Monday, December 01, 2008

Christmas Decorations from the Garden: Spray-Painted Alliums

Inspired by The Garden in Winter by Suzy Bales, I am making more of my Christmas decorations with materials from the garden.

Earlier this year, I saved and dried my alliums for this project. This weekend, I sent my husband to the hardware store for some red and silver spray paint and then had some fun in the backyard. I haven't gotten around to using them in any arrangements or containers yet, but I think they look pretty neat already. I tried some other seedheads too, but the alliums were my favorite.
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Jim/ArtofGardening said...

We spray painted dried allium heads purple for my daughter's Harry Potter garden. Only purple is so close to an allium color, I don't think anyone thought they were unique.

Yours look great. I gotta try silver.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi there, how very creative they look really great, well done my friend/ Tyra

Frances said...

How wonderful these are! I must remember to save mine next year, for they do hold up well. Thanks for the inspiration.


Colleen said...

This is a great idea--they'll add plenty of interest to winter arrangements. I'll have to remember to save and dry my alliums next year.

Gorgeous blog, by the way. I came here via Blotanical, and I will definitely be back!

Stacy said...

I saved my allium from the summer...have it in a vase in my entry way - so pretty! Can they reseed? I thought they were a bulb?

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Anonymous said...

All of your Christmas arrangements are awesome! I just went through and looked at each one, exclaiming "How pretty!", "How clever!" and "How did she come up with that?!". Good work, you have a great artistic eye. I'll bet you are enjoying all those decorations.

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