This year I decided to go all natural on the front door. The only hint of faux is the wreath and there are still quite a few natural elements there.
A local nursery was having a clearance sale a few weeks back and that provided the inspiration I needed for the door. The tall arborvitae were just $9 each! I was planning to stop there but DH really liked the bird's nest spruce. I'm glad I went ahead and got those, too because they are darling! They were also a steal at $9 each.
I wrapped the arborvitae in burlap and dropped the spruce into metal buckets to hide the ugly black nursery pots. We will plant these either in nice containers or the back yard in the spring. I love that there will be minimal mess to clean up after Christmas and there are only a few things to store!
I was originally planning to do my same old fake garland around the door but several of you inspired me to go fresh there, too. I got a few extra branches from the throw away pile at the tree lot and used that to wire together the base of the garland. I tucked those into the screw hooks I have around the top of my door.I'm such a good citizen, too. I pruned a few hollies around town to add color. I like to help others out as much as I can - especially this time of year.
I got the base of the wreath on clearance for $20 in the fall. It had the pine cones and greenery plus pumpkins and gourds. I ripped those off (to used in next year's fall decor) and added picks of berries and the burlap ribbon with rusty jingle bells. Then I hung it from the door with jute twine. I love the random funkiness of it!
Here's how it looks all lit up at night. It turned out really cute and was relatively inexpensive to pull together. I'm so excited! I could sit and gaze for hours.
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