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
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."
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.
Kitchen Decorated With Holiday Wreaths and Greenery
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.
Greenery, Pomegranates Provide Fresh Holiday Decor to Craftsman Exterior
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.
Holiday Dining Table and Greenery-Trimmed Chandelier
Greenery draped around this dining room's chandelier is a fresh, lush look. The winter wonderland continues on the table with rustic bottle brush ornaments and a sparkly white Christmas tree. Sprigs of evergreen and pinecones accent each place setting.
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.