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Spruce up a Plain Wreath
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A heart-shaped wreath studded with red berries adds a pop of color on a formal black door.

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Hanging a wreath is one of the first ideas that come to mind when you're planning to decorate for any holiday throughout the year. Dress up your front door with a Valentine's Day wreath made of lollipops, wrapped candies and a big, red bow. Collect Valentines, cupid figurines or even a collection of old, mismatched buttons, and attach them to your wreath. Reuse silver Christmas ornaments, and hot glue them to a round foam mold until it's completely covered in shiny, glass pieces. Keep these fragile wreaths indoors; we like them displayed over a bed or on the mantle.

If a feather wreath is more your style, scour craft stores or online auction sites for peacock, ostrich or dyed pink, red and white feathers. Straw wreaths serve as a sturdy base and allow you to push and pull feathers through nooks and crannies, keeping feathers in place. As you layer the feathers, glue larger pieces flat, and cover with several layers of feathers until you achieve a desired look. Attach decorative birds in pairs around your feather wreath to symbolize love birds as a final touch.

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