Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lousianna and Texas Christmas Doors

 The first thing I decorated this year was my front door! I was so excited!
 My friend Donna who is living in Louisiana started this whole process. I guess in Louisiana they decorate their front doors every season with geo-mesh. I had no idea what geo-mesh was or what it looked like. Donna loved her neighbors door and asked if she would help her make her front door swag. Donna and I were very curious as to how they create a geo-mesh swag, so we researched and researched. We never found a swag like her neighbors, but we found so many doors, wreaths and other projects that we fell in love with the look of geo-mesh. We watched so many tutorials.
DecoPoly Mesh is 21" in width and comes in 10 yard rolls.The fabric-like material is durable, waterproof and great for outdoor use, but still delicate enough for indoor use. It will eventually fade out in the direct sunlight, but it takes a while.
Meanwhile Donna shopped at Paul Michaels and bought all the stuff she needed and probably more. As we were skying she showed me her finds and of course I got excited! The next thing I did was go hunting for geo-mesh. I found it in Hobby Lobby. It was $10.99 but I got it  for half price, so I bought it! they did not have a huge color selection. I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do with this stuff.
In Louisiana they use Geo-mesh, ribbons and a grapevine and somehow make a beautiful work of art over their front doors. Donna sent me pictures so I am going to share with you her beautiful, unique front door.

They add lights and ornaments and whatever they like to the mesh! I just love this idea. You can also see her tree through her front door.

The best part, you can change it from season to season by adding seasonal ornaments. She used two different colors of mesh and a mesh ribbon. So much eye candy to look at!


So now that you know where my inspiration came from ......

My front door!
It is not as elaborate as Donna's swag but very pretty.

It is simple......I think next year I would use more bulbs. I wasn't sure what I was doing. I was just doing!

It came together rather nicely I think.

I am in the Christmas Spirit! How about you? I love to decorate......hope you will share your door with me. Leave me a comment so I can come and visit!

I will be sharing Front doors in my neighborhood. Our subdivision has a contest so the decorations are beautiful! It seems some neighbors try to out do, one another. Imagine that!

It is always very exciting!

From Our House to Yours, Merry Christmas!

Blessings to you all,


  1. Ilove your wreath and garland. That mesh is some kind of wonderful stuff! I did a wreath and a tree topper.

  2. Hello Sweet Lady....This is the first time to your blog and it is charming. And of course you live in Texas and that is so special to me. We lived in Austin for 22 years. We are Texans at heart. I LOVE, LOVE LOVE your door. Its is absolutely gorgeous. You did a manificent job!!! It is so beautiful and inviting. I am a new blogger of just a few weeks but I am going to become a follower of yours. Thanks for sharing your lovely lovely home.

  3. Gorgeous doors.

    I have some of the mesh and have yet to try it, need to do that.

  4. So very pretty! I'm going to have to get some of that mesh. Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Hope you have a grand day! Toodles, Kathryn

  5. It is gorgeous! U must be sad to be leaving your beauitiful home!