Steve was out of town, so I decided late one night to get started in the garage. I have no photos of the actual making of these because it was dark and cold and I was hurrying to finish!
1. black pots (already owned)
2. tree trimming from our Fraiser Fir tree from Lowe's (they always have tree trimmings on hand you can get for free even if you don't get a real tree)
3. pinecones (had a large stash in the christmas bins from previous projects)
4. gold glittery branches (I picked these up last year from a craft store)
5. silver glittery sticks (picked up for $2 at Joann Fabrics)
6. red holly sticks (already had in stash)
7. red glitter sticks (already had in stash)
8. pine garland (picked up at Trader Joe's for $7)
9. rocks/pepples for weight
I basically ransacked my Christmas stash for anything that I could stick in these pots. I added some rocks/pebbles to the pots to weigh them down, about half way. I started with the tree trimmings and just started sticking them in. I then cut pieces of the pine garland to spill over the sides of the pot. Once the greenery was full, I added in all the glitter sticks and holly in random places. I topped them off with the pinecones for a little added earthiness and texture.
I plan to spray these with water every now and then, just as I do the garland around the door. I'm not sure how long they will last, but hopefully through December! The home tour I'm participating in started today, and my tour will be on Friday!
I'm so pleased to have been asked by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life to participate in her Christmas Home Tours this year! I hope you will check out every home and get inspired! What I love about design and blogs and people sharing their homes is that everyone has their own unique style, and they are all to be appreciated. It's so fun to peak inside and see what people do with their homes at the holidays! Ive directly linked the home tours for today! xo
Monday - Dec 7th
Tuesday - Dec 8th
Wednesday - Dec 9th
Thursday - Dec 10th
Fri - Dec 11th