Long evenings are ideal time to devote oneself to hobbies and house activities. I do it. Somehow I just cannot sit pretty. For me, the winter time is time to finally arrange photo albums and make new one, to do some embroidery, to make different things (now is the perfect time for Christmas projects), say goodbye to wardrobe clutter or draw new garden plans. Soon, I will start to bake Christmas cookies and decorate the house. But now, I still have time to make a few decorations for my friends.
Yesterday evening I decorated the terracotta boots (I have two of them). They were out in the garden in summer planted with Sedums and Sempervivums. But, they lost their warm terracotta colour - the elements took their toll. So, I have decided to paint them cream (acrylic paint) and decorate using decoupage technique. It turned out very well.
Holly and mistletoe for the occation...
This evening I arranged the hornbeam twigs, pine cones and dried fruits on the top of the boot. I used Chinese lanterns, Alder inflorescence and dried lemon slices. The twigs are sprayed gold.
I also used one white candle, small angel figure, some raffia fibres, a bell and Butcher's broom twigs (Ruscus aculeatus L.). This plant is from my garden. It is protected species in Croatia as well as the species with broader leaves (Ruscus hypoglossum L.).
And here, there is the final result.
Poinsettia has still yellowish bracts but they will turn white - I hope!