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Christmas tree in a pot

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Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien added this to Last-Minute Christmas: Mini Tree in a Pot
Christmas cuttings. Last year, I created these potted pine cuttings as an alternative to a traditional Christmas tree. I loved having their fresh pine scent — and a little reminder of Christmas — on the coffee table after the holidays. This project was easy to create. First, I picked out a mix of vintage containers to use as vessels. I opted for a mix of vintage mason jars, a metal measuring cup, and a ceramic marmalade jar. My local florist added a little floral foam to the base of each vessel and created a reservoir for the cuttings. I added the cuttings, sticking the branches into the floral foam. I added potting soil around the base of the cuttings to fill the jars, then put a layer of wood chips on top for a final woodsy touch. To care for these cuttings, water them every day (especially if your home has the heat going strong). With the reservoir and floral foam, these cuttings lasted for almost two months. Tip: One little cutting planted in a jar can look a little Charlie Brown Christmas. But I think a grouping of these cuttings in a mix of favorite vessels feels complete. It's a true alternative to a cut tree that can sit on your table.
Bring in the woods with potted tree cuttings. Cluster a group of vintage containers and fill them with fresh tree cuttings for a display that will last for months when cared for properly.Get the full instructions here
Garden IndoorsA few evergreen saplings potted in various containers are perfectly festive and a green option to the traditional cut tree. Place your saplings in a cool spot while they're indoors, then plant them in the backyard later or them give to a friend with land to give back a little after the holidays have past.For a temporary display, pot cut evergreen branches to serve as mini Christmas trees through the holidays.See how to create these mini Christmas trees
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Discovery through the senses is an important experience for children, as is connecting with the earth around them. Let your children get their hands dirty for once and pick out a few holiday plants for them to pot. This is a fun, hands-on, slightly messy project that results in beautiful accents for rustic holiday homes.More: Create a Dream Tree for Fall
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Have Yourself a Rustic Christmas
Better yet, create the look of miniature trees in country-inspired planters with boughs from the garden (or tree lot). The mix shown here has a little of everything, from crock to watering can to simple pottery, and arrangements like these can be used inside or set outside in a protected area.

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Go Green: These potted pine cuttings look rustic in an array of potting containers. Grouping them together looks better if the cuttings are on the small side.
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create the look of miniature trees in country-inspired planters with boughs from the garden (or tree lot). The mix shown here has a little of everything, from crock to watering can to simple pottery, and arrangements like these can be used inside or set outside in a protected area.
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Here's a mix of vintage containers to use as vessels...vintage mason jars, a metal measuring cup, and a ceramic marmalade jar. Add a little floral foam to the base of each vessel and created\ a reservoir for the cuttings. Add the cuttings, sticking the branches into the floral foam. Add potting soil around the base of the cuttings to fill the jars, then put a layer of wood chips on top for a final woodsy touch. To care for these cuttings, water them every day (especially if your home has the heat going strong). With the reservoir and floral foam, these cuttings lasted for almost two months. (From an Ideabook by Houzz User, CroneCottage)
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Save to IdeabookEmail Photo Better yet, create the look of miniature trees in country-inspired planters with boughs from the garden (or tree lot). The mix shown here has a little of everything, from crock to watering can to simple pottery, and arrangements like these can be used inside or set outside in a protected area
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Better yet, create the look of miniature trees in country-inspired planters with boughs from the garden (or tree lot). The mix shown here has a little of everything, from crock to watering can to simple pottery, and arrangements like these can be used inside or set outside in a protected area.
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