How to Use Fresh Evergreen to Decorate
Create little burlap pouches to hold small evergreen boughs — for place cards or wall or chair decor (from Stephanie Lynn on Positively Splendid)
and use this trick from Miss Mustard Seed to help keep the cut branch fresh longer.
Affix sprigs or needles to the exterior of a glass candleholder for an easy wintry touch (from Living The Country Life).
Decorate the mailbox (via BHG)
or your front porch bench (via BHG).
(And go here for more easy outdoor winter decorating ideas.)
Place small boughs under/around a jar filled with seasonal items (and I love this on the stairs!) (from Thrifty Decor Chick)
Use a tension rod to add greenery to any window (via Country Living).
Add tree trimmings to your mantel (from Miss Mustard Seed).
Top a photo frame with a sprig of greenery(via BHG).
And keep it easy by tossing branches or sprigs in a jar or other glass container for a simple, classic look like these:
mason jar vignette with cranberries (On Sutton Place)
with a floating candle (Mommy Savers)
as a table centerpiece (Finding Home Online)
in a framed wall vase (from Sowanddipity)
Mmm… can’t you smell it already?? Happy holidays!