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3 DIY Winter Terrariums with Regular Table Salt – Video Tutorial

The is a project that I’m excited to share. I made 3 really simple yet pretty winter terrariums using table salt! It’s always fun to create decorations using everyday things that most of us have laying around in the house.

The video shows all 3 terrariums. Have a look and let me know what you think!

How to Dry Orange Slices for Christmas Decorations

This is probably the easiest DIY Christmas decoration you can make.

  1. Slice oranges into thin slices
  2. Place in oven for around 3 hours at 200ºF / 100ºC.
  3. Done! It’s that simple.

1. Orange Slices as Ornaments in the Christmas Tree

Poke a hole in a slice and use twine to hang it in the tree.

Our Christmas tree with golds and reds

2. Orange Slices in Christmas Arrangements

Combine with candles, greens and other fruit.

Christmas arrangement with moss, faux berries and dried orange slices
Oranges, Pomegranates, Figs, Cinnamon sticks on a bed of pine branches
Figs look lovely in Christmas arrangements. Cinnamon sticks smell wonderful!

Orange slices can also be tucked
into wreaths or used for bird feeding.

Amaryllis ‘White Star’ in Glass Vase

I planted a giant Amaryllis ”White Star” in a glass vase three weeks ago. At that point it didn’t look like much. Three weeks went quickly and it has begun to bloom.

It is the most beautiful decoration in the house. I get a smile on my face every time I come into this room 😍

Amaryllis ’White Star’

The wonderful thing about the giant bulbs is that they get three bloom stocks. When the first is done blooming the third is just starting.

Galvanized Buckets for Christmas

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I found these cute galvanized Christmas buckets at the garden center last weekend. The had some nice details, pretty wooden handles and weren’t too expensive so I got a two.

I figured they’d look pretty for Christmas and can be used afterwards as well. I’ll just rotate them to hide the Christmas text, then plant them up with annuals for spring. Spring colors usually look pretty and fresh in silverish containers.

Hellebore ’Christmas Carol’ top dressed with white moss
Top row: Hellebore ’Christmas Carol’, Lawson’s cypress ’Ellwoodii’, Flaky Juniper ’Blue Carpet’
Bottom row: Heather ’Garden Girls’ , White Hyacinths

Christmas Succulent Arrangement

More and more Christmas decorations are sneaking into the house, like this Christmas succulent arrangement. I put it together today using plants and decorations that I already had.

Quick arrangements for Christmas are fun! You can push the light and water boundaries since they only need to last for a few weeks. When Christmas is over these plants are going back to a spot under grow lights and eventually I’ll use them for other arrangements.

White Kalanchoe always looks amazing in succulent arrangements
White Poinsettia isn’t a succulent and might need more water. I use a small cup for watering and direct more water to this part of the arrangement.

Giant Amaryllis with Moss in Round Vase

Today is Amaryllis day in Sweden! I’ve celebrated by planting a giant Amaryllis “White Star”. This time I tried something different than a regular pot. I used a simple vase with forest moss around the edges, regular potting soil in the middle with one huge amaryllis bulb. That’s it!

Amaryllis ”White Star” planted in a round vase. Can’t wait for it to bloom!

Easy to Make Christmas Wreath for Beginners

This is a really easy wrath that is perfect for beginners! Just mix 3-5 types of greens with different colors and structures. Poke in a few red decorations and you’re done!

Simple, yet pretty
Things I used (plus Juniper ’Blue Carpet’, that I forgot in the video)
Juniper ’Blue Carpet’ in the foreground makes the red pop
Tuck in fairy lights to make the wreath extra festive! ✨🌲☃️

Decorating the Porch for Christmas

My front porch got a Christmas makeover this weekend. I just gathered the wreaths and winter containers that i’ve made last week and put string lights on. We’re lucky to live close to many big forests so getting greens and using them for these types of projects is easy 🌲💡🌿

All the greens except for this garland are real. The garland is faux, I just don’t have the patient to make one that’s real.
My Christmas wreath. Video tutorial coming up as soon as I have the time to edit it.
A few string lights make everything look so pretty. Especially when the days are short.
Container arrangement with a mix of perennials and greens.
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Hellebore ’Niger’
My winter wreath
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DIY Amaryllis Arrangement for Christmas – Video Tutorial

You can make this arrangement using Amaryllis bulbs or like I did, using bulbs that have already been planted. If you’re using unplanted bulbs you might want to plant them a few weeks before you put in the greens. The bulbs will need 6-8 weeks to bloom, depending on light and temperature. That’s quite along time for the greens to be indoor and you want to avoid them drying out.

After you’re finished, water in the arrangement. Continue to give small amounts of water every week until the Amaryllis has bloomed 💦

I can’t wait until the Amaryllises begin to bloom. Hopefully it’s look as striking as I imagine it with 8 huge red flower 🌲🌺🌿

DIY Make Your Own Winter Wreath – Video Tutorial

Video tutorial on how to make this simple winter wreath. Enjoy!

The greens came from my garden and from the forest. You can use pretty much any type of evergreens and your wreath will look pretty. For extra interest, mix different colors and textures.