Christmas · Garden Art

Christmas Urns

I just had to share this post from Cindy! She made two of these stunning (and very inexpensive) Christmas Urns, They are perfect to flank your front door or garage doors, made with beautiful natural items. I just can’t express how much I love them! Pop over to Cindy’s blog for detailed instructions and see how easy it is!

in my spare time

Sunday was a warm day for December, and the perfect time to finish up raking leaves and redecorate the urns for Christmas.  I pulled out the fall arrangement of cornstalks a few weeks ago and arranged a trio of birch logs.

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I follow a blog called Dirt Silver, written by Deborah Silver, a landscape and garden designer who owns Detroit Garden Works.  She writes posts showing the composition of beautiful arrangements made by her staff for their customers.  Their outside arrangements are stunning, and although made for grand homes, the principles are the same for smaller arrangements, and their work is inspiring.

I cut branches from a large blue spruce in my back yard to make the first layer around the base, by simply sticking them in the dirt.  Next, I added some fragrant pines I bought from a local nursery to give the arrangement height.

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