MAUMEE, OHIO – When trick-or-treaters come to your front door this year, greet them with a special candy wreath for the holidays. And, once Halloween is over, change out that wreath for a decorative autumn accents wreath.
“The main entryway of the home presents an ideal location to showcase seasonal wreaths and handmade creations,” says Theresa Clement, host of MyFixitUpLife home improvement talk show. “Lightweight wreath decorations made from Styrofoam®, Fypon® ceiling medallions, wire or grapevines can all be hung with clear fishing wire or a wreath hanger over the entry door and easily changed out during the autumn months.”
Clement points out that homeowners should never hammer nails into the entry door because it can damage the door and possibly void the door’s warranty. “If you have a door knocker you can hang decorations from that, or if there’s a glass doorlite in your door you can add a sturdy suction cup to hold up a lightweight wreath,” says Clement. “You can also use a door hanger or place a tack on top of the door frame to hold fishing line, but you should never puncture the door.”
Autumn Holiday Wreath Ideas
Working with the experts at Therma-Tru Doors and Fypon, Clement offers several unique ideas for autumn holiday wreaths that can be attached by a ribbon or door hanger to your front entry door:
Sour Punch® Spiral Wreath – Starting with a Fypon ceiling medallion (Atlanta style), add a standard tile adhesive to the center part of the medallion. Cut the Sour Punch orange and black candies to equal sizes and then place on the sticky areas of the medallion. Create your own pattern for the holidays. The rope-like twisted effect of the candy makes this project resemble a big, elegant lollipop when completed!
Autumn Accents Wreath – Purchase exterior paints in autumn color and add accent colors to a Fypon ceiling medallion. Clement recommends shades of dark orange and yellow painted on an elegant Belmont style medallion, then hanging it as a stand-out feature on an entryway.
Candy Corn Wreath – Purchase a Styrofoam ring at a craft store. Using a hot glue gun, attach candy corn in a circular design around the ring, covering all visible areas.
Spider Invasion Wreath – To set the spooky mood for Halloween, create a spider wreath on a Fypon ceiling medallion (Atlanta style). Simply paint the inside ring of the medallion a deep orange of exterior paint (and mix in some glow-in-the-dark paint for added fun!), then glue on individual black plastic spiders that can be purchased at any craft or seasonal store.
Creepy Peepers Eyeball Candy Wreath – Purchase a grapevine wreath at a craft store and several dozen Creepy Peepers Eyeball candy pieces. Stick pieces of wire through the back of each wrapped candy and then twist the wire to various points of the wreath. The finished product will resemble a mass of creepy eyes staring out at your guests!
When creating wreaths with food items, give the finished wreath a coating of clear polymer spray to protect the items on the wreath for long term use. And, after Halloween is over, replace your spooky door decorations with a grapevine wreath covered with colorful autumn leaves, acorns, pinecones and straw grass found in your yard. Add in Indian corn cob husks for color and you’ve got the perfect wreath to complement your home.
Fypon offers thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of America’s homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-resistant, high-performance materials that are resistant to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), Fypon, LLC is owned by Therma-Tru Corp. For additional information, call 800-446-3040 or visit www.fypon.com.
STYROFOAM is a registered trademark of Dow Chemical Company and SOUR PUNCH is a registered trademark of American Licorice Co.
PICTURES: For images of the Fypon ceiling medallions decorated, contact Kathy Ziprik at 828-890-8065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.