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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.

DIY Amaryllis Arrangement for Christmas – Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I posted a tutorial video on how to create an Amaryllis arrangement for Christmas. At that point it looked pretty with all the greens, but nothing compared to how it looks now when it’s bloomed! The photos don’t do it justice, it’s the most beautiful thing ❤️❤️❤️

Red amaryllis arrangement for Christmas
Christmas arrangement with four Amaryllis ’Olaf’
Red amaryllis arrangement for Christmas
Big, bold Amaryllis blooms
Red amaryllis arrangement for Christmas
Nighttime. The lights on the Pergola in the back sure set the scene!

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! ✨🌲☃️

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.

Simple DIY Terracotta Christmas Decorations

It might be too early for Christmas decorations. But when my neighbour cut down his spruce and arborvitae and left a big pile of branches for taking I just couldn’t help myself.

Simple DIY Terracotta Christmas Decorations

This arrangement is really simple. I’ve used:

  • A 3.5 inch (9cm) terracotta pot
  • Soil to hold it all in place
  • Cuttings from a spruce with cones attached to it. Any thicker everygreen branches would work. Pack it full!
  • A few extra fake pine cones
  • Fake apples for some extra color
  • A gnome
Simple DIY Terracotta Christmas Decorations

An even smaller terracotta pot will serve as a home for this little Santa. I’ve used:

Simple DIY Terracotta Christmas Decorations
Christmas – only 2 month to go 😉

Simple DYI Fall Wreath – Video Tutorial

I got asked to show how I go about making my wreaths by an online garden store. So I went outside of my comfort zone and made a video tutorial. I figured it was easier to show the process though a video than with photos.

The wreath is simple. The base is made out of dried ferns. For extra decoration I added dried Hydrangeas, Agastache, grasses and artificial acorns. The acorn were the only thing that did not come out of my garden.

Dried Ferns, dried Hydrangea ’Annabelle’, Agastache blooms, grass and acorns

Dried Hydrangeas Fail and Another Fall Wreath (out of Hydrangeas)

A few weeks back I dried the blooms from my Hydrangea Limelight. To my surprise, they all died. They lost color and shape and I had to toss them. So what went wrong? Well, I cut them too early. They hadn’t begun to dry on the shrub yet so they still needed a lot of moisture.

In order to retain color and shape, you will need to let flowers partially dry on the shrub first. Cut them when the color begins to fade but while they still hold their shape.

My second attempt turned out better. The blooms dried beautifully since I waited until later in the season before I cut them. I followed the steps that I describe in my previous post on how to dry hydrangea blooms.

A blend of Hydrangea ’Limelight’ and Hydrangea ’Annabelle’ turned into this simple, yet gorgeous fall wreath.