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Christmas Decorations for Your Entryway

Madison Mayberry gives us a fabulous tutorial on how to decorate our entryways for Christmas.

This festive Christmas decoration is the perfect way to greet guests as they arrive at your house for a terrific holiday party! What's so wonderful about this decoration is that the tree can remain potted season after season and you can insert new decorations depending on the occasion so you'll always have a festive entryway.

We love the idea of adding colorful flowers in the spring and summer. Get creative with this fabulous Christmas decoration and add in your own special touches for a completely customized arrangement.

Christmas Decoration Supplies

Urn - at least 18" wide, with two holes in the bottom for drainage
Tree - consult your nursery on the best trees for your area
Good quality potting soil
Pine cones
Lights (optional)
Additional greenery such as Fox wood
Lemon Leaves
Long stems of grass
Floral preservative or hairspray
Floral picks with wire attached


Pot your tree in the urn with potting soil. The type of tree used in the video is an Alberta Spruce, but consult your local nursery on a tree  best suited for your area.

Cover potting soil with pine cones and a few acorns until you create a nice, even layer.

At this time add some lights if you choose. 

Next, add some additional greenery such as Foxwood. Foxweed turns a beautiful shade of green, as it dries, which gives your tree depth and variation.

Add a coat of floral preservative or hairspray.

Add more pine cones and lemon leave is clusters throughout the tree.

Then, add  smaller elements such as the grass.

Add ribbon loops. Cut ribbon  into 5-7" long strips. Gather ends, pinch tightly and close with floral picks. Scatter through  out tree and fill in gaps.

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