Living ornaments add a touch of the unexpected to your holiday decor. And they will live on after the festivities end. Here are a few favorites:
Above: The Gold Leaf Cup Ornament measures approximately 2.5 inches in diameter and comes with a hanging hook and a tillandsia plant to perch inside; $22 each or $54 for a set of three at Flora Grubb.
Above: The Succulent Ornament features a living succulent cutting mounted on a handcrafted ornamental hook, and comes tucked in a gift box. The cuttings will last for weeks, sometimes even sprouting tiny roots while hanging on the tree; $22 (or $55 for a set of three different varieties) at Flora Grubb.
Above: The Elongated Drop Terrarium (plants not included) is 8.5 inches high and makes a beautiful ornament to hang on the tree or, better yet, in front of a window; $24 at Terrain.
Above: Three Spruce Ornaments made with petite bottles that hold a bit of moss and a sprig of conifer and a few drops of spruce essential oil; $26 for a set of three from One Gift World Etsy Shop.
We’d like to know: Have you ever made your own living ornament?
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