Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Door Decorations

For this holiday season, I thought I would decorate my front door with some new inspiration.  I love greenery, so I knew that was a must.  Our live Christmas tree is a Noble Fir.  A few of the lower branches were removed and I saved them for this project.  The rest of the greenery I cut from my own garden.  The photo below is how my door looks now.  Read on to learn the steps in creating your own holiday door decorations.

You will need a pair of pruners.

You will also need a package of ornament holders.

Noble Fir cut from the bottom of my Christmas tree.

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

Bay Laurus nobilis

Boxwood Little Gem

Place your greens together in a cluster, and then secure the group by using one of the ornament holders.

I selected this wreath made of ornaments from Target.  I like the contrast between the leaves and the ornaments.

Next, place your cluster of plant clippings on the back of the wreath.  Then use an ornament holder to secure the leaves to the wreath.  Continue this process until the entire wreath has a backing of the greenery.

Then hang the wreath on your front door.

Just lovely!

Next, take a rope and drape it around the door.

Continue to create clusters of the plant material and use the ornament holders to tie them to the rope.

Here is a close up of the plant material.

In this photo the door has greenery completely around it.

Very Nice!


But wait!  There’s more…two packages of white lights.

The white lights have been strung around the door.

Now the door glows.

Next, I added two 4-foot long garlands also purchased at Target.

Oh my gosh!  Looking Good!

Next, I used ornament holders to add more ornaments to the greenery

I was very pleased with myself!

Very inviting!

From start to finish this project took me three hours.

This was time very well spent.

Happy Holidays!

To view how my door looked last month follow this link: What's On My Front Porch

3 comments:

  1. Your door decorations are spectacular! I just love it - thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Your front door looks fabulous! Well done!

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  3. You should be pleased with yourself! Your decorations are just lovely!!! Looks like it was a lot of fun, too :-) Thanks for the detailed instructions! Have a wonderful Christmas :-) Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I really appreciate it :-) Welcome to garden blogging! It is addicting!!

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