DIY Patriotic Door Decorations

Being part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Team, we’re given a few topics to choose from for our monthly challenge. This month I chose Patriotic Decor. These DIY Patriotic Door Decorations were pretty easy and I think it’s pretty original. I haven’t seen anything like it in my neighborhood.

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DIY Patriotic Door Decorations

You won’t find the perfect porch with that pinterest perfect look when you walk up to my front door.  My husband planted petunias in a couple of pots that were meant to be taken to Goodwill, I’ve got spilled dirt from the squirrels that insist on burying their peanuts in my flower posts and I have my two main box woods that have completely different personalities.

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My door is not my style, but it IS my color.  If Better Homes and Gardens were showing up…….these are all things I’d want or need to fix. But they aren’t and I’m fine with the imperfect mess.

My entry makes me happy, and hopefully it’s as welcoming as I want it to be.

Before you think I’m having a pity party……believe me I’m not. It’s just a message to give up the need for perfection. Enjoy what you have, make due with what you’ve got.

I love moss and I love empty frames, so putting the two together only seemed natural. (yep, I used an empty frame last month too……I’m obsessed)

DIY Moss Frame - DIY Patriotic Door Decorations |


I grabbed some sheet moss from the garden area of Lowe’s and thought I’d use it on an old frame I’d had that I wasn’t using.  I’m sure there’s a more efficient way to  attach the moss, but I just grabbed craft glue and doused my frame with it, then basically took large chunks of moss and pressed it on. Why over think it?

diy moss covered frame |

I let it dry over night, before deciding how I would incorporate it into something fabulous for my front door.

I realized it would fit perfectly inside yet another frame, with the Patriotic Printable from last year inside. (designed by the talented Kim at 733Blog)

 DIY Patriotic Door Decorations |

I added an extra touch to the printable by rubbing glue around the edge and dipping in glitter. Everything’s better with glitter, right?

Patriotic Printable | TodaysCreativeBlog.netI taped it to my door with painters tape, because I’m classy like that. I downloaded that adorable Patriotic bunting from Piggy Bank Parties, and added glitter to it’s edges as well.

Turned out pretty cute I think.

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So before you think you need to spend a bunch of money to create a welcoming, patriotic door, think again. Simply download and print off the printable, grab some inexpensive sheet moss from Lowe’s and let your imagination unfold.


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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. Beth @WiccanMakeSomeToo says

    Love the look. And bravo to your husband for giving those old planters a new reason to shine!

  2. says

    The door looks great! I love that you used the empty frame and a little bit of greenery in an unusual way. Thanks!

    • says

      Thanks, I’ll try it. But I’m afraid it’s a different variety…..I bought them at different times because one had died. I should do the obvious solution and just replace them both! :)

  3. says

    I actually think the whole porch is gorgeous! And I love, love, love the arrangement on the door! I’m a sucker for empty frames as well. :)