It’s that time of the year when the weather starts to warm up and we want to get outside and start some yard clean up! This is also when I want to change out my front door décor. One of the best ways to brighten up the entrance of your home is with a beautiful wreath. Wreaths can often be pricey due the expense of supplies. It is important to keep the longevity of your wreath for as long as possible.
A great way to prevent fading of any fabric porch décor is with a UV fabric sunblock spray. I am currently using Force Field UV Sunblock for indoor and outdoor fabrics. It has an initial low odor and dries very quickly. Always check color fastness on a non-visible part of fabric first. Even though my porch is covered, I use this on all my wreaths and porch pillows. Allow to fully dry at least two hours before placing on display.
Another suggestion is to use Fray Check by Dritz on all ribbon edges to prevent fraying.
I am in love with my burlap carrot wreath from Etsy shop SouthernCustom46. The owner, Rebecca, creates fancy affordable wreaths! Rebecca takes custom orders; she is quick to respond to requests. I look forward to buying from her again.
Meghan Keefe says
HI! A quick question…I have a pretty pom pom wreath that I want to hang on my front door. There is a screen door that will cover it but I am worried about fading from the sun. In your opinion is the UV fabric sunblock the best solution? What would be the benefit of scotchgarding the wreath?
In my experience, this spray will definitely delay fading. There will always be some fading, which depends on how direct the exposure is.
Denise E. Graziano says
I have an outdoor wreath with branches. What could I use to waterproof it from the rain ? It would have to be clear as it has some fabric flowers on it.
Hi! There is no guarantee with any type of waterproofing if it is in direct contact with the elements. I would suggest a clear spray sealant. You can find it in craft stores. I would do a test spray on you flowers to make sure it doesn’t spot the fabric.
Susanne Brinkley says
Hi Brandy, we just got a seasonal plastic wreaths from Kirkland. Was wondering what’s the best spray to use to keep the deco intact so it doesn’t fall off or come apart easily. Thanks
I wish I could give you an answer. I need to see the wreath to give you a suggestion. Please feel free to email me a pic. My contact information is on my home page. Thanks.
Anita Keller says
Hi Brandy. I just received a beautiful cotton boll wreath that is not outdoor/weather proof. Can I spray it with Scotchgard so it can hang on our front door? The porch has a small overhang. It is so pretty and I can’t exchange or return it. Thank you.
Most fabrics can be Scotchgarded. But, just to be safe, I would spray a small section of the wreath (an area not that visible) to check for color fastness. If no fading or color change in 24 hours, you are good to go with a full Scotchgarde. I hope this helps. My apologies for the late reply; it has been a super busy holiday season.
Jennie Nelmark says
Happy Holidays!! Please help me!! I’m at a standstill. Do you have any problems with the burlap fraying from the rubbing of the front door opening and closing? If you do…PLEASE help me out and tell me what you do/use?? I’m making them for the first time and seem to be having this problem. I would soooo appreciate any input you might have.
Thank you very much in advance,
Hi Jennie! For burlap, I using fold over the edge slightly and sew so the edge is not raw. When I don’t have time to sew I use Aleene’s Fabic Fusion tape: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Create-Aleenes-Adhesive-0-25-Inch/dp/B00KKV69P4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1545407670&sr=8-4&keywords=fabric+fusion I hope this helps!