ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | December 18, 2007

Stylish front door decorations for the Holidays | DIY

I promised you a Holiday craft project to decorate your front store. Watch my video for clues on how to make your own bunch of baubles. This was based on a concept featured on the December 2007 issue of Living etc.

More tips on how to craft your own hanging baubles composition

hanging baubles at my front door

  • It seems natural that everything hangs from a central point. First, I clustered a few large and small baubles on top of my middle ornament. Before your begin, make sure your central ornament has a ribbon long enough to hang all the groups.
  • This design called for a tight composition. Small baubles work wonderfully as fillers.
  • I like to play with the contrasts in dimensions, shapes and shines.
  • Even if I went for an almost monochromatic red and pink combination, the festive look was achieved with the addition of punch colors. Orange and green balls cheered up my composition.
  • Ask someone to hold the baubles while you are building your creation. Otherwise, use a towel bar or a clothes hanger to hold it in place while you are assembling.
  • Fishing lines were used for crowding together balls with the traditional hook and to place the ornament bunches at different heights.
  • I braided satin ribbons to make a silky rope. Another option is a fancy cord available at any great textile store.

Like I said on my video, be crafty and welcome your guests in style this Holiday.

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3 Responses to “Stylish front door decorations for the Holidays | DIY”

  1. ooohhh…i love this so much!!

  2. Thanks for the great tips! The hanging baubles composition is just fabulous!

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