Ben gave me two awesome bright blue pots for Christmas.
Over the holidays, we stayed with my Ma in Peterborough. She has a wonderful long backyard that backs onto a forest. If you venture far enough into the forest, you come to a field with a big, white horse who comes by to ask for carrots. Isaac, Ma and I had fun one morning tobogganing, walking, and saying hello to the horse.
I brought some pliers and garbage bags along and clipped cedar, pine, and red branches. I even dragged some birch branches home. Ben happily piled them in the car back to Ottawa, despite having to rearrange our suitcases and prezzies.
Here's a before shot of the pots, with the garbage bags of branches.
I bought some blocks of foam from Michael's for arranging the branches and I bunched up some fliers for extra fill.
Here's the pot with the fliers at the bottom then the blocks on top. I reinforced the positions of the blocks by connecting them to each other with branches.
Then I just stuck the branches into the foam and came up with this:
Happy New Year.
- Mary Mary