Once December hits, it's time to start thinking about evergreens. The smell of Douglas fir trees and boughs at the local hardware store or nursery immediately put us into the holiday spirit.
In years past you may have skipped using evergreens as decoration in the kitchen, but this is the year to change that. Not only do they smell amazing, but they also fit in quite nicely with kitchen and dining room decor. Want proof? Here are 10 examples.
- Window Wreaths - Jennifer Rizzo: One of the easiest ways to add greenery is with a simple wreath. We love this idea of hanging it in the window over the sink. Of course, a few mini evergreens don't hurt either.
- Table Runner - Country Living: When you're planning your table for holiday meals or parties, a simple evergreen runner is one of the quickest things you can execute, but it looks like you spent a lot of time and effort on it.
- Unexpected Evergreen - Aunt Ruthie's Sugar Pie Farmhouse: You can add a mini tree to the most unlikely of places. We love how a cake stand becomes a tree stand in this open shelving display.
- Trimmings in a Mason Jar - Love Grows Wild: Don't let those branches you trim off your tree go to waste. Create a simple (and wonderful-smelling) arrangement by popping a few of the pieces in a Mason jar.
- Place Settings - Belgian Pearls: In addition to using trimmings as a table runner, you can also tuck a sprig into each place setting.
- Rosemary Trees - Country Living: Think outside the box when it comes to evergreens and include mini rosemary trees. Even better, you'll be able to use them to flavor your meals and cocktails.
- Wreaths & Ribbon - Martha Stewart: These simple wreaths are easy to make, and look best when grouped together on a brightly colored ribbon.
- Fruit & Greenery - Southern Living: The combination of greenery with hearty and colorful winter fruits makes for a visually stunning centerpiece.
- Wreaths over Cabinets - Better Homes & Gardens: One of the easiest places to put a wreath is in front of your cabinets. Use upside-down removable hooks on the inside of the cabinets to hang the ribbon.
- Centerpiece - Country Living: A few evergreen branches, along with oversized pine cones, create a rustic, festive look.