I started with an oblong metal planter that I already had. It has an aqua tint to it which I love! Next I added faux pine boughs that I purchased 50% off at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago...We don't have Hobby Lobby stores here in Canada so I went cross-border shopping - actually McG and I do that quite often.
They were very realistic and came with small pine cones attached. I also purchased some boughs from Garden Ridge - these types of things are much more affordable in the US. I didn't even use oasis to complete the arrangement. I just laid them into the planter, making sure to leave them hanging over the sides a bit. I layered in large pine cones that I had here already.
I added silver sinemay ribbon around the edges of the container, tucking it in gently, to add some sparkle to the arrangement. I also added some glittery brown ornaments and some silver glittered wicker balls that I purchased at Dollar Tree.
I also purchased the silver berry branches and the silver reindeer at the Dollar Tree store. I have been there about 5 times since they opened here in our city a few weeks ago - they are a great resource for budget decorating!
It makes a lovely holiday display on the ledge between my kitchen and dining room. Here's a view from the dining room...
It's just the first of my decorations to go up. I am hoping to get my Christmas tree up this weekend, as well as, finish up the last few projects in the entryway.
Are you decorating for the holidays too? I'd love to hear from you!
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