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Christmas door decoration

You will need

  • Christmas tree branches (cut from the base while preparing the tree for outdoors)
  • Greenery, stems and seed heads (gathered from the garden)
  • Garden twine
  • Fishing line
  • 20 white battery-operated LED lights

Overview

Traditional door decorations are beautiful at Christmas time, although it's sometimes tricky to illuminate them. No more - with battery operated lights, you can add sparkle without trailing wires or a power source. This decoration couldn't be simpler or cheaper to create. Just use Christmas tree branches trimmed from the base of a tree, greenery gathered from your garden and a set of lights. We used pittosporum, miscanthus, ivy seed heads and a couple of phormium leaves.


Plant it: December
At its best: Christmas
Takes just: an hour

How to do it:

Tying garden greenery with twine

1

Gather your bunch of greenery together and tie tightly with garden twine. Use the Christmas tree branches for the back and build on top of them.


Securing a Christmas decoration to a front door

Hang the bunch from the top of your front door with a length of twine or fishing line. Add the lights, securing the battery pack at the top with more string.

Adam's tip

Make the decoration on a flat surface and attach the lights after hanging.




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