GbD's guest blogger for this month is Elise who runs Toast Events, Elise also happens to be part of our family (sister/daughter), so we thought we would collaborate on something for the holidays! Here she is…
Being German means Christmas is almost sacred. It's a rule that no work is to be done until the tree comes down in January. If we could be in Europe this time every year - we would. The markets, food and atmosphere are like nothing you've ever likely experienced. So to compensate, our Euro-Canadian festivities are one of our most cherished family traditions. When we were kids, the tree was only decorated on the eve, and to this day we use real lit candles! There's a very specific way I like to decorate the tree. First, I like to hog the experience all to myself. No co-decorating allowed. But this year when my sister asked me to guest blog for the holidays, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to share a D.I.Y of the cute fresh floral ornaments I make for my tree.
- 12 Water Picks
- 1 Box of Dark Green Reindeer Moss
- Green Craft Wire
- 12 Roses (any colour)
- 1 Bunch of Seeded Eucalyptus
Before you begin the project it's always important that you re-cut and hydrate your roses in warm water, removing any bruised petals. I find Eucalyptus also dries out fast so be sure to make sure their also in a nice vase of water.
Fill your water picks with water. Make sure they are dried off and the cap is nice and snug so you don't have any leakage.
With your glue gun, use bits of Mood Moss and adhere it to the water pick. Essentially this will help camouflage the water pick when you add your blooms to the tree. Feel free to use a bit of wire to secure the moss further.
Take your rose bloom and re-cut the stem. Make sure you keep the stems long. I do this for a few reasons. It distributes the weight of the bloom over a larger area so that your branches don't bend with weight. It also allows the water pick to be further inside the tree so that you don't see it.
Cut a few sprigs of Eucalyptus and wire it together with the rose bloom.
Insert the tip of the Rose stem into the water pick making sure the tip goes right down to the base of the capsule.
Once your tree is fully decorated, insert the bloom into the tree with the water pick closest to the main stem of the tree. And voila! You're done!
Once the Rose is finished blooming you can pop a new one in. Just make sure you add more water to the capsule. And there you have it! Rose décor for your Christmas tree
Visit the Toast Events blog here https://www.toastevents.ca/blog/
Galvanized tree collar, Canadian Tire $34.95
White Herrnhuter Sterne Stars, Artistic Landscape Designs Boutique $134.95 (they're currently on sale!)
Wicker Basket, Home Sense $34.95
Fur Stockings, Home Sense $12.95
Fur Throw Pillow, Home Sense $26.95
Moroccan Pillow, Artistic Landscape Designs $165.95
Hugo, Chocolate Lab $ priceless
All ornaments are either form Germany or Artistic Landscape Designs Boutique