Use a pencil to draw a template of a five-pointed star in the floral foam, and then use your knife to cut out the design. Soak the star in water for 30 minutes.
Tie garden twine around the centre of the star to make a loop to hang it from. Hold the star up by the twine to check the angle the star will hang from, and rearrange if necessary.
Push the holly into the foam, taking care to maintain the shape of the star, as just one sprig in the wrong place will distort it.
Save money by creating your own homemade decorations using plants from the garden.
Add the ivy flowers at regular intervals. Tie a length of fishing line to the twine at the back to hang the decoration from your door.