On average, the garage door takes up 30% of the front facade of a house. That is a big open canvas for decorating. With a little bit of thought and planning, you can make your decorations awe inspiring.
Things to think about before jumping into the decorating:
1. Is your garage door the primary entrance to your house? If so think in terms of thin materials and segments.
You want to be sure that materials, you use, are not too think to fit into the opening as the door rolls up. Remember there is generally very little clearance. Good materials are: vinyl or laminated paper.
Building your decoration to fit within the sections of your door, will ensure that you don’t ruin either your door or your decorations.
2. If you don’t use your garage often, then you can use bulkier materials and larger pieces.
Styrofoam makes for nice 3d decorations. A sheet of Styrofoam and some black & gray spray paint can make a cemetery full of headstones.
3. What material is your door made out of?
If your door is steel, magnets glued onto the back of the decorations make it easy to decorate and to remove the decorations without damaging the finish of your door. If magnets are not an option, consider simple scotch tape rolled up.
4. Pick a theme. You can be whimsical and funny or thoroughly scary. This year I decided our showroom doors will have an Edgar Allan Poe theme…check out the Raven Door. It was quick and easy to put together. I found a couple of raven drawings online and copied them in various sizes. Then I found my favorite Poe picture and added that.
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