Home for Christmas: Winter Greens From the Garden

$50
1 Hour
Easy

I recently purchased a vintage French market basket / cart from an antique dealer friend. With a little inspiration from my garden and my Christmas decor, guess what I came up for my first repurposing of the cart on wheels? (Hint: it's not market goods).
Festive Winter Arrangement
Festive Winter Arrangement
Ta da! It's winter greens, straight out of my garden cleanup, made into a fresh, winter arrangement.
Vintage market cart, Christmas lights & dirt?
Vintage market cart, Christmas lights & dirt?
I cut and saved remnants from my fall garden cleanup: magnolia branches, eucalyptus from my annual containers, and red twigs from my red twig dogwood bushes. I then stopped by Lowe's, where they were selling their fresh Christmas trees, and asked if they had any remnants from trimming trees, and they offered me two bags full - for FREE! I took only one, leaving the other for someone else.
Supplies: garden remnants
Supplies: garden remnants
So, into the garden shed of supplies I went. I gathered a plastic bucket from prior plantings, a coir basket liner, and some potting soil. I placed the coir liner into the basket, and put enough dirt into the liner to give it some weight.
Readying the container
Readying the container
Then, I simply starting arranging the remnants, using the container principle of thrilling, filling, and spilling.
Filling and spilling the cart
Filling and spilling the cart
The real thrill came once I rolled the cart inside the house, adding a little Christmas sparkle, and put it on display. See my blog link below for all the details on how I created this festive arrangement that will likely get me through the winter doldrums long after Christmas is over. It's part of Hometalk's and Country Living's joint partnership in the "Home For Christmas" blog hop series.
Winter Greens on Display
Winter Greens on Display
Check out all the bloggers' creative ideas who've linked up to this blog series by simply going to my blog (link below), or by looking for the hashtag here on Hometalk. You're sure to get into the holiday spirit with all this inspiration.
Rita C. - Panoply

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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