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A Classic Holiday Door (DailyBuzz Moms 9×9)

As the holidays approached, I knew I wanted to decorate in a special way. I was looking for an elegant lighted look/idea that’s classic but refreshing. When I saw this pin on Pinterest, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

I loved the regal look of the lighted design, and how it was simple but just perfectly elegant all the same.

Originally, I planned to light the mini trees too, but after discovering that the only light strand that would work was a short battery-powered one, I reconsidered. Because everything has to be turned on separately, that adds more daily work to the house upkeep. Not fun.

Still, this look is a great holiday one.

Oh, and those mini trees? We’ll be planting them in the spring in our yard — a small step toward bringing back a little privacy to our Hurricane Irene and freak snow-storm-ravaged property.

How to Recreate This Look:

You need:

  • 1 large Command hook (a removeable hook)
  • 3 medium Command hooks
  • 1 decorated Christmas wreath
  • 1 strand battery operated LED lights (about 18-25 lights)
  • 2 lighted garlands (9 feet each)
  • 2 potted live evergreen trees (with decorative pots, as desired)

How to do it:

  1. Start by handing the Command hooks. The large hook is for the wreath. Hang it in the center of the door. The three mediums will hold the garland. Arrange them around the door — two a bit lower on the frame and one centered at a higher point. Allow the hangers to set according to package directions.
  2. Hang the Christmas wreath from the large Command hook. Attached the two lighted garlands together, taking care to bring them together so they appear seamlessly connected. Hang from the three medium hooks, ensuring that they are evenly divided among the three.
  3. Using the battery-operated lights, arrange the lights around the wreath so that it’s evenly lighted.
  4. Place the two potted evergreen pots to either side of the door.
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