12/26 DIY

A Touch of Evergreen

Evergreen on a shelf

This probably won’t be the last time I tell a story that starts like this.  I was walking by the trash  outside on the sidewalk and something caught my eye.  To clarify, it wasn’t my intention to look around in the trash, but I just happened to catch a glimpse of this green treasure.


Someone had tossed out these branches from their Christmas tree.  Shame set in as I stood from a distance, my legs locked, unable to look away from the branches, thinking about what if someone was watching me at that moment and wondering why I was staring at the trash.  I acted fast and swiped the branches, making my getaway quick before I’d have one too many witnesses.

I’m here to report that my mission was successful and I regret nothing at all.

Evergreen in a vase

This bronze vase had been sitting empty since I got it and it was the first thing I thought of when I brought the branches home.  I cut off the smaller pieces and made this adorable mini arrangement.  That still left a lot more to be done with, so I took the rest and stuck them into a white pitcher.

Evergreen with ornaments

They were screaming for some ornaments, so I hung up these gold and white ones from the dollar store that I never ended up using this year… until now!  I’m perfectly okay with ornaments after Christmas.  In fact, I will probably be keeping my Christmas decorations out through January because I’m not ready to let go of them.  This holiday season just went by too fast!

Are you keeping your Christmas decorations up or have you already started putting them away?  At what point is it considered keeping them out too long?  I’m hoping you can agree that at least January is ok :P.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!


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9 comments on “A Touch of Evergreen”

  1. So pretty! I especially love the one in the pitcher, it’s like a mini pine tree with the ornaments! I never want to take the tree down. I insist on keeping it up well after it’s dead and my boyfriend usually ends up throwing it out when I’m at work and can’t stop him (towards the end of January).

  2. I have definitely taken stuff from the trash before – we are just environmentally conscious!- and my decorations will be up at least through New Years because I like them and I’m too lazy to put them away yet. ;) Love those white and gold ornaments!

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