Festive Up Your Front Door

by | Dec 31, 2019 | Tutorials | 0 comments

Front doors ask for a lot, first a wreath, and now a swag arrangement thing? Your door might be a bit over-eager to join the festivities, but hey – why not!

If you’re in the holiday spirit as much as your door is, read along for an easy-to-make door swag arrangement thing!

 

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Step 1: Gather your Supplies

Greens:

  • Dogwood branches
  • Curly willow branches
  • Birch logs (from Home Depot – $7 each)
  • Red Ilex
  • Baby blue eucalyptus
  • Variety of greens (cedar, fir, pine)

Supplies:

  • Old table cloth or sheet – really helps to contain the mess!
    Pruners
  • Scissors really won’t “cut it”
  • Container
    • You can use any container, we used a leftover container from our summer arrangements – to be green, we stayed away from floral foam, and instead used soil as the medium to stick our greens into

 

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Step 2: Put your Pruners to Work

Cut your greens into manageable sizes, we wanted to have a “front-facing” arrangement with an obvious back, so we kept the tall greens at the back. You’ll want to trim off any scraggly branches at the bottom, they impede you from sticking the greens into the soil

 

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Step 3: Get to Work!

Start with the greens, sticking them into the container of soil. I started with the back, and placed the tall greens, and then worked my way forward, staggering the height for visual appeal

 

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Step 4: Get Whimsical

Add in your “embellishments” – I interspersed the dogwood and curley willow throughout the pot, and then filled in the gap with ilex and baby blue eucalyptus

 

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Step 5: Sober Second Thought

Step back, assess, see if there are any gaps – and fill them in or adjust anything

 

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Thats it! So easy, and makes a stunning addition to any front door. These will easily last through the whole holiday season, and after the season you can move the sticks/eucalyptus inside into a decorative vase inside.

If you make one, tag us @_youfloral – we love to see what you create!

 

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Photography by https://www.whitneyearl.com/

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<h3> About Sarah F.</h3>

About Sarah F.

Sarah is the owner of You Floral based out of Victoria BC. She specializes in curating flower arrangements for life's most treasured moments. From weddings to celebrations she's widely recognized for her artistic floral selections and for providing DIY insights for many that love the idea of crafting their own bouquets.

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