Apr 12

Newlywed’s Front Door Surprise DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

So, one of your best friends just got married! How exciting! Now you just can’t wait til she gets back from her honeymoon so you can talk about what a beautiful wedding it was. You know the exact date she’ll be returning to her home, so why not surprise the newlyweds with a beautifully decorated ‘just married’ front door.

Materials needed: scalloped paper ovals (I used Paper Source’s scalloped oval cards in curry), 2-inch vinyl press-on letters (available at most office supply stores), yarn or string, assorted ribbons and streamers, a hole-punch, and expandable tissue paper wedding bells in different sizes (I found these at my local dollar store).

Step 1: Peel off your letters and center them on the paper cards. Punch two holes on the top of the oval. Thread the yarn or ribbon through the holes to create your garland. Be sure to thread the yarn from the back side of the card each time for consistency.

Step 2: Gather all your materials to take with you to your friend’s door. Also bring a scissors to cut the ribbons and streamers, and tacks to hang the garland and streamers. I also added some mini juice cans I had spray painted white, as a reference to the days when people tied beer cans to the newlywed’s car (do people still do that?!)

Step 3: Hang your garlands, bells, ribbons, cans and streamers.  For a cute touch, I also hung a little mason jar full of flowers from the doorknob, with a little note letting them know just who left their surprise.

Step 4: Run away! Oh yes, and hope it doesn’t rain!

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