your foam block. I like to use a piece of paper wrapped wire in a “W” or “M” pattern that will keep the wire from pulling through. On the back side of the foam, wind your wire into a circle to hang on your hook. To protect your door, wrap the wire in a pipe cleaner. I began this swag with a piece of an inexpensive ivy bush I picked up and then cut apart. I didn’t like the two pieces sticking out to the side, so I cut one off and bent the other more straight.
I used the entire ivy bush for this base, I think it looks amazing, already! But….time for flowers! Oh, wait, before flowers lets add some pretty pink and ivory floral ribbon. One bow with long streamers makes it ready for flowers (for real this time!).
I added a few stems of artificial eucalyptus to continue to cover the styrofoam base and then added some tiny white flowers both at the bottom and the top of the swag. Some mini ivory hydrangea blooms and a couple of pale pink dahlias are giving me the romantic look I am going for. I just love ranunculus and they seem like a very romantic flower to me. I really love the little cluster of them I tucked into the right side of the swag. A few little more touches and this swag is ready to go on the front door! …and yes, it looks beautiful on my blue front door! A romantic door decoration that is reminiscent of a special bridal bouquet, and yet, doesn’t have on corny heart in it anywhere!
Beautiful need someone to make this for me
Oh Thank you Penny, it is really easy, I bet you could do it!!
I love this! (Chloe said “corny heart,”’LOL!) Awesome, as always.
Yes, I did say “corny hearts”! Ha, ha! Thank you! I think I am going to start making “the door swag of the month” .
Oh, gosh, that’s pretty, Chloe! Love the timeworn look in your choice of florals.
Thank you Rita, I really got the look I was going for!
very pretty and romantic Chloe….sigh! I adore romance. The ribbon is so perfect for this less “corny” heart door swag. LOL
Thank you so much Kari, I just didn’t want lots of hearts on my door!
Thank you so much Jeannie! I am loving it!
Chloe, I always love your door decor. This is so romantic and pretty with your choice of flowers and ribbon. I remember Princess Di’s bouquet, so elegant. Happy weekend!
Thank you so much Pam. I have decided I am such a “swag” instead of a wreath girl, and since I don’t make them to sell, I think I will start doing a swag of the month! I am so glad I am not the only one who remember’s Princess Diana’s bouquet. But that dress of hers, got so wrinkled, not my style at all! Happy Weekend to you, too!
I absolutely loved Diana’s bouquet and you captured that romantic feel beautifully. You could definently have a career selling this swag. I am going to attempt making the swag; as I prefer swag over a wreath. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much Lynn! I loved her bouquet, too! You can do this, really, I believe in you!
I love the door bouquet!! I love pink & romantic looks. Great job!
Thank you so much Judy, I think it is so soft and romantic, too! Perfect for Valentine’s day and throughout Spring! Thanks for stopping by Celebrate & Decorate, I love to hear from my readers!
The swag is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I would love to get one. Do you make and sell your items? Possibly through your blog or on Etsy? You are so crafty. I love your items that I’ve seen.
Thank you so very much Marge! I don’t make a habit of selling items just because I don’t really have the time to deal with packing and shipping items. I always say if there is anything you see on my Celebrate & Decorate that you are interested in buying, just let me know. I would be happy to sell this one to you and ship it to you, provided you are located in North America. Let me know if you are interested!
Very pretty.. Love the color of your door and shutters. What colors paint were used?
Thank you so much! My door is Marlboro Blue from Benjamin Moore. The shutters are also Benjamin Moore, Hale Navy.
I absolutely loved your Valentine door swag, it was beautiful! I love the pink flowers you have chosen, would look nice all spring. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much Debbie! I really liked that it wasn’t kind of “in your face” Valentine’s Day, too. I know I can leave it up for a couple of months now! Thank you for taking the time to comment, I love to hear from my readers!
This is great…. so soft and romantic looking. I didn’t see anywhere where it listed the size of styrofoam block? Maybe I missed! Signing up for your email
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving feedback, Glenda! I am going to go and add the size to my post. It is a standard block which comes about. 2″ x 4″ x 11″. Thanks for subscribing, I usually do a new swag every single month. Next week I will be featuring my craft supply organizer! Welcome to Celebrate & Decorate, I am thrilled to have you!
Fabulous job! I’m inspired.
Thanks so much Jacqueline! It is really easy!
What a beautiful spring feeling on your front door! It definitely has a soft and romantic vibe that would be welcome any time of the year.