3 Ways with Christmas Greenery
Birmingham event and floral designer Sybil Sylvester combs the winter garden and shares three enchanting ways to use fresh evergreens indoors.
Accent a CollectionLook for out-of-the-way display areas, such as the top of a chest, to add sparkle and shine. Whether your vignette stays up year-round—like this collection of mercury glass—or is seasonal, keep the fluffing simple so it doesn't compete.
How To: Cut appropriate lengths of fresh magnolia, boxwood, pine, fir, winterberry, and American cranberry bush berries to fit vessels. Right before a party, add ranunculus. Drape Carolina moonseed vine across the bottom; its berries last for weeks. You can hang a store-bought wreath or make your own like Sybil did. Just wire together 4-inch-long bunches of boxwood, cedar, or fir, and then secure to a 10-inch wire wreath frame with florist wire. Place bunches so they overlap. Hang by looping wide satin ribbon through the wreath and tying in a knot. Cut the ends of the ribbon at a diagonal.