Microgardens can be created on roofs, balconies, small patios, fire escapes and small landscaped areas, using edibles as decorative and ornamental features instead of strictly edible plants, says urban gardener Melinda Myers.
You worked hard on those desserts (or you worked hard on preordering them for the big day!). Show them off by making your cakes, pies or cookies the centerpiece of your dining table. Complete the look with sprigs of natural greenery.
Kids can also put the holiday table to use as a place to create handmade gifts for friends and family. To turn colorful candy into necklaces or bracelets, supply kids with string, twine and ribbon in assorted styles. Encourage them to get creative with color and shape, and then bestow their creations to friends or family.
Encourage conversation and fun and festive food consumption among your guests by adding grape kebobs and flowers inside of a vessel as a centerpiece. First, add floral foam inside of the vessel after soaking it in water. Next, add grapes to kebabs and stick them into the top of the floral foam after all flowers are in place.
Don’t waste money on party favors that people will throw away! Nathan found these cute chocolate covered groom cookies online, but they could easily be DIYed by dipping sandwich cookies in melted chocolate.
While it’s a sweet gesture to give your guests a token of your appreciation, it’s by no means a requirement for a couple to give their guests a favor. However, if you have your heart set on giving a little something, consider a simple edible favor. They are mostly inexpensive and easy to put together.
For the cranberry and popcorn garlands, thread a long piece of embroidery floss onto a long embroidery needle. Thread the cranberries or freshly popped popcorn onto the floss until the garland is long enough to wrap around your tree a few times. To add fresh fruit to your tree, bake orange slices in a 200 degree oven for three to four hours until they're fully dried and use ornament hooks to hang them on the tree.
All things natural make this tree a perfect choice for a family who loves cooking, the outdoors and living organically. Every decor element is a DIY project so gather the kids to make garlands and hanging orange slices that will make your tree beautiful and smell even better.
My favorite holiday scent is cinnamon. All you need to decorate your tree with this yummy scent are cinnamon sticks, some twine, and an hour. Wrap a group of four sticks with the twine. Hang on your tree with a shorter piece of twine.
What was once an entirely flat backyard now has exciting dimension, thanks to raised beds, an arbor and citrus trees around the perimeter. A winding path is intended to welcome residents and guests to wander through the edible garden.
Add fruits, vegetables, nuts, seedpods and pinecones to bring the table to life. Purchase produce that complements and contrasts so that the colors, textures, size and shape work together to create a feast for the eyes.
Fill pitchers with flowers. Spread fresh or preserved leaves around center of table to create a "living" runner. Magnolia, lemon and eucalyptus leaves are all great options. Mix a few different varieties for texture and color.