It starts for me about mid October~TimberPine is buzzing with PumpkinFest activities and I have the opportunity to stroll through the 120 acres of nursery, looking for inspiration…..for Christmas. Yes..I start early, but it’s all in preparation of making something new, different, spunkier than last year. This round, I started with these 4 elements : Black Hill Spruce, Red Twig Dogwood, Birch Twigs, and White Pine. From there…I let my imagination take me…changed things up a couple times and today, I’m somewhat satisfied with my creations. I will most likely switch it up somewhere between here and Christmas.
Start with the evergreen tips first and casually integrate the birch twigs. Don’t think too hard about it. A quick arrangement may look more natural…the look you’re going for. In a basket at the floor, I’ve carelessly placed the evergreen snipits and threw in a few ornaments.
I found this “snowball” arrangement online atGainer’s Creek Crafts and thought it would look great in a bowl mixed with White Pine sprigs.
This is really simple..but carries on the evergreen feel.
Something a little different…I took a sumac branch, painted it white, stuck it in a container with bark mulch to stabilize.
Bottom line: don’t be afraid to try something different this year. Take a stroll in nature’s garden to find some inspiration and bring a snipit of it back to your home.
Happy Holidays Katie Ketelsen