The latest Christmas trend seems to be Christmas Door Bows. As this will be the first year that we will not be decorating the outside of our house, I wanted to find something to make the outside look Christmassy. When I stumbled across this idea, I was sold! At first look, it seemed quite complicated but I quickly realised there was an easy way to do it that would take just 5 minutes.
(Just a quick note as some people seem to be concerned about the postman! Organza is quite stretchy, so there will be no problems receiving mail as normal)
As Christmas Door Bows are a popular home decoration, there are plenty of companies out there who are selling ready-made door bows – which come at a hefty price! I ordered the organza from Amazon, which cost just £3.99 at the time I purchased it.
So, here’s how I did it.
What You Will Need:
- Organza (or your material of choice)
- Safety Pins or Stapler
Organza usually comes on a roll, for you to cut to measure yourself. Measure your door, leaving enough to tie it. I added on a bit extra on top, just in case!
With your door open, hold one end of the organza and wrap it length ways over the front of your door – the ends should be inside!
Bring both ends of the organza to the middle of the inside of your door and cross them over. Imagine you are tying a ribbon – do it the same way! At this point, the inside of your door should have an ‘+’ in the middle.
Both ends of the organza should now be pointing width ways, so you can wrap it around the width of your door. When you finish this step, you should be outside, at the front of the door.
Tie it into a cross once again and push the ends back around the width of the door – ending up inside.
Tie a knot in the centre of the door to keep it all in place and cut off any excess. Both sides of the door should look the same, except the front will have no knot.
I made my own bow with the leftover material, however you could always buy one, and attach it with pins.