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Christmas Entryway Greenery Display

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Easy Christmas display of decorative greenery found around your yard.
Spruce up your home with Holiday touches that have great fragrance!
 
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Step 1: Find and Cut Greenery

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Tools Needed to cut and trim greenery

1. Craftsman Gloves
2. Craftsman Heavy-Duty Lopper
3. Craftsman Pruner

Cut off full looking shrub ends and leave some clean branch area for easier attachment.

Types of Greenery to use:

Cypress - Flat, supple, blush-green sprays with slender branches can be easily twisted into swags and wreaths.

Spruce  Stiff, irregular branches has prickly needles and pinecones may vary from very dark to steely blue.

White Pine  long, soft needles (up to 8 inches long).

Laurel  produces a pleasingly fruity fragrance.

Eucalyptus  dust blue-green leaves give off a lemon-like scent.

Rosemary  branches with needle-like leaves.

Magnolia  glossy, dark green leaves with a velvety rust-brown underside.

English Holly  glossy, dark leaves.

Wates Golden Pine  long-lasting needles turn golden only in the winter months.

Cedar  tufted clusters of short needles arranges along graceful branches range in color from green to silver-blue.

Step 2: Prepare the Base

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The base can be any shape or size. Use your Craftsman Tape Measure to size up your display area. If your base is an unusual size or shape you may need to make a template out of paper and copy it to your base material.

Base area needed:
clean and add a towel or felt if you think you may damage your base.

Tools:
1. Craftsman Tape Measure
2. Safety Goggles
3. Gloves
4. Craftsman C3 Drill
5. Craftsman Staple Gun
6. Craftsman Cutting tools either: Saber Saw, Circular Saw, or Rotary tool
7. Speed Clamp
8. (Cutting guide if needed)

Base Material:
I used 3/4 in. scrap ply-wood for the base and a scrap 1/2 in. piece of pine for the back support.

Cut base material to a slightly smaller size or shape of your base leaving enough area to hold your creation and small so that it is not visible.



Step 3: Begin adding your prepared greenery to the base area

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Safely move these tools to your base area to continue working. (Craftsman Small Tool Bag)

Tools Needed:
1. Craftsman Staple Gun
2. Craftsman Pruning Shears
3. Craftsman Gloves
4. Wire
5. Wire cutter

Go to your prepared greenery and start trimming small pieces to apply to your base. I used a few larger and harder to handle (prickly needled) pines first. Staple the larger ones to the base and upright support. Start in the center of the base and work your way out. Base, then back support, use alternating greenery types. Keep adding various greenery to fill up your base area. See Photos...

Continue as needed...

Add pine cones, English Holly, Ribbon, Christmas decorations to your liking.

Have Fun!



kostillwell5 years ago
Wow! This looked Great! Will you come to my house next Christmas to decorate???
westskier5 years ago
I really like your instructable!!! I am going to do this next year for the holidays. I think that it is awesome that you used all Craftsman tools to do the project. Others that I have seen on here are not even using Craftsman tools. You should get extra points for using their tools for the contest. Good luck!!
SkiEO westskier5 years ago
DITTO! Nice set of Craftsman tools dude!
MissJ-5 years ago
This looks beautiful!!
sportspatrol (author) 5 years ago
This was a gift to my Mom. She wanted something festive in her entryway that looked nice for the Holidays and when her Bridge group came over. She said everyone loved it! Thanks Mom! 1/5/09
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