This basket arrangement cost me nothing! It’s FREE thanks to Mother Nature’s plant material. You can make one too.
Again, I sound like a broken record, but please, go to your backyards and look for interesting evergreen plant materials and pine cones. Then cut few branches, (You are not hurting the plants because they are dormant until spring, then in spring, they will develop new growth.) I had an old basket in my craft room and decided it was time to bring it alive!
These are the materials that I found in my backyard:
3 pine twigs
A bunch of oregano (the small leaves hanging on the right)
3 small Holly twigs (the shiny leaves with the red berries)
5 pine cones
1 purple stem from my balcony hanging baskets
To assembly the basket, start by just placing the pine twigs in the bottom, follow with the Holly on top. Then, insert the oregano in one side and the purple stem in the opposite side. Finally, add the 5 cone on top at random. All these material were just placed in layers inside the basket, nothing is attached or glued.
If you want, you can also add a big red bow, or glass ornaments, or fake berries picks and you are done.
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