Monday, January 13, 2014

Show Your Front Door a Little Love with a Handmade Wreath by Tower Door Decor! #Review + #Giveaway (Valentine's Day Guide)

 

I have never been a big fan of Valentine's Day. My husband and I made a vow a long time ago that we weren't going to get all crazy mushy or go nuts trying to pick out the perfect romantic gift for one another for this holiday. Once we became parents, however, we started to look at Valentine's Day a bit differently. We show our son love each and every day, and when Valentine's Day rolls around, we don't go all out, but we do a few special little things, and might even have a few special little love treats for our little man. Since we pay a bit more attention to Valentine's Day, I enjoy making our home look the part for the holiday... adding special little touches of decor here and there, so we can all feel the love!


Over my Christmas vacation, I connected with Brandice Tower, owner of Tower Door Decor on Etsy. Brandice hails from KY, and has a passion for dressing up doors. Brandice createds beautiful, affordable and adorably fun decor for doors, including wreaths for holidays and special occasions, and everyday decor.
I found that Brandice had some adorable, whimsical wreaths that she'd created for Valentine's Day, and thought it would be the perfect thing to kick off our Valentine's Guide Feature here on MBP.

Brandice agreed to make a new wreath for our family to enjoy this Valentine's Day, and was even excited about trying out some new ribbon she'd just purchased. I knew that whatever Brandice created for us, we were going to love it! So, as Brandice crafted our wreath and sent it off in the postal mail, I worked hard to take down all of the Christmas decor in our home.

Large box, containing the new wreath from Tower Door Decor...

A few days after our return from vacation, the post man walked up to our front door with a large box in hand. I knew it had to be the wreath from Tower Door Decor, and was so excited to get it into my house and get the box open! When I opened the box, I was met by a note from Brandice, thanking me, and also instructing me as to how to remove the wreath from the box.

Sneak peek at the wreath- my box included a wreath hanger, the wreath and a note from Brandice.

Detailed wreath removal instructions...

I wondered why I might need instructions to take the wreath out of the box, and as I read on, I understood! Brandice attaches her wreaths to the packing boxes with wire and a bt of packing tape. This is to prevent the wreath from sliding around while it's being shipped. I thought this was a genius idea! It's the first wreath I have ever received that was packaged this way, and I thin it really shows that Brandice cares about her customers, and that the product arrives safe and sound.

The wire was wrapped around the wreath in four places. All I had to do was loossen the tape, untwist the wire, and slide it off of the wreath. Easy as pie, and such a smart idea!

As I began to remove the wires that held the Valentine wreath to the box, I began looking at the wreath a bit more. I was in love with the red colored burlap that Brandice used for this wreath. It's such a happy, cheery red, and it's not obnoxious. I'm a pretty classic person when it comes to the way I like to decorate, so I appreciated that this wreath really fit my personal style, and reflected my taste. 

The new burlap ribbon Brandice tested out on the wreath she made for our feature... don't you love it?

When Brandice told me that she wanted to use a new burlap ribbon she's just ordered on the wreath she made for us, I couldn't wait to see it! It's a natural burlap ribbon, with small red hearts and a red border. It matches the faux red burlap ribbon used for the actual body of the wreath almost perfectly! I love the way the simple addition of this bow, fashioned out of the natural burlap and the addition of the red hearts, really brings this wreath to life!

I couldn't wait to hang this wreath up! I know that when we get a little bit closer to Valentine's Day, this will be hanging on my front door. I can't wait for all of my neighbors to see it! For the time being, we're enjoying the wreath inside of our home, and I let B do the honors of selecting a place to hang it. He begged for the wreath to be hung on his bedroom door. He said, 'It's red, just like a race car!' Who could say no to that?

Beautiful wreath by Brandice of Tower Door Decor, hanging on B's bedroom door (for now).

Brandice was so very thoughtful to include a wreath hanger for us. The wreath hanger is designed to fit over a standard door, so I just slipped it on, and the hung the wreath in its place. The ribbon is on the side, but I could really rotate the wreath and hang it however I wanted to.

Lovely, festive handmad wreath, bringing a little cheer to B's door.

Our family and friends who have been over to our home love this wreath! It's so simple and chic, which is why I love it so very much! I will treasure this wreath, and feel very blessed to have it in my decor collection for the Valentine's Day holiday!

Features of the Wreath

Faux Red Burlap Ribbon is floral pinned to a velvet wrapped straw wreath. A light tan/cream burlap bow with red hearts is pinned on the left side. 

Wreath measures approx. 22 inches and will fit on an over the door hook.
$42.00

Tower Door Decor has many other beautifully designed and lovingly made wreaths to outfit your front door- or if you're like me, you can wreaths on the front and back doors... and sometimes in the house, as well!

Check out some of the other designs I am loving from Tower Door Decor...

Valentine's Day - Valentine Heart Deco Mesh Wreath with Polka dot and Chevron ribbon
Mesh Deco Valentine's Wreath


Easter Egg, Easter Burlap Wreath, Easter Mesh Wreath, Easter Wreath with Polka Dots and Chevron Ribbon
Easter Egg Wreath


Let us be silent that we may hear the Whisper of God Polka Dot Burlap Wreath with Black Bow
'Whisper of God' Wreath


St. Patricks Day Burlap Wreath with Shamrock Bow
St. Patrick's Day Wreath


Winter Blue and Silver Snowflake Mesh Ribbon Wreath
Winter Snowflake Wreath

I've tried my hand at making my own wreaths, and though they've turned out so-so, they're nothing compared to these beautiful wreaths by Tower Door Decor. If you're looking for a fun, festive way to spruce up your entry way, or to greet your guests with cheer, you'll definitely want to purchase one of these lovely wreaths! With so many beautiful designs to choose from, you might have to make a little wish list... I know I have!

Want It? Buy It!

To browse even more beautiful wreaths, or to purchase one of the wreaths featured here, visit Tower Door Decor! You'll definitely want to look through all of the categories and pages in Brandice's shop, so you don't miss anything! They're all worth taking a look at! You can also connect with Brandice on Pinterest and follow the Tower Door Decor Wreaths Board! Have a question for Brandice, or want to place a custom order? Just send her a note trhough Etsy to get the conversation going! Brandice can't wait to hear from you!

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Want It? Win It!

One luck reader will receive this beautiful wreath pink, lime and turquoise dots on tan burlap with pink ribbon from Tower Door Decor! This wreath is absolutely perfect to use for brthdays and celebrations, spring and summer, etc, and is valued at $35.00. View details of this product, here. Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and over. 

Special thanks to Brandice of Tower Door Decor for allowing our family to experience and share our thoughts on this beautiful wreath, and for offering this lovely giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

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39 comments:

  1. I would love the pink heart on my door for Valentine's Day

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  2. Love all of them! THink I might have to go with St. Patricks day though!

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  3. I like the ones with the natural burlap and initials in their shop. The one up for giveaway is beautiful, too!

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  4. I enjoy decorating my front porch for Christmas.

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  5. Valentines Day Red Burlap with White Hearts Burlap Ribbon Wreath

    jj250@aol.com

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  6. I try to decorate for every major holiday. jj250@aol.com

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  7. The Valentines wreath is so cute!

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  8. I love decorating my entry for Christmas! jj250@aol.com

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  9. I love all of the burlap ones! I need a new wreath for my door!

    Kay Mayer

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  10. I would love to have any of them on my door! I can't choose just one :-)

    kathiedp75atyahoo.com

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  11. I love decorating my door and my mantel for almost every single holiday there is :-) Sometimes it's just the seasons. I am constantly changing my decor.

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  12. My front door is set back and in the corner of my front porch. This burlap wreath would look wonderful in that darker corner and bring some much needed light and life to it! All these wreaths are gorgeous!

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  13. Brandice has made me beautiful wreaths for my front door, as I decorate each month. All of the wreaths displayed on Etsy are absolutely gorgeous. She is very talented and can make anything anyone wants to have special made. Pamela Clough

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  14. I currently have "winter" decor on the mantel and a neutral "winter" wreath on the door :-)

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  15. I'd love to have the Valentines Day Red Velvet Hearts Faux Burlap Wreath

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  16. I love to decorate my door for Christmas

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  17. I love decorating my entry for Halloween! jj250@aol.com

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  18. I like to decorate the door for Halloween and/or fall

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  19. I am looking for forward to putting up Valentine's Day decor :-)

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  20. The Valentines wreath is beautiful! Could you make a Mardi Gras wreath?

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    1. I would love to! You can email me - wkuchickadee@hotmail.com. Look forward to hearing from you!

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  21. I would love to have a wreath for my front door after my baby boy is born in February! My favorite is the Spring Easter or Baby Boy Wreath because it could be used for both! Beautiful wreaths! With great prices!

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  22. I love decorating my entry for Easter! jj250@aol.com

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  23. @ Ondria - Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of Mommy’s Block Party Valentine Gift Guide! I truly appreciate the time you put into your blog and each review. I love that you are so positive and upbeat. I am very honored that your son liked the wreath! I think we will have to make him a racecar one! I am also enjoying catching up on your blog posts. Thanks again for the feature and the opportunity to connect with your readers! They (and you) are awesome! - Brandice, Tower Door Décor wkuchickadee@hotmail.com

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  24. They are all so beautiful! My favorite is St. Patrick's Day Spring Easter Lime Green Chevron Burlap.

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  25. I like so many of them but I would like the (Pink, Lime and Turquoise Polka Dot Faux Burlap Ribbon Wreath with Pink Faux Burlap Bow) for Spring.

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  26. I decorate the door for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Easter.

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  27. The 4th of July is a fun holiday to decorate for - I love all the red, white, and blue!

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  28. Daily comment: I make paper flower wreaths sometimes for birthdays to make the door more festive.

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  29. I love the Burlap Wreath with Chevron Bow!

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  30. I love decorating my house for Halloween! It's my favorite holiday in terms of decorations.

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  31. I decorate for all major holidays, including Memorial and Labor. I enjoy the festive feeling it gives my home.

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  32. I love doing a big wreath on my door for Christmas.

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  33. I love the chevron patriotic wreath!!!

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  34. Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. I would love to learn to make these wreaths.

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  35. I LOVE the Valentine wreath, gorgeous.

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  36. We also like to decorate for Halloween

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  37. The St Patricks Day Wreath!

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