If you are ever in the need for some inexpensive and quick decorating ideas to decorate your home with when guests are stopping by then check outside to see what you can use to add some pretty to your homes.
Anything can be used. Branches from a tree can be painted and displayed like sculptures on a table.
Or a vase or jar on a kitchen table can be filled with all kinds of things from nature.
I decided early one morning to make a wreath for our front door using plants in our backyard.
First I needed some wire to make a wreath shape with.
Then I made a circular shape with the wire. You can skip this step all together by buying a wire wreath frame from the dollar store if you like. I just have so many craft supplies at home I try to first use what I have available.
I picked bundles of plant clippings from my garden, choosing the colors and shapes I thought would work best for the wreath I wanted to make.
Wire bundles of your twigs and vines together. You can use string or wire to do this.
Keep adding layers of flowers and leaves until your wreath looks full.
I always love seeing the whole process of how a piece comes together.
To make a bow just fold and bunch up a bunch of ribbon.
Then tie off in center.
Now you have a beautiful wreath for your door. I ended up switching to a different color of ribbon. That’s the fun part to being a ribbon hoarder; there are always plenty of colors to choose from.
Get creative thinking of different ways you can use your garden clippings for decorating.
Tiny pots or glass vases set on a table as nameplates.
Mini wreaths wrapped around glasses, or twigs and flowers tied to napkins. There are so many things you can create with, with supplies from your own gardens. Even drying flowers or leaves in a flower press to use on greeting cards would be a fun project to work on.
Just have a ton of fun making something.
And as always remember to include everyone, all levels and all ages. Spend time together as a family making happy memories. Plus you save lots of money doing it yourself. Happy decorating everyone.