Creative, Yet Easy

This a walk along memory lane from a time when we attended home tours.  One of those many canceled events because it is 2020 and the time of the epidemic.

Not sure if these are live plants or not, but they could easily be container plants, like Boxwood that can be trimmed and shaped.  The rounded form and the fancy pots make these stand out.

I like the idea of decorating something you already own.  This sled has a winter theme, but think about other items, like a tricycle.  Even though it can’t be hung, it could welcome guests to your front door.

So easy and yet, attractive.  Let the orange slices dry out before using them.

Just put a pot of Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) in pots and place them among cactus or agaves.  Of course, they are tropical, so they cannot be outside in really cold weather.  But you could use winter hardy violas or pansies in pots.

Or you might even decorate your agaves with gumballs.  They need to be strong enough to bear the extra weight.

Create Christmas trees with sheet music or tear the pages out of an old hymnal.

Decorate kitchen cabinets with purchased wreaths or create your own.  I personally would have chosen a brighter color for the bows.

Cut out Christmas ornaments out of heavy card stock and string them under a picture frame or old window.

This garland is made from folded squares of tissue paper.  Red and green tissue paper would make it more seasonal.  Add a string of lights and voila.

Fill any container with Christmas balls or other decorations hanging on small branches.

Use a baby buggy, wagon, or any other item used to transport whatever.  Fill it with anything Christmasy and you have a unique decoration.

This made me wish I had a old wooden tool box.  But other outside wooden or metal garden items would work.

Bake some gingerbread men and ladies, decorate, and string them together.  A clever hanging garland for anywhere.  Of course, then the remaining cookies can be eaten. However, these may be made of an inedible material.

Just a few borrowed ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
                                                                                                                       Dr. Seuss

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