Friday, December 3, 2010

How to: Decorate for Winter

 Winter tends to do its own decorating in GriggsDakota.
Nevertheless, we can't help adding a few touches. It's windy here and rocks help hold down the clippings from the spruce trees that I brought in from the summer pasture.
We use the idea above on a picnic table or any other flat surface that is sturdy and needs a winter spruce up. I have a log about two feet high, stripped of bark, topped with a flat rock, then layered with tree trimmings and smaller rocks.
Indoors, of course, we need cheerful touches everywhere. I like to divide a circle into six and wire on six decorations to the wreath. I have been told that it is much easier to divide a wreath into eight. You can use nearly anything from candy canes to Christmas baubles.
 I purchased a plain artificial wreath, then added wheat and trimmings. 
 Copper colored ribbon
 And copper findings were purchased on Ebay to coordinate with the Farm Inspector's decor. Any color combination you like will work.
It's hard to believe there was a butterfly on that tree a few short weeks ago.


  1. I have my two copper ribbon wheat wreaths up in the front entry. Love them Mom. They are my favorite prairie touch!

  2. Hi Jane,
    A few weeks ago I put away the wheat wreath you created a few years back as part of that fundraiser for Katie's dear friend. It always sparks fond comments from friends and neighbors who have rural roots and just must touch the kernels. Makes me smile that your beautiful work makes them smile!
    Now the Christmas wreath I attempted to personalize this year is up. Green and blue this year. Peace, nature, serenity theme, I guess. Thanks for another great post on your beautiful blog.