This post is sponsored by Costa Farms but all ideas and opinions are my own :)
Hi, my name is Liza and I am addicted to plants. My kids occasionally sing “Welcome to the jungle!” as they enter the family room, especially after I buy a new plant or two. Over the years I have shared lots of ways to decorated with plants. I even wrote a book about it! Today I am going to share some ways to decorate for the holidays with plants.
I got some happy mail the other day. A box full of houseplants! If you have ever bought a plant at Home Depot, Walmart, Trader Joes, Costco, or pretty much any store, you have probably bought a Costa Farms houseplant. You may even recognize the little red angel that are on the tags of their Exotic Angel collection. There are so many different types and they are all beautiful. Let me show you how I styled them for the holidays!
5 Ways to Decorate for the Holidays with Plants
You don’t need to banish your houseplant to a back room until the holidays are over. You can easily incorporate them into your holiday decor!
When my kids were little we didn’t have a big tree. We had a smallish one that we put up on an armoire, because kids… right? I wish I would have thought of this fun present display idea back then! Even if you do have a big tree, this would be a fun place to place presents. Maybe this could even be an advent calendar filled with 12 small gifts.
Ladder Christmas Tree
Are you looking for a fun non-traditional “tree”? How about a ladder? Fill it with green plants and top it with a star.
House plants actually do better during the dryer winter months if they are grouped together (and away from heat vents!), so this not only looks cute, but helps the plants stay healthy.
Stencil some letters on your pots to spell a holiday themed word. Noel, Merry, Jingle, or JOY! They would look great on your stairs, porch, mantel or a holiday tablescape.
Baskets and Ribbon
I always say, if all else fails, stick your plant in a basket. Plants always look good nestled in a basket. Add some festive ribbon and “Boom!” you have a fun holiday decoration.
New Years Gold Pots
My inner magpie couldn’t pass up these shiny gold buckets at the store. I just knew they would make cute temporary pots. I added some vinyl numbers and set the plants inside. It couldn’t be easier!
Confession time… Sometimes my ideas are big fat flops. I had the brilliant idea to use sparklers for the photoshoot. I thought “How cute would they look all lined up with a sparkling sparklers sticking out of each one?” Massive fail. Do not light fireworks in your house. Ha! Another tip, don’t substitute vanilla ice cream for milk when making alfredo sauce. Also, what does it say about me that I had ice cream but not milk? Priorities ;)
Instead of the sparklers I opted for these glittery things that I got in the Christmas section of the craft store. They are sort of sparkler-ish.
No plants were harmed in the making of this photoshoot.
So I am curious, do you decorate with plants during the holidays? I would love to hear your ideas! I also would love to know what your favorite type of houseplant is so comment below.
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