Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Command Brand Hooks, but all opinions are my own.

Brace yourselves.

I have a lot to share today.

A new product that I am giddy about, my video debut (okay, really it is just my hands, but if it is here that means I shot it and figured out how to include here, so woo to the hoo!) and some great ideas for outdoor vintage Christmas decorating.

I think I have long established that I am a hoarder collector of vintage things.

So when I was contacted by Command brand to let me know that they now had outdoor Command Brand hooks (that work even in the snow and cold), I knew right away what I wanted to do.

You see, this is our side door. I am not sure I have ever shared this door before.

It goes right into our mudroom. and laundry room which then leads into kitchen.

It is the door we enter from and our friends and family enter from.

And I have never decorated it.

Actually, that is not true, I tried to use a Command hook once, but as soon as it got cold, it fell off.

So. Sad.

And I gave up.

But, with my Command Brand OUTDOOR hooks in hand, I raided my hoard collection and brought out some of my favorites.

I used an old metal wheel decorated with greenery.

And a fishing creel basket filled with greenery.

And some jingle bells so it will sound like Santa every time someone comes in.

And it was super easy and quick.

I gathered up my items and a mixture of real and fake greens.

I used florist wire to tie together greens and hang them on the wheel and on the bells. I also used the wire to make loops to hang on the hooks. I simply tucked the greens into the creel basket and it already had a loop to hang from.

Command Brand OUTDOOR hooks come in several styles and colors – including clear. They work on siding, glass, decks gutters and trim. Command Outdoor Adhesive Strips are water and UV resistant are designed to withstand cruddy weather include rain, snow and extreme temperatures. Like all Command Brand products, they remove cleanly with no holes, marks, stains or sticky residue.

They have regular hooks, decorative silver hooks and clear light clips.

You are only limited by your imagination of what you want to create.

Actually, speaking of imagination – this guy puts my display to shame – you have to see what HE did with these hooks.

I used a silver hook between the windows to hang the heavy wheel and clear hooks on the glass door.


I had a reader ask my recently if I could do a tutorial on making bows. Since a big part of this display really was the bows – today is the day.

So, please cut me a little slack – this is my first video and it was just me. So, I do go out of frame from time to time, but I think you get the gist.

And don’t worry, in the words of the Pillsbury Dough Boy in the Geico commercial (greatest commercial in the history of ever!):

“I’ll get it together, I promise”

The next one will be even better. Until then, my hands showing you how to make a bow…

So there you have it!

And if you want to learn more about these amazing OUTDOOR hooks from Command Brand, visit them at these spots:

Command Brand Site





Thanks so much for reading.


December 19, 2013 — Laura Putnam