Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winter Bouquets

If you want to bring some outdoor freshness into your home during the winter months, making a winter bouquet is the perfect way to do it! 


Just take clippings from any trees and bushes that stay green throughout the winter...trees like pines, spruce, fir, and cedar work well. For shrubs, you can use clippings from juniper, holly, barberry, and boxwood, to name a few. You can even add clippings of evergreen groundcover like ivy to add some interest. Anything that is evergreen will work!


If you happen to have a rosemary bush or plant, you can add a fragrant touch to your winter bouquet by adding a few clippings of that aromatic herb. And if you'd like to add a little more variety to the bouquet, you can tuck in some fresh or dried baby's breath.


Use a variety of containers to put your clippings in. I used a small white pitcher and some glass jars for my bouquets. You can use vases of any size and color, glass canning jars and other pretty jars you may have, large or small, or other kinds of new or vintage containers. 


Tying a pretty ribbon around your container adds a nice touch, too!

One of the things I love about this idea is that you can have fun and create a beautifully original arrangement with clippings from trees, plants, and shrubs you have growing right in your own backyard! And the freshness and fragrance of evergreen clippings add a special touch to any room all winter long.

Do you have evergreen plants of your own you can make a winter bouquet with? What combinations of clippings will you use?

2 comments:

  1. Those bouquets look so pretty! That's a good idea to use what you have from your own backyard too. No excuse not to have something pretty in some water huh?

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! It's always nice when you can use what you have to make a pretty arrangement! :)

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