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Festive Front Yard

Make greenery twinkle for a welcoming entryway.

Brighten outdoor walkways by lacing grapevine balls with mini tree lights, then placing them atop a row of planters filled with boughs of cedar, boxwood and spruce — a mix that delivers rich texture. Come spring, remove the lights and dot the balls through the garden as objets. Draw attention to the front door by draping it with a lush garland of B.C. cedar laced with dainty tree lights. To make a garland like this one, lay two boughs side by side and wrap them together with florist's wire, then again with strands of white Christmas lights. Repeat until you have formed a garland; center it over the door, and use nails or adhesive hooks to fasten the garland to the frame so that it drapes down the sides of the door.

See more festive exterior decorating ideas in our Outdoor Holiday Decorations gallery.

  • Photographer: Donna Griffith
  • Source: House & Home November 2010 issue
  • Products: All fresh greenery, grapevine balls, Sheridan Nurseries.

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