Have you ever seen items from the great outdoors being sold at a store? Hmmmm…. I’m paying for items that I could get in my backyard???
A great example of what I’ve used for decor is silver dollar plants. Around this time of the year, the silver dollar plant has produced its seed pods:
Some of the seed pods have already shed their outer brown layers, while others have not:
But that’s no problem: just peel off the brown layers and you’ll have beautiful, silvery disks that reflect sunlight like giant pearls:
Try to find plants that have little damage to them and cut their stems. After you’ve cut the plant, peeled off any brown layers on the “dollars”, and let your creativity take over! You can use the silver dollar plants in a flower arrangement, or use bunches of them to make a bouquet. I made a bouquet, placed it against an old window frame, and have it hanging in my living room.
You could also place the bouquet in a window, where it will shimmer in the sunlight.
What items from nature have YOU used to decorate your home?