Birch branches are great for adding height to an area and also creating a more architectural look. For a masculine approach to holiday decorating, combine birch branches with cedar and pine cuttings in a rustic vessel or ice bucket. Here, a vintage camping container adds a touch of woodsy plaid to the organic arrangement.
Long, soft blue needles give this pine an attractive, unusual appearance. The form is pyramidal with strong horizontal branching. This tree grows quickly to 50-80 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9. Botanical name: Pinus strobus ‘MonWell’
Fresh cedar pine, fir branches and magnolia leaves combine with fruit, pine cones and berries for an ultra-natural and festive look. Strands of gold beads add a surprising hint of color within the garland.
Dress up your tabletop surface with an arrangement that looks just like mistletoe. Combine branches of hypericum berries with sprigs and branches of pine. The arrangement will last anywhere from 10 days to 2 weeks if the water is changed regularly and the stems are cut at an angle every other day.
Glowing tree canopies above the dining space create a sense of both intimacy and relaxation throughout the restaurant. The mounted tree branches coordinate beautifully with the walls, which are lined with alternating white birch and yellow pine trees.
Celebrate the winter season with a nature-inspired Christmas tree. Mix in a variety of pine cones, leaves and birds throughout the branches, as well as a few metallic elements to add interest and sparkle.
For inexpensive wintery decor, Utah interior and textile designer Jennifer Stagg created the fragrant pine canopy by assembling free branches and twine she already owned. She also crafted the candelabra from brass plumbing pieces she found at a hardware store. Thrift stores are also great places to find dishes for cheap, like these she found for a dollar a piece.
Dress up spent summer and fall container gardens with boughs of fresh evergreens for a colorful winter display. Greens like spruce, fir, mountain hemlock and Virginia pine retain color and needles to provide a long winter display. Treat cut greenery with an anti-transpirant to help stems retain moisture. Use bunched ornamental grass stems or bundled branches to add a strong vertical element to designs.