Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wreaths with Fresh Greens

It's amazing what fresh greens will do-they'll fill your home with that Christmas smell, make a mess on your floor and make your hands sticky. But most importantly, they'll add a bit of punch and depth to artificial greens.
On the front porch:

So I had a few artificial wreaths and a ho-hum tree on the front porch. They were looking a little sad, they needed a bit of punch. Lucky for me, I have a husband who gets paid to take away other people's unwanted greens. Well, he has to cut them and stuff, but it works out pretty good for me. One morning I casually asked, "do you think you could find some greens
for the porch?" He came home that night with a bunch, a whole big pile of them. What a man.
So I got to work. I added fresh greens to the porch and to all the wreaths. What a difference.
Here's one wreath before the fresh stuff. It's okay, but kind of flat and shiny.
Afterward, much better. It's got depth and looks less fake. I just trimmed and stuffed the fresh ones into the wire frame of the fake one.

Remember this wreath? I took off the fall stuff and stuffed in the fresh greens. Yep, just crammed them into the grapevine. Took me 10 minutes, seriously-the hubby timed me.

Yep, every one's helping to get things ready for Christmas. Just make sure you have your safety goggles nice and tight.

Oh, the best part? Totally free, this would be a great way to use the stuff you have to trim off your fresh tree. Don't have one? I bet your neighbors do. They don't? Well maybe the Christmas tree lot down the street? No luck, well-just find some handsome landscape guy to help ya out.


  1. You are a creative thing! These wreaths are beautiful; you added much beauty to your home.

  2. Oh my gosh! I have to run outside RIGHT NOW and get some greens! Those wreaths are so great. I love the one with the rod iron around it.
    The Tea Party looked like so much fun. What a lucky little girl.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Thanks for your tulle idea, I'm going to give it a try!

    Take Care,


  3. WOW...I love the wreaths!!!

    Glad you liked the Christmas Cookie Recipes...they are YUMMY!!!

    Thanks for the prayers for everyone!! This is something the Lord stirred up in offer a place every week...where we can pray for one another.


    ps...hope you come around again!


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