Our front door started out sad this Lent. In our defense, we began by finishing up a round of influenza B for mama and all four kids. And after a lackluster Advent preparation, I was determined not to let Lent get away from us as well. I decided that this year I want to not only decorate our home for the liturgical year but that I also want to promote our beautiful and rich Catholic faith to others that pass by and enter into our home. Thus the birth of the #CatholicFromTheCurb project and a quick DIY Lent front door wreath project today.
First up was a trip to Hobby Lobby! I found this wreath which was love at first sight. The earthy-ness of the sticks, the simplicity of the design, and the fact that it resembles the crown of thorns a little – I love it! During Lent, I primarily wanted just the plain wreath hanging from a purple ribbon so I put the wreath and the ribbon in my cart. Upon turning the corner, I found palm leaves and immediately thought of how the wreath could change as the days to Easter drew near. So I picked up a bundle of those as well and an extra roll of red satin ribbon for Palm Sunday.
I quickly found a stick that would hold my ribbon and I looped it through and tied off the ends based on how I was going to hang it from our home.
I then turned my over the door wreath hanger backward and attached the wreath from the backside.
There! That is MUCH better don’t you think? Now our home looks like a Catholic home in the season of Lent!
I’m thrilled with this simple Lenten wreath I was able to make this afternoon! I hope you will take the time to make one as well!
TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS!
I haven’t decided on what to do for the Resurrection… do you all think I should go with white lilies or the Paschal lamb? Both would be lovely! Comment below with your vote and I will make the one that you all choose!
And let’s chat! Leave me a hashtag with #catholicfromthecurb so I can see how you are sharing the Faith from your home to the world!