We have 3 crepe myrtles in our front flower beds. After pruning last year, I looked at the pile of limbs laying on the ground and realized that they looked very similar to the decorative limbs I had seen at various hobby stores. So I gathered some up for future use. This winter I decided I needed an arrangement of some sort to fill space on the mantle. I had a few red berry floral stems that I bought last year for another project and a vase that my sister gave me when she moved. I took some of the crepe myrtle limbs and trimmed them to the length I needed, tossed in the red berries and voila my winter arrangement appeared.
I like that it is simple and wintery. But the best part is that it cost me $0 because I had everything on hand. It doesn’t get better than FREE!
I like how it fills in the space on the right side of the mantle.
Have you ever used “yard trash” as a thrifty decoration in your home?