Oj can you believe it is Day 8 already. This series is speeding along like there is no tomorrow, except there is and I am not even ready for it……
But I am ready to show you todays post: my Christmas front door decorations. This year I am particularly proud, because I think it turned out just right.
If you know me at all, you will know I have this thing for using free and natural materials in my decorating. And this little swagger is just that: big, bold and beautiful, and totally free.
I took advantage of a sunny afternoon the other week and went outside to whip up this baby and he has been hanging proudly by our door ever since.
I did a step by step, but that would become a very long affair in this post, so I added a slideshow with instructions separately. Just click the image to go there.
Of course I didn’t stop with just that beauty of a hanger next to my front door. It wouldn’t be Christmas after all without a welcoming door wreath.
I didn’t want my wreath to take away from my other decoration so I just made sure they coordinated and kept her simple. I hot glued a bag of small bark stars to my ready-bought wreath and hung that baby up.
I searched high and low for a link to these stars for you that would be available to everyone, but couldn’t find one. I bought them online in the floral arranging shop in Belgium. I am sure they can be found elsewhere too.
But back to the main subject at hand. As you can see my swag/ garland got a little extra too. I had some of that bark ribbon left I used to make my Fall lanterns. I thought about cutting it in stars too, but that seemed like a lot of work. So instead I cut it in small squares, hot glued them together with some twine in between and made little mini garlands that I attached to my swag here and there and everywhere.
Together with those huge dried hydrangea heads, the large pinecones and the strips of burlap, it all makes for a very natural look.
Just as I like.
So that’s that. My front door is ready for Christmas too. And now tell me, these Christmas front door decorations: how would you native English speakers have called it. I went with swag, but debated garland, thought hanger might be it but still felt I totally might have missed the proper term. Tell me how would you call that “thing” I have hanging next to my front door?
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