Designer Marian Parsons creates a stunning holiday wreath from Christmas fruits and natural embellishments. "Adding fresh fruit and collected pinecones to an artificial wreath lends a more natural look," she says. "When hung outside, cold weather will keep fruit fresh for a couple of weeks."
Add a natural touch to your mantel with a preserved or fresh topiary and wreath. They're easy to assemble and can be left plain or embellished with holiday ornaments and trim. An occasional misting with water will keep them hydrated and looking their best. Make your own with our boxwood wreath step-by-step instructions and boxwood topiaries step-by-step instructions
Marian Parsons uses upholstery webbing, glittered chipboard letters, plus sprigs of greenery and red berries to create this vintage-inspired holiday banner and wreath. "German glass glitter makes these letters sparkle and will tarnish over time to give the banner a vintage look," she says.
Through a creative blend of evergreen wreaths, floral bouquets, garlands of magnolia and traditional Christmas ornaments, designer Brandon Branch transforms Trisha Yearwood's home into a sea of flowers and holiday greenery. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows you inside this gorgeous holiday transformation.
The portico of this American Foursquare craftsman home is given elegant holiday decor befitting of its classic style. Garland frames the door and the portico, while fresh pomegranates add color to the greenery.
A terrarium made from old windows and architectural elements is a great place to display holiday greenery, a nativity, ornaments, plants or outdoor candles. Home decor blogger Amy Buchanan of AttaGirlSays also clipped greenery and holly berries from her yard for this terrarium on her front porch, which contributes to the rustic style with vintage appeal. When working with old windows and painted wood, be sure to test for lead paint, Buchanan says.
Silver-plate pieces can generally be found for around $20, especially at yard sales. Pick up an ice bucket or champagne chiller, fill with a bottle of bubbly and tie on a bow to create the perfect hostess gift that can be enjoyed at holiday parties for years to come.
Highlight windows and balance negative space with bare garland and round wreaths. Keeping greenery bare adds just the right amount of texture and color. Don't worry — you'll pull in those classic holiday hues on the porch.
This inviting breakfast nook with pale blue walls and crisp white cabinetry and trim is set for Christmas. Fresh greenery trimmed with pomegranates, cinnamon sticks and pinecones create fresh, fragrant holiday decor that's in keeping with the home's classic design.
A glass display box shows off holiday decorative items used throughout the home's Christmas displays, including a gold wishbone, a pomegranate and pinecone-trimmed greenery. Gifts wrapped in gold and plaid paper contribute to the classic style.
This rustic living room with stone walls and fireplace is all decked out for Christmas. Stockings are hung from the mantel with care while decorative trees, decorations, candles, and greenery draw attention to the illuminated Christmas star above. Two simple upholstered chairs up front provide a perfect sitting area for holiday guests. Blue and white patterned throw pillows add some winter glitz to the otherwise neutral room.