Gorgeous greenery: a quick and easy display for your door this Christmas

Make a scented bunch of greenery for your door

Wreaths aren’t the only way to decorate your front door this Christmas. How about trying a gathered, rustic bunch of greenery this year? They’re great if you’re short on time and money – it’s possible to make one in ten minutes for less than ten pounds. It’ll look and smell amazing.

All you need is a branch of spruce (trimmings from your Christmas tree are great), long strands of eucalyptus, ivy, rosemary and a few delicate twigs or seed heads – plus some string, ribbon and simple wired decorations. I bought my greenery from the local market, then gathered the ivy and twiggy bits from my garden. I got my decorations very cheaply in Wilkinson’s.

Start with your pieces of pine, then gradually lay your twigs and eucalyptus over the top. I used one large branch of spruce, but you could use lots of smaller pieces depending on what you have.

Make a gathered bunch of greenery

Once you’ve arranged your main pieces of greenery, add a sprig of rosemary and some ivy…

Make a scented bunch of greenery for your door

Tie the whole bunch together securely with some twine, making a loop at the back for hanging.

Make a scented bunch of greenery for your door

Add a few simple decorations (if these are on wires, wrap them round the string or greenery) and complete by tying everything together with a ribbon.

Make a scented bunch of greenery for your door

I chose a simple cream ribbon…

Make a scented bunch of greenery for your door

But red velvet also looks amazing!

Make a scented bunch of greenery for your door

I think I love these kind of gathered displays more than wreaths. The variations are endless – you could add berries and holly, or perhaps sparkly twigs and baubles. What do you think? 

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    • marmaladepie
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      December 7, 2016 / 11:42 am

      Thanks Cerys! I’d love to see a picture if you put one on Instagram! x

  1. December 6, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    This is so pretty, I’ve been really struggling to find a wreath I like so this would be a great solution if I can’t find what I’m looking for X

    • marmaladepie
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      December 7, 2016 / 11:43 am

      You should try it Lins! So easy and you can use whatever you can find on the market x

  2. December 6, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    It’s looks gorgeous! Such a nice idea. I’m off on a wreath making course next week. I can’t wait! x

    • marmaladepie
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      December 7, 2016 / 11:45 am

      I’m going on one too! I’m looking forward to learning some new skills! x

  3. December 7, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I am trying to decided whether or not to go out into the garden now in my PJs and but some holly and pine to make one of these right now. Yours look beautiful.
    #homeetc

  4. December 8, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Ahhh this looks beautiful! I’m attempting to make some kind of door decoration today so this has come just in time! x #HomeEtc

  5. December 13, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    Aaah you clever thing!! These look so pretty!! I’ve got loads of greenery in the garden — lots of ivy and berries etc… I think I might make some of these for the backs of peoples chairs on Christmas day!! SO festive!! Thanks so much for sharing Lizzie. Wishing you a very merry Christmas — look forward to seeing you for more #HomeEtc next year!! xx

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