Monday, December 19, 2011

Door Decor

Funds are tight for many of us this Christmas, but that doesn't mean that seasonal cheer has to be lacking. I made a wreath for our front door that cost me nothing, but which I had a lot of enjoyment making.

I created the wreath base from fallen silver birch twigs - Our garden has been littered with them since the recent high winds we had. I simply twisted and wound them around each other to create the circle.

I then harvested a few lengths of ivy (It grows like a weed everywhere along our garden's boundary) I also collected a few ivy berries and holly berries for colour.

These were all just pushed in to the twig base. I wanted it to have a simple country look, not too ostentatious, as I don't feel that would be appropriate for this year.

A wired ribbon that I'd saved from a gift was tied in a bow to complete the decoration.

Lots more to show you, but Blogger has messed up my post formatting, so I need to know this is going to upload, before I add more festive posts. (Is anyone else having problems with the old system on Google Chrome?)
Have a great week,
Niki x

16 comments:

  1. Hi Niki, that is stunning and an inspiration. Thanks for helping me to 'have a go'. hope you have a lovely festive time and some peace too. You deserve it. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx

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  2. Hi Niki beautiful as we expect. My Mum uses the birch twigs to start her log burner, she twists a handful into a small bundle and then puts them on with other twigs.
    T x

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  3. That looks really pretty Niki, and looked like it was fairly easy to do too.

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  4. I use the old system Nicki, and I haven't had any problems as yet...

    Love this wreath Niki. Very elegant and understated! Just beautiful :o)

    Have a happy 'last week before Christmas' my dear.
    Take care,
    Love Donna xx

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  5. What a beautiful wreath!
    Sally x

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  6. Looks lovely,love the green ribbon.Love Jill xx

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  7. I have all the ingredients, but I usually just use them to make a greens and berries bouquet for the kitchen table. I've never attempted a wreath before. Yours is just lovely... maybe I'll try it.
    Hugs!

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  8. Lovely wreath, I shall be doing mine on Wednesday, however, the birds have, once again, pinched all the holly berries. I subsitute Iris foetidissima berries which are more orange than red but do a pretty good job.
    Carol xx

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  9. Just lovely and so nice when made from country walks or your garden.

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  10. I love your wreath Niki. I had such fun making mine too, it's such fun going foraging and then creating! Jane x

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  11. Dear Niki,
    You make everything look so easy! A great wreath!
    June.

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  12. Hi Niki,
    Your wreath looks wonderful and so pretty against the colour of your door,i have to go into the garden and collect some greenery and i might give this a go.
    I just posted our Christmas tree and its covered in roses x

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  13. Simply beautiful....i love this idea..thank you
    nita ^.^

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  14. Merry Christmas to you and your readers, I'm just stopping by new blogs that i think are interesting. And then ill put some of those on my favorites list to visit again. Happy holidays folks and wishing everyone a healthy new years as well. Richard from a Amish community in Pennsylvania.

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  15. Merry Christmas, Niki! Thanks for all the loveliness throughout the year. MaryC now in Iowa

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  16. I like the wreath - if you didn't have silver birch is there anything else you'd use? I bought a wreath from the Range (50% off!). But I am going to make swags this year. Live in the countryside so lots of things to use.

    I've just downloaded Chrome and blogger is working group. I was using IE on a new laptop and nightmare - had to keep logging in whenever i wanted to do anything, leave comments etc.

    Look forward to more posts. Wehave a linky party 1st Jan - trying hard to get them know so join in if interested.

    Lesley

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Niki xx