Country Living (USA)
CREATE A MERRY (Little) WELCOME
Like an eye-catching book cover, a festive front door sets the tone for interior merriment.
A rustic tobacco basket (birchlane.com), fresh greenery, and bright berries speak to tradition, while an oversize checked bow adds a touch of cheerful pattern. Use floral wire to fasten greenery in a neat bunch, and add pine cone accents.
Magnolia leaves and greenery pair for simple, natural swag, while dried oranges and pine cones add just a little color and texture. Understated burlap ribbon (papermart.com) bundles the bunch with a happily humble bow.
Sweet vintage wooden spools (berkshireshopgirl.etsy.com) wrapped with an assortment of thread, baker’s twine, ribbon, and rickrack provide pops of color and hint at the crafting and merrymaking happening just beyond the front door.
But of course the family’s most spirited figure eighter would outfit her door with fur-embellished ice skates filled with evergreen. A fluffy pom-pom “snowball” and mini silver ornaments (consumercrafts.com) round out the blade display.