Did you know that there are only 5 more Fridays until Christmas? It’s fast approaching so I figured it was time get going on some of my holiday crafts. I’ve been into succulents this year, because they seem to be the only plant that I can keep alive in my house, so I thought my first craft of the season would be to make live Christmas ornaments for the tree.
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I had a lot of fun making these and I even got to use my clean dining table, which I haven’t been able to do in 11 months. So, let’s get started! The supplies I used to make this super easy craft were:
- 3 glass ornaments
- 3 petite succulents
- sheet moss
- faux berry stem
- spray bottle with water
I began by adding a small amount of sand to the glass ball,to give the succulent a base.
Next, I removed the petite succulent from its pot, carefully removed all of the loose soil and placed it in the sand in the glass ball.
I took a few pieces of the sheet moss and lightly sprayed it with water, to soften it up. Then I carefully placed the pieces around the succulent. I used sheet moss to add more green (for Christmas) to the ornament but you could add some stones or other filler.
After the moss was in place, I took my faux berry stem, clipped a few bunches off and placed them around the succulent. To finish it off, I added a ribbon and my first live Christmas ornament was complete.
So, I would have liked to show a picture of them hanging on our tree, but I’m not ready to put it up yet (as a blogger, is it ok to admit that?). Anyway, I arranged them on my marble pedestal with some greens that smelled like Christmas, and called it a day. They’re all ready to hang when I do decide to put the tree up.
I made these about a week ago and I’m happy to report that they are still alive and well.
How about you? Are you ready to start decorating for the holidays or is it way too early?