The Jack-O-Lanterns have made their way to the compost pile. You know what to do with the leftover leftovers, make soup, of course. Now it's time to have some fun planning holiday decorations.
Wide wired ribbon is used to enhance the shape and give your tree a personality. I did learn one thing. The material I used was too stiff, and I couldn't create the draping effect that I wanted. A better choice would have been a wired ribbon that was softer, like a taffeta ribbon. I decorated the tree with favorite ornaments. You could also add some miniature lights; stores were all sold out last year.
Holiday time can be an exciting time to recast your garden in new roles. Pinecones can be dipped in wax or glue and sprinkled with glitter, then added to a basket of greens.
Think of the grey branches of our rabbitbrush with just a touch of silver glitter and arranged in a burgundy, or other rich color container, can be an eyecatcher. A bundle of small twigs wrapped together with a decorative trim can be just as attractive as a spendy bundle of cinnamon sticks.