So here are some ideas and photos to inspire a Natural, from the earth, handmade Holiday.
A walk in the woods and a basket is all you need. This is a wonderful way to kick off the holidays with your family . Children love running through the woods collecting natures tiny gifts.
This Year I collected Holly( which is abundant around here) pine, chestnuts, and pine cones of all sizes.
You can fill bowls with chestnuts, or arrange pine and holly around the house..
pine and holly may need to be replaced about every week. Although I find that Frasier Fir ( which are also the tree of choice here) really hold their needles for a long long time.. After we get out tree, I take all the extra cut branches and decorate.
A beautiful display for the holidays, and it didn't cost us but a penny.