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Christmas Stars

Christmas decorating is in full gear at my house and it is a disaster.  There are lights, snowflakes, owls, and glitter everywhere – my own personal heaven.  Those who know me, know that decorating my home usually takes one week minimum to complete.  I have to pull every single thing out of boxes and spread it around the living/dining room so I can fully assess each decoration.  I then begin to feel overwhelmed, so I pour myself a glass (or two) of wine and stare at all the decorations.  That’s pretty much day 1 and 2.  I am currently on day 3 and was making great progress, until I decided to cover my dining room table in moss and start a project.
Cue backstory….

A couple weeks ago I was out at camp and my mom stopped by for a visit.  We went for a walk in behind the camp and starting reminiscing about times we both spent out their as children.  It was just a short walk but was actually a very special moment for me, it warmed my heart.  Sorry, I’m getting off track!
My mom showed me the big rock she used to play on when she was a little girl.  She was surprised to see that it was now completely covered in moss.  This led to a conversation between her and I about moss – I know, I know, super exciting conversation.  Through talking about how resilient and easy it is to grow, I decided I wanted to try and incorporate it into my Christmas decorating.  I am feeling inspired by nature this season so it was the perfect addition to my decorations. I dug a bunch up, stuck it in an old container and threw it in my porch.  I walked past it earlier and noticed it looking pretty brown and sluggish.  Project time!

I knew I wanted to plant it in something, I had first envisioned letters, maybe spelling out JOY or PEACE.  Then I thought of this 3 tier star stand that I bought a few years back – its rustic and would compliment the green moss nicely.  However I felt like the end result would potentially look like a 3 tier moss cake – not quite the décor I wanted. So I took the stand apart, planted the moss, and then stacked the largest star on top of the smaller ones.  I added a few decorations and a small candle in each star – I didn’t want to make it too busy.  I love the way it turned out!
The rest of my house may be Christmas chaos but my dining room table is ready for some holiday cheer!

moss stars

moss stars

moss stars

moss stars

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Alex
    November 21, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Ahhh I love it! It’s so freaking creative… and again, the texture!!! <3 love, love!!

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    Maggie
    November 21, 2016 at 12:37 am

    So very creative and clever! You have a real gift, my dear niece.

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