Cold weather clothes, oldie Christmas songs, twinkling lights, the smell of pine trees, cinnamon, hot apple cider..need I go on??
The decorating at my house starts immediately after Thanksgiving. I've started a tiny tradition where I make a homemade decoration every December, and this year I decided on this holly berry monogram for our front door.
great tutorial on how to make this little door decoration.
A yard or so of burlap ribbon
Lots of berries
Wooden letter of your choice
Hot glue gun
I got all of my materials at my local Michaels.
I pulled clumps and individual berries off of their branches and glued them to the letter. You want to make sure there aren't any gaps, so keep gluing until you're satisfied with the look. It took me more berries than I expected to make mine feel full.
|RIP to the J. Crew catalog that was my workspace.|
Then I used the burlap to tie a bow for it to hang on. Luckily the letter P lends itself to being easily hung. For letters like M, that aren't so well endowed, I suggest stapling two pieces of burlap to either end of the letter in the back, creating a triangle when you tie the bow on top.
And there you have it. I am in love with mine. It adds an instant burst of Christmas to the front door, and is also a little more personal than the traditional wreath.
The Petersons are ready for Christmas!