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Holiday shouldn’t feel like it’s just another item on your to-do list in an already busy season. This year, why not simplify and embrace a garden-themed approach to your Christmas decor? Whether you lean towards a rustic, traditional, or modern aesthetic, incorporating natural elements will breathe color and life into your home this holiday season. One delightful idea is to bring the outside in when you deck the halls. From adorning your mantel with lush greenery to creating a centerpiece with pinecones and berries, there are endless ways to infuse the spirit of nature into your festive indoor wonderland. Get creative and let the beauty of the outdoors embrace your home this holiday season!

Natural Ornaments

Making ornaments from items found in nature is a fun, festive family project. Dried mushrooms make wonderful ornaments. Did you know that you can draw on the artist’s bracket mushroom (Ganoderma applanatum)? Even simple twigs can be used to create ornaments. Use hot glue or tie them into stars, snowflakes, or Christmas tree shapes.

The deep-green hue and velvet texture of moss is also perfect for winter holiday décor. Add moss to clear glass ball ornaments for a woodland feel, or use moss to create topiary ornaments or centerpieces.

Spiced orange and apple pomander ornaments are also fun and simple to make. They also make your house smell wonderful. All you need are apples, oranges, cloves, and a few cinnamon sticks. Press the cloves into the fruit in interesting patterns. Dry orange and apple slices in an oven or dehydrator to create light weight ornaments. 

Fresh Wreaths & Pots

‘Tis the season to deck the halls with festive flair! At Homestead Gardens, we pride ourselves on offering an array of fresh wreaths and pots that will fill your space with cheer and holiday spirit. Our selection includes exquisite, handcrafted balsam wreaths sourced from the fragrant forests of Maine, as well as magnificent noble fir wreaths from the scenic northwest. For a touch of traditional elegance, we also present beautifully crafted boxwood wreaths and stunning custom mixed green wreaths, lovingly assembled right here in our store.

Outside In Holiday Decorating 2But that’s not all – we go the extra mile to cater to your individual style and creativity. For those who enjoy adding a personal touch, our abundant collection of fresh-cut greens, stems, and pods allows you to unleash your inner artist and create your very own homemade wreaths and pots. Choose from an extensive variety of greens, including aromatic white pine, graceful cypress, aromatic juniper, majestic spruce, and opulent noble fir cuttings, to form the perfect foundation for your unique creation.

To truly make your wreaths and pots shine, we offer an exquisite assortment of accent pieces. From vibrant winterberry and eye-catching red and yellow twig dogwood, to rustic birch poles and twigs, graceful curly willow branches, dazzling glittered branches, rustic pine cones, and elegant bows – the options are endless.

This holiday season, let Homestead Gardens be your one-stop destination for all your wreath and pot needs. Our passion for quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail ensures that your space will radiate warmth, joy, and the magic of the season. Come and explore our enchanting assortment – you won’t be disappointed!

Centerpieces & Table Décor

Outside In Holiday Decorating 1Fresh greens are perfect for creating sophisticated and festive table settings. Use a beautifully arranged vase of fresh greens as a simple yet elegant centerpiece, showcasing the natural beauty of the foliage. Alternatively, for a touch of rustic charm, you can tie up cloth napkins with twine, securing them with a small accent sprig of greenery as a thoughtful and visually pleasing detail.

When it comes to table centerpieces, live plants are also an excellent choice. Consider incorporating small potted trees, such as junipers or mini conifers, to bring a touch of nature indoors. For a pop of color, cyclamen or poinsettias can add a festive flair to your table. If you prefer a more aromatic option, rosemary trees not only deliver a wonderful fragrance but can also be used in your cooking during the holiday season. Lastly, Shooting Star Hydrangeas can create a captivating focal point with their unique blooms. To add an extra touch of holiday charm, scatter some moss around the base of the plants for a delightful and natural accent.

By opting for fresh greens and live plants as your table decorations, you can elevate the ambiance of your gathering and create a memorable experience for your guests.

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Kissing balls, also referred to as pomanders, are intricately crafted decorative items that have the power to elevate the ambiance of any living space. These charming ornaments come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, adding a unique touch that captivates the senses.

To further enhance the elegance of your surroundings, consider opting for kissing balls made from live greens, such as fresh boxwood or mistletoe. These natural selections not only contribute to the visual appeal of the space, but they also emit an enticing fragrance that fills the air with delightful scents, creating a truly immersive and enchanting atmosphere. So, indulge your senses and transform your living space into a captivating oasis with the mesmerizing allure of live green kissing balls.

Fresh Garlands

Hanging fresh garlands is another simple, yet delightful way you can bring the refreshing essence of the outdoors inside for the festive season. Create your own unique fresh garlands using a variety of fragrant foliage, or explore the exquisite selection available at Homestead Gardens, renowned for their exceptional quality and craftsmanship. These natural, handcrafted garlands can be further personalized with elegant bows, charming ornaments, or other creative materials, ensuring they perfectly complement and reflect your individual style. Embrace the spirit of December by adorning your home with an array of natural ornaments, captivating wreaths, enchanting pots, eye-catching centerpieces, delightful kissing balls, and of course, the evergreen beauty of garlands. Elevate your decor with eco-friendly materials, and let the natural charm and festive ambiance make your home a cheerful and inviting space for the holiday season.