WELCOME Christmas!
Written by on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I have always enjoyed the earthy tradition of using fruit to create organic holiday decor.  It’s a very popular look in Williamsburg, Virginia.  However, in Florida, using real fruit would quickly create a mess, once the heat began fermenting the fruit (LOL).  But, I didn’t let that stop me!  To make this decoration, I simply looked for realistic faux (fake) fruit and cut each piece in half, using a serrated (blade)  knife.   Then, I glued my fruit “halves” to an arch-shaped piece of styrofoam (I recycled from a box I received) and added some silk Magnolia leaves around the perimeter, to finish-off my design.  Of course, if you live in a colder climate, you could use real fruit to create the same look…. LUCKY! ;- )  (LOL)  Anyway, here’s a photo of my version, which I used to top a garland around my front door:

s_Front Door_Della Robbia Fruit Arch

 Enjoy the Creativity!

eileen_red



One Comment

  1. I love this. I grew up in Virginia (about 50 miles from Williamsburg) … this Christmas tradition was in our home, as well. Yours looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing, and thank for letting me post a few of my Christmas pics to your Facebook page! Take care, Becca

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