Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Front Door Wreath

Front Door Greens Wreath @DewdropGardens


This wreath took a long time but I think it is worth it. It is hanging on our front door above the greens arrangement. Originally I was planning on hanging the sinamay wreath there (for all of 15 minutes), but it was way too big and didn't look right with the arrangement below. That arrangement was crying out for a greens wreath. And since I can't have too much greenery...


I started with an 18" wire wreath frame, florist wire, greens left over from my arrangement, ribbon, battery operated lights, and fun decor. 


I began by wiring cedar, pine and boxwood to all 3 parts of the frame.


I worked my way around the frame. It took time, but I wanted to be sure the greenery would stay put.


And continued on each section till it was full.


Then I added magnolia leaves, incense cedar, and my painted hydrangeas. I also sprayed and glittered the whole wreath.


I wired in the string of lights and added some gold bling I had left over from last year.


I made the bow, attached it and hung it on the outside of the screen door on the front porch. The picture isn't the greatest...can't figure out how to make the most of my camera. 

It is above the potted arrangement I made earlier so I wanted it to match. I think it looks great!!



And now I'm noticing that the magnolia leaves have moved...so much for staying put. They look like bunny ears with the hydrangea blooms. lol


Our other front door is decorated similar but using a sled and a wreath and a large greens arrangement. Both can be seen from the street so I wanted them to tie in together. 

Do you use fresh greenery in your decor for Christmas? Do you put it indoors so you can smell Christmas all season?

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13 comments:

  1. Your wreath and sled look lovely. We used to have a similar sled in the garage but I can't seem to find it and don't remember what happened to it. I'll probably find it in the spring!

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  2. This is a stunning wreath!! I love it! :)

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  3. Gorgeous wreath! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am following you now. I host a weekly Pin Me Linky Party that goes Fri-Wed. Please feel welcome to come join us!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Debbie!!!

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  5. What a great job you did having the wreath match the previous potted arrangement. I love your house. I give it five out of five strands of lights! (As we go around looking at the lights, we rate the houses!) My favorite of your posts this season has been the one with the sled.

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  6. Lovely wreath...even with the bunny ears! lol Nancy

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  7. How beautiful!! Now all we need is snow!!

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  8. The addition of the magnolia leaves and hydrangea sure made the wreath beautiful.

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  9. love your wreath. Fresh greens always smell so good.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasure

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  10. What a gorgeous wreath - and you can use it for Easter too with it's cute bunny ears! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!
    Kelly

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  11. So beautiful..I love the colors..wish you a very happy 2013 :)

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