The Cheshire Area of NAFAS

Winter 2016 How-to


Festive Door Ring

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to create your own distinctive arrangement.

Provided by Sharon Nolan.


  • 12" floral foam ring with plastic back.
  • A large bucket of tree ivy, conditioned in water overnight and flashed over with preferred colour. A couple of pieces of contorted willow, also sprayed.
  • One bunch of artificial poinsettias.
  • Approx. 18 to 24 inch length of strong wire/string for hanging.
  • German pins, or wire bent into hair-pins.
  • Small baubles, wired fir cones etc.
  • Scissors, secateurs, wire cutters.
Step 1
Step 2

Soak ring and chamfer to work on a more rounded form.

Loop strong wire/string hanger on ring.

Place contorted willow vertically on one side of the ring and hold in place with german pins (or wire hairpins).

Cut the tree ivy into approx 6cm pieces. Remove any leaves from bottom 2 cm. Some will be leaf only, others have berries.

Insert leaf only pieces into foam on the side with the contorted willow and the berried pieces on other. Start with outer pieces then inner and top pieces.

Cover the foam, but do not pack foliage too tightly to allow room to add other decorations.

Step 3
Step 4

Finish the ring by grouping artificial poinsettias and fir cones among the contorted willow.

Finally, fasten on small baubles.

To Hang - allow the ring to drip before hanging on door.

To maintain fresh material, water foam ring carefully at the top, allowing to trickle through.