3 Ways to Bring the Green Indoors

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The beautiful color of evergreens doesn’t have to be enjoyed in the garden only; you can bring it inside with easy-to-create displays. The holiday season is an especially popular time to employ clippings from your favorite evergreens. Try these ideas or use them as inspiration for your own evergreen décor scheme.

1. Set a Natural Table

No need to call the florist for your next dinner party. Shop your garden for greenery that can be clipped and bunched together in vases of any size. For a different take, snip longer branches and create a runner down the center of your table.

2. Mantel Décor

Rather than heading to the store to purchase a garland for your mantel, use clippings from the evergreens in your landscape. Magnolia branches, which can be wired together, are a popular Southern take on this idea; however, cedar, fir and juniper clippings can create an equally beautiful statement.

3. Dress Up a Package

Looking ahead to the Christmas season, sprigs of cypress, small clippings of holly berries and greenery, or a snippet of a boxwood can make a pretty presentation piece to add to your holiday packages. If you have pets indoors, just be sure to keep the holly out of their reach.

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