Today a good friend of the GPOD, Cherry Ong from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (see some of her previous posts here and here) is sharing some beautiful and creative ways she decorates for the holidays using materials from her garden. They’re beautiful, and best of all, they don’t look too difficult! I’m not the craftiest of people, but I think I could pull off some of these.
Here’s what Cherry had to say:
Winter is the time of year when I miss gardening, so I try to squeeze in some garden crafts with my holiday decorating. Here are a few photos from last winter’s outdoor and indoor holiday decor.
My best decorating trick was with a bag of cranberries for my agaves. The berries are perfect for my big blue Agave ovatifolia ‘Frosty Blue’ (Zones 7–9). They’re economical and compostable, too, when the season is over.
Of course, the season would not be complete without fresh wreaths hung on the front and back doors. Costco sells the best fresh wreaths around, but I remove all the goodies and design and attach my own. My goodies are a combination of foraged and store bought.
I love that Cherry uses a store-bought wreath as a base for these creations. I don’t have the skills to make a whole wreath, but I could certainly add in highlights cut from the garden!
Anything left over gets clipped and arranged into florals for the holiday table.
More leftovers arranged simply for a table-top display.
Avid GPODers probably remember the moss and pine-cone arrangements from a previous holiday post. Here I added an antler and some glass balls for some fun.
Wishing you all joy through the season. I know I feel joy as I forage through my garden and trim my tree and home with fresh greens and berries.
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