Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Decorating Tip: Berry and Bow Door Bucket

As promised, here's how to fill your door bucket easily and inexpensively.

Start with evergreen clippings in your yard.  I used Indian laurel, Leyland Cypress, and holly bush clippings.

Add a small selection of holiday picks from your craft store.  These were $1.99 each at Garden Ridge.  I only ended up using two.

Cut florists foam to fit in a sandwich size ziploc bag.  The bag should not be able to close.

Soak the foam in water until it's saturated.

While the foam is soaking, trim greenery off the ends of your clippings, leaving long stems.

Place the soaked foam into the ziploc bag as shown.

Settle the foam down into the door bucket.  All of your live greenery will be inserted into the foam.  Your artificial picks will be inserted on the outer edges of the door bucket.

Taller clippings were placed in back, shorter ones in the front.  Note the variety of leaf shapes and colors.

Hang on a decorative hanger, like the Mix-and-Match Wreath Hanger shown here. 

Your fresh greenery will last up to three weeks with a little water added every few days to the foam.  Maybe even longer in colder temperatures. :)

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