Decorating with Greenery

Green branch in mason jar | redleafstyle.com

If you lack a green thumb but like the look of houseplants, then you’ll want to use this simple trick.

This is by far the easiest (and cheapest) way to add some green to your home. You don’t have to buy plants. You don’t have to buy flowers. You don’t have to grow anything. Ready? Huh? Huh? Here’s what you need to do.

Go outside. (Bring scissors.) Snip some trimmings from evergreen plants in your yard (or a nearby park). Run inside so the neighbors don’t see some crazy lady trimming bushes in her slippers. Or, is that just what I looked like?

Once safely inside, slip your trimmings into your favorite mason jars or vases. You’ll get the “look” of luscious green plants without having to give the TLC required to keep them alive.

Green plant in small vase | redleafstyle.com

I’m getting a lot better at keeping my houseplants alive. But I like the ease of just heading outside to snip a bit of greenery and using the trimmings to decorate my home. When I’m craving something fresh in my house, but I can’t really justify the unnecessary expense of buying flowers, this is the perfect solution!

Branch trimming in mason jar | redleafstyle.comGreen plant in round vase | redleafstyle.com

This is about as easy as it gets, black thumbs. What do you think of this trick for adding green to your home? I’d love to talk about it in the comments!


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6 thoughts on “Decorating with Greenery

  1. Sorry, I hit “Enter” accidentally. Are you really saying that you don’t have to water these after you bring them in? How long do they last then? Thank you.

    • Hi Gladys! Nope, you don’t have to water them. If you cut trimmings from evergreen trees or plants, they’re really hardy. Mine have stayed fresh for about three weeks now!

  2. Ugh, this is exactly the type of greenery I need in my home. When I was younger I swear I had a white flag that I kept alive for YEARS. Then I grew up and now I always forget to take care of them.

    Very clever idea! I’m tweeting it right now. 🙂

    • Thanks Mollie! I’m pretty bad at remembering to take care of plants too. I’m trying to be better. One thing I do to remember to water my plants is whenever I’m rinsing out a glass or something, I pour the water into a plant instead of just dumping it down the drain. It’s eco-friendly and I remember to water the plants!

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