17 December 2013

Floral Media: Ten More Ways to Create a Green Christmas


Create a simple window-box that lasts all winter using tiny pine trees. Yet another post by the brilliant Erin Boyle who you usually find on Gardenista.

If you haven't come across Gardenista before and you are even vaguely interested in gardens, garden design, plants and flowers, it's a must! It's absolutely brilliant blog with new posts throughout the day, great to look at, fun and interesting content; and an amazing source for anything garden related.

Post image for Holiday Wreath DIY

Make a simple holiday wreath out of willow and dogwood branches. Start with making a basic frame and then add some eucalyptus branches. Very beautiful in all it's simplicity - I would be tempted to keep it up for the rest of the year. This one is from the Free People BLDG 25 Blog. 

Why not plant up a basket with winter flowering plants - like Minna Mercke Schmidt has done here. Easy, seasonal and it will last all winter.

Some more festive green decorations by Erin Boyle. I think this is very sweet and so easy to make. Big is not always better!

Here is a simple and stylish way of wrapping presents - Patricia from All Seasons blog has personalised wrapping paper - this one has the name of the blog on it then she has used simple twine, wooden tags and some ivy berries. 

Here I'm going with a bit of whimsy! What about a making a skirt out of pine branches - maybe not to wear - only for some decorative fun! Kate from Kate's Creative Space has created something out of very basic materials.

Christmas is Claus Dalby's favourite time of year and he makes some very festive decorations filled with candles and lots of sparkles - to light up those long dark nights in Scandinavia.


This DIY Alternative Christmas tree is also from Free People BLDG 25 Blog. They have used bits of nature collected from outside along with some other fun things.

Over on my Pinterest I have a board called 'Branches and Trees for Christmas'. There are nearly 300 images and they are all 'green'. I love Pinterest and I think it's the most amazing source for inspiration. Please, take a look and tell me what you think! 

I hope you have enjoyed my second post with inspiration for creating a Green Christmas. You can find the first one here.

Have a Wonderful Inspirational 'Green Christmas' Day!

See you soon!

xoxo Ingrid

[Photography: 1. © Claus Dalby, 2. © Free People BLDG 25, 3. © Minna Mercke Schmidt, 4. © Claus Dalby.]


Our photos said...

Beautiful are your photos!!!

Ruth @ Camellia Rose said...

Thanks for the link to Gardenista... can't believe I didn't know about that one already :)
I follow a lot of your boards on Pinterest, the trouble is there's just too much inspiration and never enough time to do it all. But I love it anyway!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Votre billet est rempli d'idées et j'aime ça !
Je m'en vais admirer en détail toutes vos merveilleuses suggestions.

Je vous souhaite un merveilleux
et que ces quelques jours d'hiver soient des temps heureux !

Gros bisous à vous ♥

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I really enjoyed seeing the various ideas on your pinterest board. Thank you for sharing them.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Ingrid, I enjoyed seeing the projects on your pinterest board. Very creative. Merry Christmas. Christa

Frances said...

Ingrid, thanks so much for sharing these clever "green" ideas. My own gathering of greenery will probably take place this Sunday afternoon...from a farmers market. I'll be keeping my collection simple, but so look forward to bringing some of that marvelous scent indoors.

Merry Christmas! xo

Madelief said...

Thank you for your floral Christmas inspiration Ingrid!

Have a lovely evening!

Madelief x

The Gilded Bloom said...

Thanks so much for the inspiring ideas, Ingrid. So many ways to make beautiful Christmas arrangements!

Happy Holidays!


Lisa Gordon said...

So much amazing creativity here, Ingrid.
I just love the "tree skirt." A real work of art, for sure.
Thank you so much for sharing.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year.

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