Ahh! I’m behind – and at the most crucial time, just days before Christmas.
Today we’ve got Tip #20: Use branches to enhance your holiday décor.
In the Better Homes and Gardens photo at right, several branches tucked into in a vase have essentially become a little Christmas tree.
My favorite part of this vignette is actually the red ornament placed in the vase. It’s a great pop of color.
Plus, those cute tiny ornaments are adorable.
A few crystal ornaments and stars make these branches just sparkle.
The great thing about branches is they’re so easy to find.
If you don’t have larger trees in your yard, just head to a local park and take a look around – particularly after a little bit of wind. You’re bound to find something you can use.
Above – in yet a couple more BHG photos – are more good ideas for branches. Above left, painted white branches add some height and drama to a pot of evergreens.
Above right, winter berry branches wrapped with ribbons, berries and Christmas ornaments decorate a staircase.
If you’ve been reaching this series, you may recognize these photos. Above left is a vase full of branches with Christmas cards clipped on. It was part of Tip #9: Display your Christmas cards creatively.
Above right is a photo from my Mom’s house. She painted a branch white and then used it hang sparkly red, white and silver ornaments in her entry hall. That photo was part of Tip #1: Using ornaments creatively.