My holiday decorating was pretty minimalist this year. But I had a phone call Monday night and arrangements were made to have people in on Tuesday night. Yikes! Well the area that was most in need of at least a little something was my stairs. They were bare. Na da. Nothing. Zip.
So I thought about what I have on hand, and this is what I came up with:
|Please ignore the fact that the stairs are |
"temporary" - unpainted plywood and all.
This is a branch of greens that I have had for a few years now. I use wire cutters to harvest what I need.
|Cut really close to where it "branches".|
|Use a berry pick which you picked up on a huge sale.|
Just pull one strand out at a time. It's actually rather therapeutic.
|I used two berry strands and two "branches" from the greens.|
|Twist the ends of the greens together to make a circle. |
Wind the berry strands around that.
|Set the mini wreath on top of the jar and place the candle in it.|
Hmmm... needs something....
|A strand or two of the berries wrapped around?|
They were going to be a pain when turning the
candles on and off.
I think it needs snow...
|What do I have that looks like snow?|
This stuff - and better yet I'll still be able to
use it when I'm done with the jars!
|Didn't use this funnel for jam last June,|
but it came in handy for this job!
|Those little pellets are pretty bouncy, so pour slowly!|
|This was the kind of look I was going for. Simple.|
I love the soft light from the jars going up my stairs.
Have a lovely day!