Do you enjoy picking fresh flowers from your garden and using them to decorate your table? Well, unless you live in an area that experiences warm winter, flowers are hard to come by during the winter months. However, instead of lamenting the lack of flowers on your table, how about looking at what is in your winter garden in a new light?
Flowers are just one type of vase filler while in fact, there are so many other things in your garden that can be used to create a nice centerpiece for your table. Think instead of natural items such as lichen or moss covered twigs, small bare branches, dried flowers with interesting seed heads, seed pods or even dried leaves.
This attractive centerpiece is made up of dollar store vases and candles, which are filled with the dried leaves and seed pods of the Texas mountain laurel. It graces the dining room table and echoes the winter landscape outdoors.
Who would imagine that this pretty tree’s leaves and seed pods would be used to decorate a winter table?
While I wish that I could take credit for this creative centerpiece, I can’t. It is my mother’s creation and she often decorates her tables using natural items from her own garden including citrus branches, peach tree branches and gourds.
Come this spring, her table will once again, be decorated with flowers from her garden on the family farm. But in the meantime, we will enjoy what nature provides throughout all season of the year.
How about you? Do you decorate your table with items from the garden during winter? What other types of DIY home decor projects to you make from your garden?