Archive for Holiday Design

In Print – Living in Style Christmas Mantel how-to


This is a busy time of year for me decorating homes and gardens for Christmas.  To learn more about decorating your home with snips from the garden, see my Season’s Greenings – Garden cuttings come together to shape spirited holiday displays in the December 2008 issue of Living in Style magazine. Living in Style Magazine  


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Going Nuts at Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, I plan to go nuts.  Using nuts as my muse, I will use them to make my holiday decorations.  During my November seminar at Smith & Hawkin, in Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, NC, I created these centerpieces for Thanksgiving.

 november-smith-and-hawkins-014Using nuts and mums, I created this arrangement.  This is a nice idea for a foyer, end table, or buffet using just a bowl of nuts with flowers. 

 This arrangement was made with a plastic pot protector filled with water, a one inch floral frog and mums.  Fill with nuts and you’re done.




Here’s the same how-to, but with lady apples.



Here the nuts become a floral frog in a vase of water.

Don’t let your Thanksgiving preparations drive you nuts – go with nuts!

Created and written by Helen Yoest

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