Green makes a lush porch
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Patio Party

Why we love it: A foliage-filled porch makes a wonderful setting for a holiday party. For a pleasing contrast to the greenery, fill a glass hurricane with seasonal fruits and a pillar candle.

What makes it work: Clay pots, leaf place mats, and bronze-handled flatware lend the textures of the garden to the table.

Steal this look: Tie a silver shovel with ribbon to create a garden-inspired napkin ring.

And make your own place mats. Arrange magnolia leaves on a piece of cardboard or canvas backing and glue them in place with a glue gun. (Flatten them under a stack of books.) To prevent leaves from curling, preserve them in a liquid glycerin solution (available in craft stores.)


A garden-friendly table setting
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Natural Beauty

Tie a silver shovel with ribbon to create a fun napkin ring. And your green-thumbed friends will be thrilled with the whimsical token of the meal.


Bring gardening to the table
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Patio Details

Clay pots, leaf place mats, and bronze-handled flatware lend the textures of the garden to the table.

  • Tie a silber shovel with ribbon to create a garden-inspired napkin ring.
  • Lend textures of the garden to the table with clay pots, leafy place mats, and bronze-handled flatware.
  • Make your own place mats. Arrange magnolia leaves on a piece of cardboard or canvas backing and glue them in place with a glue gun. (Flatten them under a stack of books.) To prevent leaves from curling, preserve them in a liquid glycerin solution (available in craft stores.)


Get crafty with these green Christmas ideas
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Try This at Home

Make your own place mats by arranging magnolia leaves on a piece of cardboard or canvas backing and gluing them in place with a glue gun. You can flatten them under a heavy stack of books. To prevent the leaves from curling, preserve them in a liquid glycerin solution (available at craft stores.)


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