If you listen to our podcast DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS, then you may know that Yvonne from Stone Gable practically demanded that I bring my large trough back from the farm and use it for my Christmas decor. So of course I brought it back.
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And I told her I would add my paperwhites to the trough, but they are not here yet, so I went in a different direction.
It’s been on my back porch and it was pretty dirty. I cleaned it up a bit and added some Styrofoam in the bottom of the trough to get some height under the candles. It’s quite deep. I added these dry foam blocks on top CLICK HERE. I also added crumpled paper so I wouldn’t need so many greens. Then I bought these candles CLICK HERE and twisted them into the dry floral foam. This is dry floral foam not regular styrofoam, so it is perfect for holding candles.
I added 8 candles to this box. Then I began to add the live greens. I kept adding the greenery until you couldn’t see the dry foam blocks. This was a bit messy, so I worked outside on the porch.
Finally the box was full. I placed it on the table. The only thing left to do was light the candles.
It really is beautiful in person and the smell is divine. I don’t have a live tree this year, so these greens really added a nice scent to the house. This piece is especially big, but a smaller one would be just as lovely.
I love this look, and I have Yvonne to thank for making me use it. Thanks Yvonne! You are one smart lady.
I think pomegranates would look perfect in here! I just need to get to the store and find some.
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