Holiday Decor And DIY That Go Beautifully Together
The holiday season is all about creating, from the stories we tell, share and read aloud, to the foods we make, the tables we set, the presents we wrap and the atmosphere we create. Our homes are made magical by cherished ornaments and decor that we look forward to putting out every year, but also by the new and fresh items we introduce–Christmas trees, mistletoe, garland, ivy and more. Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts thinks that every year can be a mix of tradition, improvisation and creativity. The things we make can stand alongside the beloved pieces we use again and again. And sometimes, we can make a fresh floral item our own.
Take our Six Inch Norfolk Pine for example. This is the perfect tabletop tree, with its bright, lime green leaves and fuzzy texture. It brings a ton of seasonal character to the table, but also leaves room for personalization. Reserve your teensiest ornaments to decorate this tree, which looks at home on a kitchen or coffee table, or try something new and create a floral tree.
What’s a floral tree, you ask? Well it’s different than simply decorating your Christmas tree with silk flowers, though those are involved here. The modern trend is to wrap the flowers around like a garland, with the ultimate effect looking like the swirl on an ice cream cone. To achieve this with your table top tree, gather some faux flowers of appropriate scale but with some variance between them in size and type. Stay within three colors or so to keep the look contemporary. Trim the ends with a craft scissor or wire cutters to about 1-22 inches; this way, you’ll be able to tuck the flowers into your tree easily. Then, begin tucking flowers, building a lush garland that swirls upward. Combine flowers so that texture and color are brought to full effect. If you prefer a slimmer garland with just rings of blooms, that works too. Above all, have fun making something new and different with your tabletop pine.test