Last year, Cherry Ong shared some of her plant-based holiday décor (check out the post here), and she’s sharing some more ideas with us now. What do you use from the garden to decorate for the holidays? We’d love to see your ideas and share them on the GPOD!
Here’s what Cherry had to say.
Swags were my main plant craft last year, as I was too late to pick up those fresh and full natural wreaths at Costco. I used some leaves (Thuja ‘Forever Goldie’), flowers (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Quickfire’), and berries (Callicarpa bodinieri) from my own little garden.
Swag with beautyberries and thuja leaves. Last year was my first time to use beautyberries for holiday decor, and my friends who received them as gifts said they fared well through the holiday season. As usual, I augmented with some store-bought items.
Close-up of the beautyberry swag
Swag made using dry hydrangea flowers
I also whipped up some containers, mostly of succulents, as holiday gifts in addition to the swags. A good friend sent me his unused sinamay fabric, which came in handy for wrapping these container-garden gifts.
For my holiday table, I decided to switch up my usual coastal theme (admittedly, I was too lazy to switch them out) by offering up my favorite Mangave Moonglow as a centerpiece. I then tucked in some resin starfishes as accents. I figure that since I have so many overwintered houseplants/succulents, I might as well put them to good use instead of buying flowers.
Any leftovers were used for floral arrangements indoors.
In the living area, I decked out a blue coral centerpiece with some mini LEDs and tillandsias. The glass octopus ornament is a cherished gift from my daughter.
It’s not your usual holiday tree, but I think it’s pretty festive for the season.
Another holiday swag
And one last holiday swag hanging from the door
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