Peaceful dreams of fragrant holiday scents are assured in this pleasant bedroom setting. Nature's most restful color, at home in any room of the house, is especially welcome where it's least expected. Surprise holiday guests or treat yourself to a headboard swag made from soft-needled pine boughs and a wreath made from aromatic bay or salal leaves. Tie pine boughs together with fabric-covered florist wire for a generous length of swag. Gracefully loop the swag over the headboard, wrapping it around the side or allowing it to drape to the floor.
Secure a ribbon loop on the back of the wreath to loop over a knob or to hang from a tack on the back of a wooden headboard. The swag and wreath are easily removed to hang on a wall or around a mirror.
The everlasting beauty of fresh greenery brought indoors instills holiday spirit and signifies the hope of growth and rejuvenation in the seasons ahead. Sweet dreams!
Pinecones, such beautiful shapes and textures, naturally pair with holiday greenery. Even without the evergreens, pinecones are significant design elements with unlimited potential.
The wintry edition of a wind chime contributes subtle color and tone to a porch or overhang as the garland swings in the breeze. Gathered pinecones, inverted terra-cotta pots with clappers, and pine sprigs are gathered with twine and hung for a rustic, musical garland.
Supporting the belief that garlands can be made of many materials and swagged almost anywhere, holly leaves are strung together with tiny jingle bells. Narrow red ribbons loop the garland on the chair back and secure a jolly ornament. The garland will stay fresh for weeks.
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