Happy Monday! Are you finished decking the halls? As soon as I decide I’m done, I seem to find one more thing to add and two others to tweak. ;) For this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms, we’re sharing some holiday greenery in and around our homes.
You can find my blogging friends’ links to their holiday inspiration at the bottom of this post.
I’ve had this reindeer sleigh, Dasher or Dancer, for several years. He was a gift that I *deerly* love using at Christmas as a centerpiece filled with greenery and / or ornaments.
You can see him at a Merry and Bright Plaid Table, HERE.
I decided he could use a makeover to warm him up and blend with the wood tones of the room and marry the rusty sleigh bells on the garland and wreath I’m using this year.
I used some acrylic paint from the craft store in assorted shades of brown, layering the colors and dry brushing, to cover the original gray tones and finish.
After he was dry, I filled a plastic container with wet floral foam to place inside the body of the sleigh. Plastic bags from the grocery store help keep the container in place and provide some protection from any water spilling.
Dasher or Dancer is filled with a mixture of evergreens clipped from the shrubs and trees. . . cypress, juniper, boxwood, magnolia leaves. . . along with a bit of red plaid ribbon, red ornaments and pine cones. Nandina berries cut from the shrubs provide an additional pop of seasonal red.
I’m decking the halls with a *Rustic Holiday Wreath & Garland from Tree Classics.
The wreath and garland have battery-operated clear LED lights to add a little twinkle.
To hang the wreath and garland I used Command Hooks. This is the first time I’ve used Command Hooks on mirror or glass and they worked like a charm! I picked up a pair of medium wire toggle style hooks to hang the wreath on the mirror. The hooks flip up making it easier to grab hold of the wire on the back of the wreath.
The Rustic Holiday Wreath & Garland are a mix of artificial greenery decorated with an array of pine cones, red berries and bells. The wreath came with some burlap ribbon accents.
For the garland, I added some tartan ribbon from my Christmas stash.
Visit my talented blogging friends this week to see their holiday greenery and inspiration:
Pam at Everyday Living
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
*Thank you to Tree Classics for providing my Rustic Holiday Wreath & Garland. I received my garland and wreath free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.