I love to try all styles of Christmas decor so when I was asked to go decorate the entrance way of our other nursery location in White Rock that also converts over to a Christmas store, I decided to go with something that was seasonally simple.
I use a lot of decor mesh when I’m doing my over the top theme tree’s, check out some of those here. But I’m really into pine cones, burlap, twine and raffia this year too. I went around the shop and decided to put together a display using simple items that could be jazzed up for a festive touch….here’s what I came up with.
I found a stack of awesome garden brooms made out of natural straw. I added some fresh greens, pine cones and red raffia and hung it up on the wall. A great alternative to a wreath.
But I needed a wreath for the display as well, so I used a faux 30″ round and worked burlap into it. I took red raffia and wrapped it around my fingers several times, stuck the bundles into the wreath and fanned them out to make them look like paper balls. There’s red lights in this wreath as well which will look spectacular at night.
Of course being a nursery, we have plenty of garden supplies on hand, so I made up a couple of the tomato cage Christmas trees ( go to the post for these here ) and made them rustic with burlap and more raffia.
To finish it off I surrounded the vignette with a simple garland with pine cones, raffia and red osier dog wood twigs. I like the look and all the natural, found and up-cycled elements I used to create it.
The wreath below is one ( well… of two ) that I made for a customer…she bought it right out of my hands minutes after I made it and ordered another one. They look fabulous on her large double wooden doors….I guess I need to make a few more