I started my holiday decorating today! Over the years my approach to decorating has changed. I used to spend hours removing items from a room and bringing in holiday décor. I really got tired of having to pack everything up only to put it back in a few weeks. When I decorate now rather than remove items I modify them to reflect the holiday. I used this technique on two large Pottery Barn Vases I have on my mantle.
I love pussy willows they are a simple organic element that give much needed height.
Some are artificial I purchased them at Pier One and Michael’s. I fill in during the year with real ones I get at Wegmans Grocery Store.
I chose artificial red berry stems to add color.
I placed one stem in at a time stepping back periodically to see how it looked and tweaking if needed.
Next I used artificial pine branches from Michael’s. I put them around the rim to add greenery and a little sparkle.
Remember to walk around the vase to make sure all angles look good.
When everything was done I took stems out and placed where there might have been empty space.
I will not lie it took me more than an hour to do each vase.
I think the result was worth the time put in. I guess I still spend a lot of time decorating, but at least I will not have to drag things back in.
Another time saver is using the same wreath for all seasons and holidays. I bought a gerneric green wreath.
This is the wreath and how it looks in the spring.
This is the same wreath just embellished with fall décor.
Again, using the same wreath changing out for the Christmas season.
Next week more decorating ideas!
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