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9 Holiday Decorating Ideas With Christmas Greenery You May Not Know About

Looking for ways to decorate with Christmas greenery for the holidays and beyond? Wait until you see these holiday decorating ideas using fresh or faux winter greens this year that you may not have thought of.


It’s the final day of the 10 days of Christmas where my friends and I are bringing you daily inspiration to get psyched up and ready for the holidays.

Can you believe we’ve spent 10 days together sharing different types of holiday inspiration to try this year?

From Christmas decorating ideas to gift-wrapping ideas, these posts have you covered with lots of creative and budget-friendly ideas.

The 10 Days of Christmas lineup includes:

In today’s post, my friends and I are sharing our favorite holiday decorating ideas with Christmas greens. Doesn’t matter if you go with live or faux as you can intermix either with these creative and clever ideas.

Wait until you see all of the beautiful inspiration you may not have thought of!

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The 10 Days of Christmas

I’m super excited to share each day with some of my favorite holiday ideas as part of the 10 Days of Christmas.

The talented bloggers I’m sharing with are some of the best in the home decor niche and I feel very blessed to be a part of something so fun for the holidays.

If you are new here, I’m Stacy, a self-taught master gardener who lives and gardens in northern New Jersey, zone 6a.

We recently moved to a beautiful 1850 Farmhouse with 10 acres of gardens, sculptures and statues.

I’ve been gardening for greater than 20 years and enjoy helping beginner gardeners find their inner green thumb, as well as discover a love for all things plants and flowers. I love to bring the outdoors inside my home too.

I hope you enjoy visiting my home today and hope you come back so we can grow stuff and create beautiful spaces together.

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9+ Holiday Decorating Ideas With Christmas Greenery You May Not Know

Since my jam is plants and flowers, it should come as no surprise that I love playing around with fresh Christmas greenery for the holidays too.

While it’s true it can be tough with needle drop indoors, I’ve got some tips and tricks to getting those live evergreen branches to stay fresher for longer.

Since we just moved to our vintage farmhouse less than a year ago, I’m still learning about the property and trying to figure out how to decorate for the holidays.

There are LOTS of beautiful evergreen trees and shrubs here to cut from, so I can’t wait to dive in and start creating beautiful Christmas decor.

Last Christmas in our home tour 2021 with two black labs greeting visitors at the front door

Like these gorgeous winter planters I made last year.

Or this budget-friendly winter outdor planter I made using cuts from our Christmas tree and dried sedum autumn joy flowers.

Or these kissing balls for the front porch.

And this beautiful advent wreath DIY.

Or this incredible Christmas dining table centerpiece idea using a vintage toolbox as the planter.

You can even make your own scented gift tags for Christmas using small cuts from the landscape too!

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

Decorating With Fresh or Artificial Winter Greenery

With an array of ideas for using Christmas greenery, there is no shortage of options for decorating.

How much or how little you do largely depends on what you are decorating and the Christmas aesthetic you are striving for this year.

But the best part?

You can go with fresh winter evergreens or faux Christmas greenery depending on what you have on hand and how budget-conscious you are if you need more supplies.

Rustic and Elegant Christmas Table Settings with red plaid napkins, tapered candles and rustic christmas decor

If you have access to Christmas greenery in your landscape, it’s both budget-friendly and sustainable to make cuts and create beautiful holiday decor with fresh supplies.

That said, you’ll need to be mindful of how early you decorate as the greens don’t last as long as faux.

So consider all that before decorating this year.

If you want to learn my best tips for keeping Christmas greenery fresh, click here.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas on the stair raiilng in the front entry hall with ribbon, greens and twinkle lights
Rustic Farmhouse christmas tree with DIY paperbag snowflakes in farmhouse living roomHow to Make Snowflakes with Paper Bags

We used to decorate with a live Christmas tree since we got married but recently switched to this faux Christmas tree and have not looked back.

Because it was faux we could decorate much earlier and there was no needle drop!

And because I loved that tree so much, I added a flocked version that I’ll be sharing here soon that’s also by King of Christmas.

But before grab all of Christmas greenery this year, here are 9 more creative holiday decorating ideas using winter greens that you may not have thought of.

Easy Winter Container Garden Design close up with a variety of christmas greenery in black urn outdoor planter for winter with dwarf alberata spruce

Easy Outdoor Planters for Winter

Looking for easy outdoor planters for winter ideas? Learn how to design a budget-friendly beautiful winter outdoor planter for the holidays and beyond this year with these simple tips.

Cottage on bunker hill porch decorating ideas for christmas

Easy Winter Porch Decorating Tips & Tricks

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill shared a few of her easy winter porch decorating tips to quickly turn your entranceway into a festive welcome for the entire winter season.

Cottage in the mitten with red berries and white pitcher

Beautiful Faux Greenery & Stems For Your Holiday

Looking for some new greenery this Christmas? When it comes to winter, my good friend Kim from Cottage in the Mitten is a faux kind of girl and she shared some beautiful faux greenery & stems for you to use this holiday season.

Cedar orange topiary trees by the ponds farmhouse

DIY Real Cedar & Orange Topiaries

My good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shared these DIY Real Cedar & Orange Topiaries are a sustainable and budget-friendly way to decorate for the Christmas season. Fill your home with the wonderful fragrance of live greenery and save money this holiday by following this easy step-by-step tutorial.

winter greenery for mantel decor by robyn's french nest with farmhouse decor ideas

How to Use Winter Greenery to Create Beautiful Mantel Decor

Wondering how to decorate your mantel to last you through the season and after Christmas too? Make your winter mantel decor extra cozy with these easy decorating tips from my good friend Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest. Layers + textures + greens…the perfect combination!

cozy fireplace essentials for christmas by she gave it a go

Cozy Winter Fireplace Decor Essentials

My good friend Brendt from She Gave It a Go shared how to cozily decorate your fireplace for winter with these essentials. Don’t miss these easy-to-put-into-play ideas.

The tattered pew christmas mantel with plaid stockings

How to Decorate a Rustic Christmas Mantel

Do you have a mantel that you need help decorating for the holidays? My good friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew shared these easy layering tips for how to add the best greenery, statement pieces and rustic accents to your mantel or fireplace that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to decorate.

21 ways to decorate with pinecones by thistlewood farms and a pretty wreath for christmas

21 Ideas for Decorating With Pinecones

Free Christmas decorating makes my good friend KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms happy. And if you have pine cones in your yard? Here are 21 ways to add them to your winter greenery.

how to make a fluffy mantel garden with christmas greenery by simply 2 moms

How to Make a Fluffy Christmas Mantel Garland for Less

Learn how to make your Christmas mantel garland look full and fluffy without breaking your budget with tips from my good friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms. These easy-to-copy ideas show you how to get height and volume starting with a cheap garland. This method can be used for any decorating style or color scheme.

I hope you found some amazing holiday inspiration today.

Want to Learn How to Decorate With Fresh Greens for the Holidays?

Sign up here for my email and get a discount on my ebook, 15 Easy Ways to Decorate With Fresh Greens for the Holidays that offers beautiful, budget-friendly, and sustainable holiday decorating inspiration using fresh greens from the landscape.

This 40-page guide is full of simple DIY holiday decorating ideas that includes how to cut, care for, and design with fresh greens, as well as tips to purchase and incorporate faux greens with your holiday decorating style to create a cozy, beautiful, and organic vibe.

From porch styling to cozy centerpiece and tablescape inspiration, wait until you try these budget-friendly holiday decorating ideas using fresh greens for every room in your home.

hanging planter for Christmas on the front porch

Looking For More Christmas Decorating Ideas?

Wait until you see these holiday decorating, entertaining, and food ideas to create a cozy home for Christmas.

scented gift tags for holiday presents for Christmas or Chanukah

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    1. This was the best 10 days…so much inspiration was shared. I’ve always loved your outdoor planters.